Denmark - June 18-25, 2004

These pictures were taken on a trip to the PARA'04 Workshop in Copenhagen, and the short time in Denmark before and after the conference. They were taken with my Olympus C730 Ultra Zoom digital camera. Most images are shown at a resolution of 640x480, but are available in full 2048x1536 size by clicking on the links after the captions. There are also two pages of Cathy's pictures from Photo CDs: [Roll 1][Roll 2].

Friday, June 18, 2004

No pictures. 11 AM EDT departure from Williamstown. 3 PM EDT arrival at JFK airport in New York. Depart JFK around 7 PM EDT, fly into the night...

Saturday, June 19, 2004 across the Atlantic and several time zones, arriving in Brussels around 8:15 AM CEST [Picture]. Then a short flight to Copenhagen, arriving around 11:15 AM CEST. After finding the hotel, checking in and getting a little rest, we took a walk around Copenhagen before dinner [13 Pictures].

Sunday, June 20, 2004

This was a Copenhagen sightseeing day. We started with a walk to the City Hall area, taking us through Ørsteds Parken [9 Pictures] and along Hans Christian Boulevard. We got to the Town Hall area early for our bus, and looked around the area some before the 11 AM tour [12 Pictures]. Then it was onto our 2 1/2 hour "Grand Tour" bus ride. Pictures from the bus ride are broken down into several pages: Tivoli area and Rodin's Thinker [4 Pictures], Christianshavn [5 Pictures], the Danish Parliament [5 Pictures], Christiansborg [5 Pictures], Holmens Kirke [2 Pictures], Nyhavn [7 Pictures], a stop at Amalienborg for the changing of the guard [26 Pictures], a fountain under renovation [2 Pictures], the Danish Resistance Museum [Picture], and the Citadel [2 Pictures], the stop at the Little Mermaid statue [5 Pictures], some of Chrisitan IV's things [5 Pictures], Rosenborg Castle [4 Pictures], the stop at the Danish Cathedral, Vor Frue Kirken [11 Pictures]. After the tour, we went over to Tivoli to find some lunch [15 Pictures]. From there, it was to the National Museum [13 Pictures]. After the museum, we walked through Christiansborg [8 Pictures] and back to Nyhavn [10 Pictures]. From there, back across to climb up the Round Tower, to finish the picture-taking day with great views of the city [25 Pictures]. After that, it was a long walk in search of dinner [Picture].

Monday, June 21, 2004

This was the first day of the conference, so that took up just about the whole day. There are pictures from DTU and Lyngby at lunch time [9 Pictures] and from the walk to the train station at the end of the day [8 Pictures], and from the hotel late in the evening [3 Pictures].

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

The day was spent at the conference, so there are no pictures. I'm no soccer fan, but it was pretty neat to go down to the City Hall area for dinner and find the common area packed with people wearing red watching a giant screen TV showing Denmark vs. Sweden. We even got to see a goal. Proof that it's always worth bringing a camera (now I know). We were back at the hotel when Denmark scored again. The whole city just started yelling and singing. I'm pretty sure every television in Denmark is watching this game. The crowd noise coming out of houses is pretty amazing.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Last day of the conference, and the only pictures are from the walk to DTU from the train station in the morning [8 Pictures] and a few pictures on campus at the end of the day [2 Pictures].

Thursday, June 24, 2004

With the conference over, this was the other day to see the area. We decided on two destinations: Roskilde, Denmark, and Malmö, Sweden. First, about 20 miles by train [Picture] to Roskilde, the first capital of Denmark. We arrived in Roskilde and started out by walking through town to the Viking Museum [12 Pictures]. The Viking Museum itself was very good, with some outdoor exhibits [24 Pictures] and indoor exhibits [9 Pictures], where we joined a tour by one of the museum's archaeologists. We walked around a bit more in the harbor area [Picture] before getting an extremely slow lunch at the museum cafe. Next stop was the cathedral named Domkirke, which is the burial place for dozens of Danish Kings [15 Pictures]. After a walk back up to the train station [2 Pictures], we took the train to Sweden [7 Pictures], which included a trip across the Øresundbridge, which is actually a bridge-tunnel opened in 2000. It crosses the Øresund, which connects the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. In Malmö, we just walked around for a while [30 Pictures]. Then it was back on the train across the bridge to Denmark [10 Pictures] for dinner and a few more pictures in Copenhagen [9 Pictures].

Friday, June 25, 2004

Not much time to see or do anything before heading to the airport in the morning [Picture]. The checkin process was fast and we had a lot of time before the flight to London. The flight was mostly over clouds but things cleared up for a great flyover of London on approach to Heathrow. Heathrow was busy and involved lots of walking, a bus ride, and waiting in various lines and waiting areas. The flight across the Atlantic started with views of England [4 Pictures] and Wales [9 Pictures], the Celtic Sea, and southern Ireland [3 Pictures], before heading out over open ocean and what look like icebergs below [8 Pictures]. Then it was across Newfoundland [6 Pictures] and Nova Scotia [3 Pictures]. Then it was into the clouds, landing in a thunderstorm at JFK that caused the plane to sit on the tarmac [Picture] for about 2 hours. Combined with some NYC traffic, this meant a 2:45 AM EDT (or 8:45 AM CEDT) arrival in Williamstown.
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