In the morning we grabbed coffee at a nice shop called CUB (Coffee Bar Boldhusgade) in which we walked by the Modernist bank by Arne Jacobsen. Today I have an appointment at Her Majesty The Queen's Reference Library shortly after lunch. Fancy! Prior to that meeting we then went to some design stores such as HAY, Illums Bolighus, and Stillben.
The visit to HM The Queen's Reference Library was an appointment made ahead in which to view the single copy of "King Christian VI’s Journey to Norway in 1733" finished in 1743 which is somewhat of a travelogue of the King (who was the double monarch of Denmark and Norway) and Queen's 4 month tour of Norway. The book was to be the basis of another publication by the Royal Academy of Science however it was never completed. Their route was aided by a series of constructions (bridges, roads, walkways) to assist the navigating of dangerous mountain pathways by the King and a large group of advisors, escorts, and assistants.. At many stops archways were constructed in the small towns to great the King and Queen. The book is filled with maps of the groups pathways, along with elevations of each of the archways, and illustrations of navigating the mountain side.
No photos were allowed inside the library, but it was located in the Amalienborg. the second floor of the guarded building shown below. The plaza is publicly accessible with a small museum adjacent to the library building. The Queen of Denmark lives in one of the other buildings in the winter. Although I will be receiving scans of some of the drawings within the book.
Dakota spent the time I was there visiting a nearby Medical Museum. One of the tests, for something related to.. testing, that is still currently used was developed in Denmark and the original equipment was on display. She will have to explain that to you. She also has a photos collection of conjoined fetuses in jars to share.
After the concurrent Library and Medical Museum visits we met up at the Danish Museum of Art and Design. They had an exhibition titled "Learning From Japan" which follows Japanese influence on Danish Design. There was also en exhibit on the couture fashion designer Erik Mortensen of Balmain. Also a few exhibitions on Danish 20th century furniture design, and contemporary pieces from Denmark.
After a stop for dinner we did an evening walk over the Cirkelbroen (Circle Bridges) by the artist Olafur Elliason and ventured pretty far to go to a recommended ice cream place. Dakota got white cocholate which was encrusted with cooled white chocolate, and I had koldskål, which is a typically a buttermilk lemon desert with Kammerjunker (crushed biscuits). It a way it sort of tasted like lemon meringue.