Monday/ train to Malmö

4-26-2016 5-45-01 AM
The Øresund Bridge connects Copenhagen and Malmo, and was completed in 2000 at a cost of €2.6 billion. The bridge made a big difference to the economy of Malmo.

I could see a bridge far away from my hotel room and discovered that it is the Øresund Bridge to Malmö in Sweden : a combined railway and motorway bridge across the Øresund strait between Sweden and Denmark. The bridge runs nearly 8 kilometres from the Swedish coast to the artificial island of Peberholm in the middle of the strait.  So!  I have to go, I thought, and besides, my feet and legs needed a break from walking all over the city of Copenhagen in between bus rides and train rides.    I literally just had time to make the ride out there, look around the Central Station for 15 minutes, and then catch the train back again.

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This is the grand old post office building across from the Malmo Central Station. Looks like the right side’s copper tower and dome is getting renovated.
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The original, old building of Malmo Central Station opened in 1856.
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And here is the new extension that had been added. I think it opened in 2011.
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This is a brand new building right next to the Central Station, still under construction. I think it is for a drug company.
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Hmm! An M&M candy machine right there at Copenhagen Main Station in the 7-11. (Why don’t we have these in the USA? But maybe that is a good thing for me, that there isn’t any).

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