On our trek through the city of Copenhagen, we ducked into the wonderful park of Hans Christian Ørsted. The park is sprinkled with fine bronze statues, like this one of the Arrotino. A wrought iron bridge crosses the central lake, which is the remains of the moat surrounding the medieval city wall. Summer flowers and lush grass speaks of the care of the gardeners.
The view from the top of the Round Tower rivals that of St. Paul’s in London. Built to house an astronomical observatory as part of the new university, it still has a telescope at the top. The coolest feature is the spiral staircase, which winds around the inside of the tower in place of a stairway.