A Perfect Day in Copenhagen
Illums Bolighus is an amazing Danish store with beautiful Danish designed items. It's a store that was created by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark. There is something for every price range from a small wooden soldier to a handsomely carved animal selling for hundreds of dollars plus furniture which I am sure was incredible. I smiled to myself when I found a wooden bear my mother had bought in 1963. It still looked stylish today. While admiring some stylish Eco water bottles, my thoughts were interrupted with, "Those bottles are the perfect Danish design created with no glue." Apparently we were too enthusiastic about the bottles because suddenly the salesman was giving us a tour of fine glass tea and coffee pots with a unique "Danish twist" as he put it. We had to politely say thank you to get away and with that we were informed that we shouldn't bother with the upper two floors because they were more expensive. We chose some great items and left pleased with our purchases. For David's mother, we chose a beautiful hand carved wooden dog, and for ourselves some beautiful art prints, and a handmade beaver.
One cannot come to Copenhagen without taking a canal boat ride. Our guide pointed out all the modern buildings and told us their story. One glass building called the Black Diamond building which is the Copenhagen library is shaped like a diamond so that when the sun reflects off the sea, the windows will glitter like diamonds. We passed the royal yacht and saw two cruise ships head out to see.