well, as always: back physically, but not mentally;)
i was there with three friends (former colleagues)
and we had the best Hotel EVER!! (ever means: since we are making our annual City travels (2010)
we arrived on monday (stayed until friday) and the first day we took part in a "free Walking tour" (well, free means: you hopefully give a tip at the end!), which guided us to some touristic places to get an overview... good idea, i think, as we could cancel some places from our list (which we decided not to amplify)...
our guide lucinda started the tour at the City hall (quite near our Hotel)
we came across nytorv, Caritas well, christiansborg Palace, nikolai church, Højbro Plads (with the absalon statue, founder of the city), nyhavn... and the final place was amalienborg castle
one of the daily highlights was our breakfast in the hotel:
(you may think we are hoggish... and you are right;))
a feast for the eyes and for every palate...
copenhagen is the world´s leading capital concerning the consumption of organic and sustainably produced Food - the percentage increases year by year.
we had a breakfast buffet that was incredible.
the photos Show just a part of it...
i left out the cheese and dairy products, the ham/Salami department, and the bread (we could watch them baking in the Background...)
the sheer enormity blew us away.
not to speak of the well designed surroundings (another typical danish Feature)
of course copenhagen is the town of Hans Christian Andersen and his "Little mermaid"...
his grave may not be the most beautiful or spectacular one in the assistants graveyard - but we had to go and have a look.
the graveyard is somewhat a park (People exercising yoga, Young mothers having a walk with their prams), a beautiful atmosphere.
i had printed out the Long Version of the mermaid fairytale at home (as actually i would not remember the Details any more) and brought it with me. we sat in the grass there and read the 14 pages (!) rotationally.
do you remember it? go and read it when you have leisure time.
when we walked on we came across another cemetery, the old jewish one.
you know i could not pass by.
i did not have the Feeling that there are so many Dogs in copenhagen,
i made this mosaic for my travelling Buddy Brigitte, whose daughter has a dog
that´s for today, but making a photo book some Pictures might follow next week.
back home i wanted to take Advantage of a sunny day for trying to gelli print onto fabric.
fabric paint, brayer, stencil, sponge...
and the "negative" print on the right part of the fabric
and: surprise, surprise... another pouch:)
i stitched around the red printed stars with red variegated yarn
and sew it together, forming this A4+ sized bag
front, back, Detail of back side