Leah and I originally thought we would spend Easter just the two of us, relaxing and eating. We ended up relaxing and eating but we also got to spend time with Seb's family and some friends. We went to Seb's for afternoon cheese and crackers and wine, and we showed up to a table filled with goodies. We were also surprised and spoiled with chocolateeee!!!! Lots and lots of chocolate!!!!! The afternoon was spent in the sun, I even had to wear sunscreen - it was that strong! After a few hours Leah and I headed to Connie's for what we nicknamed the "Misfit Easter". There was about 10 of us at Connie's and we called it the Misfit Easter because it consisted of everyone who was not Danish but in Denmark for easter, classmates that didn't get the chance to go home, visitors (such as Leah) and everyone else in between. We were from Canada, Germany, England, Cyprus, Indonesia, Poland and Pakistan... I think that's all! We had a lovely evening and although we were not home for Easter we were surrounded by great people and had a wonderful holiday!
Today Leah and biked downtown to Rosenborg Castle. The castle was originally built in 1606 as a summer house for King Christian IV but then later turned into a museum. It opened to the public in 1838, making it one of the first museums to do so. Each room was dedicated to a different King, filled with artwork, tapestry, furniture and more tapestry... so much tapestry!
The last 3 pictures in the group of photos above show our new favourite thing to do in castles/museums- take selfies in the oldest mirrors we can find!!
The 3rd floor was our favourite floor, it housed the Royal Thrones. The King's Throne, on the left, is made from narwhale tusks! And of course, more tapestry.
Our next stop was the basement where we came across old wine barrels and a revolver made by Samuel Colt and given to the King of Denmark as a gift from the president of the United States.
Further into the basement was a vault containing the Queen's Crown Jewels! It was absolutely amazing! The intricate detail of the pieces, the amount of jewels and diamonds, all combined was breathtaking.
We grabbed a bite to eat and spent the rest of the afternoon in the King's park, just outside the castle. Everyone was out enjoying the sunshine and we made sure to soak up as much of it as we could! Tomorrow our cousin Brianna arrives, she will be visiting for 2 weeks as well!! Can't wait :)
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