|Kronborg Castle in Helsingør, where Shakespeare's Hamlet takes place|
It's always a good thing when you get a farthest "out" in any direction, I had been stuck on the same "farthest north" since 1989! Longer than any of the other directions. Lake Louise, Alberta (51° 25' 31" N) has been displaced on this trip. First a little by London/Heathrow Airport (51° 28' 39" N), then by Copenhagen (55° 40' 34" N) and now by Helsingør, Denmark (56° 02' 21" N).*
Helsingør is a very Nordic looking town with a beautiful old train station.
|Large red brick train station on your right|
|Front entrance to train station, which doesn't seem to get you to the tracks|
|The ferries need to be huge so the Swedes can lug all their purchases back home to Sweden|
|Swans in the moat of Castle Kronborg.|
Swans are an effective defense against intruders because they are damn mean.
Beautiful, but very very mean. Sort of like the most popular girls in high school.
|The welcome sign. In Danish red.|
I always like these overhead models of the area you are exploring.
The castle gates.
To the point beyond which I must spend Danish krones.
Time to head back to the harborside.
But first a castle selfie. You think I could smile.
Oh man. That one is HORRIBLE. I look like I've grown a goiter. My multi-chins shifted right on me. I'm smiling, yes, but I look like I've got a frickin' goiter.
By the way, I have no clue why they've got those statues there.
Or the statuary from Zimbabwe. Although this one needs no reason to be anywhere in particular.
No excuse needed to snap pictures of docked boats in a harbor.
This boat seemed to be a fishing boat that had passengers. Not sure about that though.
Soon the shadows were growing longer.
I decided I wasn't in the mood to cross over into Sweden. It had been a long day. I had my passport, but Europe's been having border issues lately and Sweden is one of the places that is getting closed off. (Finland, e.g., shut down its land border with Sweden the other day.) So I didn't want to take a chance of a delay. (I didn't think getting stranded in Sweden was a possibility.)
So me and my goiter hopped a train heading south. Fortunately, it was the right one to take me back to Copenhagen Central Station.
* For those of you who care about my farthests, they are as follows: Farthest east: Miskolc-Tapolca, Hungary (20° 44' 50" E). Farthest west: Tofino, British Columbia (125° 53' 30" W). Farthest south: Punta Del Este, Uruguay (34° 58' 21" S). I really need to visit Asia and Alaska to shake these up.