Strøget

Strøget (“Stroh-yay”) is a collection of streets in Copenhagen, and at 1.1 kilometers, the longest pedestrian shopping area in Europe. We ventured out early in the morning, so had to deal with delivery trucks and an occasional bicycle, but loved what we saw. The photos below don’t really need explanations, so I’ll just keep quiet and let you enjoy the walk.

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copen_strawberries_web

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copen_mural_web

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copen_sidestreet_web

copen_flowerstall_web

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copen_cafe_web

copen_belltower_web

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Bikes were everywhere in Copenhagen. You really had to watch out for cyclists because they come roaring out of nowhere. Copenhagen is known as the European Green Capital and its goal is to have 50% of people cycling to their place of work or education in 2015.

Next up: Tallinn, Estonia.

Great weekend, everyone!

{carole}

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12 Responses to Strøget

  1. Bill Chance says:

    Great shots – what a cool place. I am so jealous of the bicycle culture there.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Caroline says:

    We don’t have a bicycle culture here – I’m not even using it anymore it’s so dangerous and the city is smaller than Copenhagen. In Germany it’s pretty well too.
    I didn’t know about it having the longest pedestrian street. Interesting. It sure looks nice. Very clean as well.

  3. Beth says:

    Loved the pictures Carole – look forward to Tallin. We have some great bike trails here, although we have to drive to get to them, and we only bike in fall and winter – just too hot. Hope you are fully recovered

  4. Meg says:

    I am intrigued by the door painting that depicts what looks like a South American native woman – any idea why that was there?
    Looked like going out early provided a great opportunity to take uncrowded pictures – all lovely.

  5. Good for Copenhagen for encouraging people to use bicycles more. Though I can’t tell you how many times I took my life into my hands just stepping off the curb when I was in Amsterdam. 🙂

    I really enjoying this tour and it looks like you had the streets to yourself. I hope you got to eat some of those strawberries. They look delicious!

  6. Tom and Carol Yahoo says:

    Beautiful, Carole.

    Sent from my iPad

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