I am spending a few days in Copenhagen* before heading west, home. The flight from Frankfurt to Copenhagen this morning was just an hour, but it took a while to get here : there was trouble with the on-board computer of the incoming plane, and another one had to be found.
*I thought I would check up on ‘The World’s Happiest Country’ .. as Denmark is frequently referred to when ‘happiness indexes’ are compiled.
This is 7 am this morning and I am sitting in an express train headed for Frankfurt Flughafen (Airport). The train is a world unto its own : comfortable seating, a lot of bike and luggage space, toilet on the far right, and wi-fi as well.
(it was raining in Frankfurt as well). We’re stepping out to the Airbus 320 from SAS that will take us to Copenhagen. I like the red paint on the jet engine!
Denmark is a land with a lot of islands .. first sighting of land as we come in to land at Copenhagen.
Here’s my welcome! sign. Hej! is actually pronounced much the same as ‘Hi!’ the way we say the greeting in English.
And here’s the gorgeous steel pillars and roof of the Copenhagen main train station, shown as København H on maps. The train station opened in 1911, and is the work of architect Heinrich Wenck. I took the Metro Light Rail to Norreport station, and the S-tug (S-train) to the main station.
Finally, here’s a nod to the quadrennial (400th) anniversary of William Shakespeare’s passing away with The Spiegel’s cover. ‘The Terror Expert : Power, murder and morals : the astonishing current world of William Shakespeare’, says the subtitle. In other words. the world has not changed much since Shakespeare wrote about all of those.