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21 April 2021

Week 14: back to Alicante

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A week that began in Denmark and finished back home in Alicante, with some iffy but photogenic weather.

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I woke up early on Sunday morning at my hotel in central Copenhagen. My flight was around noon, so I had time for an early morning walk, also to get some caffeine into my body, since the hotel restaurant was closed due to Covid restrictions. Fortunately, there was a grocery store with takeaway coffee just 50 meters down the street. Thus fortified, I continued my walk, stopping at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek which had a nice Rodin exhibition, sadly inaccessible due to the same restrictions that kept me from getting breakfast at the hotel:
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I kept walking towards Christiansborg, a complex of buildings which houses the Danish parliament, the Supreme Court and the Queen’s reception rooms, so all 3 branches of government are represented. To get there, I crossed a canal on a small bridge called the Marble Bridge from which there is a nice view of the adjacent street:
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The Royal Stables are also located in the area, on the back side of Christiansborg:
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This is the front of Christiansborg, with the Parliament on the left, and further back the Supreme Court. The huge balls were installed a few years ago, following the terrorist attacks using trucks or cars as weapons in France, Germany and other countries:
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King Frederik VII who signed the first democratic constitution on 5 June 1849, abolishing his own absolute powers and replacing them with the constitutional monarchy we have today:
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I walked back to my hotel, checked out and took the metro to the airport. I like these two statues of travellers in the terminal:
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The departure lounge looked just as desolate as Alicante airport did four days earlier (although Copenhagen airport is bigger and nicer):
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Easter Monday started with some nice sunshine. I walked down to the beach early, the cleaning people were still at it:
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This woman was already enjoying the beach:
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Later in the day, my wife and I drove to a golf course near my office to play a round. My performance was not good, but I loved seeing this goose family on the course:
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Afterwards, our daughter and her high school friend Julio (who studies in Granada but was here visiting his parents) joined us for lunch at the golf course:
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They do a good paella at the golf course restaurant:
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And the desserts are not half bad either:
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On Wednesday I was in a meeting at the office, and for once not online. So I wore a tie, a garment rarely used in the past year. Even then, I chose to wear my beer tie:
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When I returned home, I found my daughter’s delicious banana bread, right out of the oven:
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Thursday morning the clouds were heavy:
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Thursday evening, at the supermarket, a dog with a sad face:
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Saturday morning was grey and rainy, unusual here in Alicante:
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But bad weather is good from a photographic point of view:
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I finished Saturday with a bike ride in the afternoon. The clouds were still heavy, but I stayed dry:
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