In 2009 I spent a week in Copenhagen and took lots of photographs. Should you be interested in the story of my trip there, then you will find it here, complete with a few mildly amusing comments and a fair few more photographs (about 370 in all). Otherwise, pick from the below.

The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek sculpture museum ▼ The Kastellet star fort ▼ Statues in the streets of Copenhagen ▼

The Assistens Kirkegård cemetery

Like many cemeteries, this is indeed beautiful, photogenic, uncrowded, and worth the trip. It is not like other cemeteries I have visited, however. The actual tombs are quite modest. There isn't much stonework about. If I had to come up with a single word to describe this cemetery, it would be 'hedgy'.

The perspective of this shot is deceptive. The dark spherical tree in the background is actually pretty big.

Am I the only one to see a rabbit in the bark of this tree?

Here we have another war memorial mystery. This one is French, and the graves around it were of French (one was Belgian) soldiers killed in 1919, mostly in the first two months. Why are there dead Frenchmen in Copenhagen who died then? The answer seems to be that they were prisoners who had been returned from captivity and had died, presumably in hospital of wounds sustained in action long before. I doubt it was the Spanish 'flu that killed them, because I don't they give you a war grave if you die of a virus. Denmark didn't fight in WW1, so the prisoners were presumably on their way home from Germany. Why didn't they go straight home to France? Perhaps the hospitals were full there.

This was the only grave of someone famous enough to merit sign posts. Even then, it is a modest head stone.

The long path through the centre of the cemetery and not a soul on it. I suppose if you are of a more religious bent then you might contend that there are probably several souls on it.

This one reminds me of the sequence of the giant squid attacking the Nautilus in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (always struck me as a strange title because nowhere is the sea that deep, but I suppose it refers to horizontal distance).

Buildings and architecture of Copenhagen ▼ Kongens Have and Rosenborg Have (parks) ▼ Other shots of Copenhagen ▼