The sun was shining as I biked to downtown to run some errands this week... The light does make a great difference - both in our mood as well as in photography. I stopped by the bridge by the city lakes, and enjoyed the glimpses of light on the water. Beside me there was a Christmas Tree stand, so many stopped by and chose a Christmas tree - and I saw smiling people setting the tree it on a bike, or carrying it along the bridge, chatting happily.
The mannequin in front of the water Wear Boutique looked funny, wearing diving glasses and an elf hat! Well, the weather has been pretty stable in Denmark this year: The average temperature in June was +12,6 C grades, and the temperature this Monday was + 11 C grades ...
Sct. Nikolaj Church building is the third oldest chruch in Copenhagen - it was built in 1200. Sct. Nikolaj Church burned in a fire 1895 - the tower being the only part that survived . The church was rebuilt but it has not functioned as a church since 1805. Today it functions as an exhibition hall - and has a lovely play ground just outside.
The Church very close to the shopping street, and when our boys were small, we often times stopped by the park and had a little break with sandwiches and play, when in downtown.
The shopping street is decorated with Christmas lights - creating a nice atmosphere, especially in the dark.
Having done most of my errands, I popped in to Lagkage Huset - a cozy patisserie, where I rested my feet and had a coffee and a chocolate coated marshmallow treat - sweet and so good!
Our local church held an organ concert this Tuesday evening ... The church is the oldest building in Copenhagen, built in 1180. The church is rather small, and so beautiful! Kneeling before the altar to the Lord's supper is special each time, there is place to 18 people at a time by the altar.
I remember my mom taking me to church early Christmas morning - we sat up so we could see the candles at the altar, and also the organist playing ... Eversince, I have fancied organ music. The talented organist in our local church, Bente Kiil Toftegaard, stands in the middle of the photo above.
Last year the snow fell on Christmas morning ... The photo above is from our walk in the neighborhood a year ago.
With these postcards I want to wish you a Joyous and Merry Christmas,