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  • Day3

    Day 3 Copenhagen - Danish Design Museum

    August 3, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 20 °C

    It was only 28 degrees so we decided to walk the short distance to the Danish Design Museum. Mark had lied and it was closer to 2 kilometres. But it was a nice day.
    Observed the Danish art of riding a bicycle holding two large bunches of flowers while smoking. True talent.

    Great place originally built as the first hospital in 1774.

    Now has a great collection of Danish design icons, the everyday item and the completely useless.

    Has a Chair Hall with a fantastic collection of iconic chairs from the world’s best designers and probably now worth a zillion dollars. Tried our first smorgasbord sandwich for lunch and although unusual was very tasty. Thinking the sign on the table was something important we tried Google Translate to discover it said “Don’t move the Bench”. Bit if an anticlimax really.

    Terrific place with far to much to see.

    Back to the hotel for dinner down the road at an Asian restaurant and a kiwi waitress originally from Argentina who spoke no Danish. You couldn’t make it up.
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    Maria Burgo


  • Day104

    Royal Armory, Leeds

    August 13, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    This museum houses a huge collection of arms and armor from around the world. The centerpiece is the Hall of Steel, in which over 2500 items are displayed. At the base are old cannons. Everything was so artistically arranged!

    Included are life-sized dioramas of many uses from war, of course, to hunting.
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  • Day104

    Royal Armory: Tournaments

    August 13, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Tournaments started out as mock battles used to prepare for battle. Then they became spectator events with elaborate costumes, and armor that was mostly for show. Tournaments lasted 600 years, and many were dangerous.Read more

  • Day104

    Royal Armory: Training

    August 13, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Boys learned how to wear armor and handle weapons starting at age seven. This armor weighs 16 pounds. By age 14 most boys had learned how to master a lance while riding.

    We enjoyed watching some volunteers demonstrating foot combat techniques. They seemed to have a lot of fun as their sense of humor was apparent, but they were very good at choreographing the motions.Read more

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City and Borough of Leeds, Leeds, LDS