Sneaking Back In

If anyone thought they were reading one blog short when viewing Norm’s Thursday Doors during the past few weeks they weren’t imagining it.  Don’t accuse Norm’s website of technical problems causing my blogs to be blocked or spammed to the black-hole in the internet; the truth is I took a 3 week family vacation trip and didn’t mention it to the dedicated Thursday Doors followers.  We joined a tour that started in Denmark and ended in Russia and I found many doors to share in the coming weeks.

I’m going to sneak in with a simple post this week to get back into the swing of things.  We started our vacation by flying to Copenhagen at the end of June and spent 3 days on our own before joining our tour.  The flight was approximately 10 hours to get to Frankfurt, Germany with a 4 hour layover before boarding our connecting flight to Copenhagen (another 2 hour flight).  It’s a good thing we had a long layover in Germany because that airport was huge and we walked a long time before finding our connecting gate.

Surprise; Denmark rained a lot during the summer; not surprising was they have the midnight sun hours because we spent time in Sweden during the summer several years ago so we expected the long daylight hours.  Our rental unit was located in the Nyhavn Canal district which was very convenient to walk around to the sights of Copenhagen.  We later learned from our local tour guide, when we joined our tour, that the Nyhavn Canal district was the Red Light District of Copenhagen in the old days.  Today, it’s a cool hangout place with many restaurants and apartments and bicycle paths (you might think you’re in Amsterdam).  Our apartment was located in a 4-story building on the top floor without an elevator so I got my daily cardio workout.

The neighbor on the second floor will grace the first door post for me this week; it was an image that begged to be photographed so I obliged.

Made me feel welcome immediately.

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I have many more door photos to share but since I was dealing with some jet lag when we returned last week I’ll ease back into door blogging slowly and post an image from Denmark’s Constitutional Monarchy.  This door is from the Chirstiansborg Palace.

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I hope you had some great door blogs to read from Norm’s Thursday Doors website while I was absent; if you’re wondering what that is, it’s the portal of the creative genius, Norm Frampton, where he and other door salesmen afficionados post door photos from around the world; go to the website and read Norm’s post for the week (or archived posts), click on the blue frog doorbell button and enter the magical connection to other door bloggers or join in and get addicted to searching for doors while family and friends start giving you that funny look when you see a door.  Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors blog.  For more blogs and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.

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17 thoughts on “Sneaking Back In

  1. Thanks, Deborah! Yup, those Danes really know how to make us Americans feel at home! It was a fun place to visit; I think you would enjoy it for the vibrant restaurants (outdoor seatings), fantastic photo scenery and walking to shops and historical tourist places. They had a street food area near the Opera House over the water (I kept telling my family we should check it out but no one listened until our last night on our own and it was cool, all kinds of food & drinks from kitchens set up in individual shipping containers, music and young people having fun). I’ll share some photos later.

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  2. Super cute transition to being welcomed 🙂 Great doors, great building. Wow. Thirteen days in Europe. I can’t wait til I have 13 days in Europe, or 13 weeks in Europe…or 13 months, and so on! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Welcome back. I’m glad you were absent with a great reason. The first door snd welcome mat is the perfect tease to get us thinking of what’s to come. I’m looking forward to future doors posts.

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    1. Thanks, Dan. This time, I made sure to look for and shoot doors for this blog and it’s the furthest doorscursion that I’ve traveled from home. Russian construction for next year’s World Cup Soccer made the roadways a mess and mix in some rain and you have a recipe for gridlock. Other construction projects including closing a road lane in Moscow for the purpose of adding landscape trees and redoing a park across from the Red Square (to be completed by September) made me think, we shouldn’t complain about our projects in the U.S. But, it was a good trip.

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  4. Was thinking this week, WHERE is Gordon (not)? Am surprised, there was no bus to connect you to the gate for the connecting flight! Sorry it rained in Kopenhagen. My son was there for a few days, he liked it, but it was expensive. Am surprised about the “welcome” mat. Maybe he/they’re not Danish (overall they are like the Dutch: polite).

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    1. Thanks, Jesh. We had to go through German customs before proceeding to the next gate but with a 4-hour layover there was no rush and it gave us a chance to stretch our legs after being confined in the plane for 10 hours. Copenhagen was a bit expensive but we enjoyed it, rain and all. I took the the neighbor’s welcome mat with humor rather than rudeness and even my 16 year old nephew pointed it out laughing.

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