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Family Travel Photo-Denmark

April 29, 2009

Tivoli Boys Guard Denmark Danish Copenhagen red boys drums

Family travel in Copenhagen, Denmark means not missing world famous Tivoli Gardens, the oldest amusement park in the world and inspiration for Disneyland! We barely made it, but luck was with us as we manage to see it on the very last day of the season.

 Mozart had been anticipating this moment ever since we visited the Grona Lunds Tivoli in Stockholm and we told her it was coming up. Scandinavia was full of fun attractions for kids, including the original Legoland and Junibacken (a museum dedicated to Pippi Longstocking).

The good news about visiting it on the last day is that there were extra parades and celebrations based on closing day ceremonies. What an enchanting surprise to see a kid sized royal carriage and boys dressed in red uniforms almost identical to the Danish Guard, come marching by as we played!

The Tivoli Boys Guard was founded in 1844 and consists of a hundred boys between the ages of 9 and 16. It seemed most were around nine and they looked so cute in their bright red military coats, white pants and furry bear skin hats! We were pleased that we ran into them several times during the long day and night that we were there.

I will be writing more about our exciting time in Scandinavia that we just adored. We have so many pictures too that we haven't had time to get up yet, but we will soon, hopefully. Balancing daily family life, travel, homeschool, our Reach The World volunteer weekly work and documenting on the move is always a challenge, but eventually we'll get it all up.

For some reason, I just love this picture that captures the moment, even the hands in motion as they drummed.I can almost hear the music and it instantly brings back the warm memories of that joyous day and delightful surprise. I hope you can "hear" it too!

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Erica

Sounds like you've had a great time. I love Grona Lunds Tivoli and Junibacken in Stockholm, and visited Legoland twice as a kid. So far I haven't been to Tivoli Gardens (even though I've traveled to Copenhagen many times) but I hope to visit this famous amusement park someday as well.

Looking forward to read more about your time in Scandinavia.

marina villatoro

That sounds great. I had no idea that this is the oldest amusement park! I've been to my share of amusement parks, however, I have to say, never to any in Europe, which i hope to take my son to one day for his enjoyment and mine:)
looking forward to seeing more of your pictures once you get organized with them and hearing more of your stories!
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Dominique

Ah...another part of the world I'd love to see--Scandinavia!
I love marching bands, so I'm sure I'd have enjoyed seeing these kids!

sarah

Hey im glad you had a great time in Denmark, i live about 3 hours away from Copenhagen but LOVE to spend time there...

fly cheap to Denmark

I too loved your pictures. The boys are really cute in those uniforms. I have never been there, and eagerly waiting to see Tivoli Gardens, the oldest amusement park in the world, Copenhagen, Denmark.

fly cheap to Denmark

I too loved your pictures. The boys are really cute in those uniforms. I have never been there, and eagerly waiting to see Tivoli Gardens, the oldest amusement park in the world, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Jeremy B

Would love to go to Copenhagen and visit, especially now that I have little kids who would love this!

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