COPENHAGEN and HELSINKI Copenhagen’s iconic Tivoli Gardens are more than just beautiful gardens. They are an amusement park, and boast a gourmet market-hall. Spires, canals, adorned bridges, and regal architectural structures are the hallmark of Copenhagen. A city cruise or a walk along the riverside, reveal Denmark’s architectural contrasts. The ultra-modern “black diamond” building, glitters when the sun hits it like a black diamond. The Copenhagen opera House. The 18th C. wooden crane is a Copenhagen riverside landmark. Historic, brick warehouses have been reimagined into apartments, offices, restaurants, bars, and cafes. Nyhaven. An old harbor lined by Crayola-colored traditional Danish homes. Copenhagen has an abundance of enchanting squares and fountains. Denmark’s open-faced sandwiches are a gourmet delight and a feast for the eyes. In the hip neighborhood of Christiania, wall art and color abound. The exterior of an artist’s studio in Christiania. Helsinki- Finland. The unique Rock Church – Temppeliaukio carved out of the natural rock. Helsinki’s gardens are exceptional! The design, variety, and juxtaposition of flowers, shrubs, and grasses, the colors and textures, are a garden-lover’s delight. Trendy restaurants in restored brick warehouses overlook the harbor in the Kanevaranta district. The Russian Church site on a hilltop where it has a commanding view of the harbor and city.