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Copenhagen or bust
This week is flying by! I'm getting sad that the Summer is quickly coming to an end (insert sad face).
We had an extra early start today to get out to the barn. There are lots of beginners this week, and the girls' trainer needs all the help she can get from the more advanced riders (which my girls are) to help these new kids.
So, she asked that they get there by 8:30am today and be all tacked up and ready to ride by 8:45. (Usual arrival time is 9am.)
We got a head start last evening by making lunch and packing snacks to avoid doing so in the morning.
What do you think of Tanya's Magical Anniversary trip so far? I'm so enjoying all of her stories and the pictures.
I still can't believe there was an earthquake while she was in Italy!!
She was also able to enjoy some time in Copenhagen yesterday before heading off to Edinburgh.
Let's take a look at some interesting bits of information about Copenhagen...
16 Fun Facts About Copenhagen, Denmark
1. Copenhagen is the capital and most populated city of Denmark.
2. The city is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand; another small portion of the city is located on Amager, and is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund.
3. Originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century.
4. The earliest historical records of Copenhagen are from the end of the 12th century, but, recent archaeological finds in connection with work on the city's metropolitan rail system revealed the remains of a large merchant's mansion near today's Kongens Nytorv from about 1020.
5. Copenhagen lost around 22,000 of its population of 65,000 to the plague in 1711.
6. The Copenhagen Fire of 1728 was the largest in the history of Copenhagen. The fire burned for three days, destroying approximately 28% of the city, and leaving approximately 20% of the population homeless.
7. Due to the fires of 1728 and 1795, few traces of the old town can be found in the modern city.
8. The Copenhagen metropolitan area has just over 2 million inhabitants.
9. The city is the cultural, economic and governmental centre of Denmark.
10. Copenhagen is one of the major financial centres of Northern Europe with the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.
11. Copenhagen's famous landmarks include Tivoli Gardens, The Little Mermaid Statue, The Amalienborg and Christiansborg Palaces, Rosenborg Castle Gardens and Frederik's Church.
12. The University of Copenhagen, founded in 1479, is the oldest university in Denmark.
13. The original designation, from which the contemporary Danish name derives, was Køpmannæhafn, meaning "merchants' harbour."
14. The natural harbour and good herring stocks seem to have attracted fishermen and merchants to the area on a seasonal basis from the 11th century and more permanently in the 13th century.
15. Tivoli Gardens is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark and the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world, opened on August 15, 1843.
16. Copenhagen has one of the world's most dedicated bike cultures. In fact, the city has more bicycles than people.
Yesterday, I made more progress on my ongoing endeavor to clear out stuff that we are no longer using or need.
Last week, the Veterans Association picked up numerous bags of old clothes and I'm starting a new pile for them to pick up in a few weeks from now.
This time, it will be old toys and books. I like organizing the pick ups with specific items. It is helpful to clear things out in an organized fashion.
What a way to start the new school year with so much organized and orderly in the house! I love it!!
Well, my little cuz, Tanya is certainly making her way around Europe!
Are you reading her blog - she talks about how she hit 3 countries in one day!! And the pictures are gorgeous!!
Well, my dear people - I'm gonna head out.
But first , a few throwback memories from August 2012 in Ireland!! Specifically in Shannon!
Have a good one!
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