Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Day to Relax

This past weekend, some of my international friends and I explored Eremitagesletten, a large park/open area that is about a 15 minute walk from the campus. Not only is this park very massive and one can get lost in it very easily, it is also extremely beautiful. In one of the large fields that we passed, there was a large group of deer grazing and we once passed a male deer at a close distance (I'm unsure as to the type of deer). People often come here to walk, run, bike, and even have picnics or parties. There is a palace in the park, but we didn't have time to explore it. There is also a free amusement park, but it closed at the end of August, so it was actually somewhat creepy walking through it. From here, we were able to walk straight to the coast, which is about 5km (3.1 miles) from campus. It was absolutely stunning! Even though the water was freezing, there were still people there who were swimming. I was actually able to see some offshore windmills from the beach, but didn't manage to get pictures. After walking around the area for several hours, we decided to leave, but had a difficult time trying to find the bus or train station (we had seen some going toward the beach). Eventually we made it back to campus, but at the rate it took us to find a bus to a specific station then a train back to Lyngby, etc., we could have just walked home. Moral of the story, always have a specific plan on how to get home from trips. Anyways, here are some pictures of the area:

The woods of the park. We actually saw some people collecting mushrooms here.

The Palace. History note: This used to be where the king would come to hunt.
A large field we passed (this is where we saw all the deer).

There we also many ponds in the area.

The male deer we saw (sorry that it's so dark)

The Amusement Park 
All the rides are closed

Arrival at the coast

The View from Bellevue Strand

Looking back inland

Sailboats were a common sight. We even saw a cruise ship off the coast.

A Beautiful day to just relax

Not many people were there

The way back to the park
Me taking pictures (courtesy of my friend Vincent)

Later today I'm making dinner for my kitchen mates. I'll be sure to say how that goes!


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