We had heard of Tivoli, of course, long before we went there. Our dear neighbor Frank had cautioned us, "And you must go to Tivoli." We went, Frank, not once, but twice.
It is unlike anything I've been to anywhere else, although the long-demolished Willow Grove Park does come to mind. Tivoli is a combination of a huge park with a relaxing area for families and play area for children, concert and other entertainment venues, amusement rides (some of which we referred to as "stomach dumpers"), and about forty-five restaurants.
It is huge, pleasant, and romantic; we saw many young couples enamored with both each other and the place. Both nights that we were in Copenhagen, we walked over to Tivoli, strolled around, and had delicious Danish dinners.
One day we went to a museum called the Glyptotek (I was quite smitten with the name). It was a regular art museum, but so beautiful. We had a delicious lunch in its botanical garden.
Now might be a good time to talk about money. We had obtained some cash in the currencies for each of the three countries we would visit, and as it turned out, we didn't need any cash at all. Literally everyplace had little wireless credit card swipers: restaurants, taxicabs, hotels, shops, coffee places. For a long, long time it seemed that the only time we needed "real money" was when we went into a museum and had to check Joe's backpack in a locker. But even then, we could borrow a coin from the desk and return it to them after use.
There was one place in Sweden that did not have one of the card swipers, and they were happy to accept U.S. dollars!
I had bought a print of this scene, and as it turns out, I like my own photograph just as much. Here are some additional views from this area, which is filled with indoor-outdoor restaurants, crowds of people (many walking dogs), and delicious mojito-flavored water ice!
We did so much in Copenhagen, but I imagine there is still more that we would have enjoyed if we had had another day. But we didn't. It was time to get to the airport to fly to our final destination city: Stockholm, Sweden!