Mondays in Copenhagen, as it turns out, is a day in which all Museums and Galleries are closed. So we opted to go venture further out from the central where we are staying. On the way we went to Rundetårn, which was open,, a tower from the 17th century attached to a church which has a spiral equestrian stair that leads up to what once was a library, not a small exhibit space, and an observatory on the top level. The ramp allowed a horse and carriage to bring books and laboratory equipment too and from the library and observatory, and spirals 7.5x on itself. At the top there is roof access to get a view over Copenhagen.
From here we headed north-west across the river to seek a newer park called Superkilen. Getting there was a bit of hike and we passed through some interesting areas including the cemetery, Assistens Kirkegård, where Hans Christian Andersen (the Danish author of the Little Mermaid, Snow White, and many fairy tales) is buried, though we didn't look for his particular grave as it was starting to rain.
As the rain picked up we grabbed coffee as a place called Coffee Collective on the street Jægersborggade which has been becoming an interesting area and also where the Michelin Star restaurant Relæ is along. If Denmark didn't already feel very expensive we maybe would consider going! Next time. The weather app said there was a 0% chance of rain today but despite this it was on-off raining again. We determined that if it isn't expected to rain a full hour it doesn't count as rain. We also wondered how fun going to a public park in the rain would be and if anyone would be there, but thankfully the sun soon came out again.
The Superkilen Park was completed by the architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), artists Superflex, and Landscape Architects Topotek 1. Its is runs through a very culturally diverse neighbourhood and is divided into three sections: a red square, black square, and green park, which designate their surface colours and they are filled with common (but culturally distinct) furniture, signage, and structures from different countries all over the world, and are all labelled of their place of origin.
The red square is an extension of a sports and culture hall and has an assortment of playground and fitness equipment. The black square is more of a living room to the residential buildings centred around Moroccan fountain, with game boards, grills and benches. The green park is more traditional green space with larger structures to meet at.
On our route back to central Copenhagen we came across this building near at the University done by C.F. Møller Architects and is clad in copper fins, some of which, I read, will change their angle depending on the sun location. The building was amazing inside with careful wood and concrete detailing everywhere inside.
We then grabbed a late lunch of Smørrebrød, a kind open faced sandwich, at Aamann's. The place is small and was quite busy when we arrived but thankfully since it was later on we soon got a table. We ordered three kinds to share, a Veggie (Potato, dill, fried onions, green peas, asparagus), a pork (With rhubarb, mustard cream, thyme and bacon crumble), and beef tartare (with folie gras, green tomatoes, radishes and potato chips). They were amazing.