April 20, 2020 / Leave a Comment
Happy Easter to family, friends, and readers.
I absolutely must share these wonderful pictures. Enjoy the blooming cherry Blossom trees.
It’s from one of the many parks in Wonderful Copenhagen. A friend took these magical pictures. So, I took the liberty to share her magnificent beauties.
In my first book, BURNING DESIRE: The Psychopath and the Girl in Black Prada Shoes – Part 1, I mention these gardens. Also about the stunning time we can enjoy every spring I Copenhagen. Here we can watch these many blooming Japanese trees.
In Copenhagen, numerous excursion buses unload the many humble, friendly and greeting Japanese tourists at Langelinie Pier. It’s a long park and promenade in central Copenhagen. The Little Mermaid statue has her home here as well.
In the park, there are at least two hundred cherry blossom trees (sakura, in Japanese). Despite its short lifetime, it depicts the patience of life and represents the brief life—a major theme of Buddhism. Like this, it then becomes associated with religion. Then it was adopted by the aristocratic feudal Japanese warriors. It came to represent how the life of a warrior is. Also a symbol that a light breeze can cause flowers to fall off the crown of the tree—like a warrior also can easily fall in war. That was making them realise that although life is beautiful––it is also brief.
In King’s Garden, in the heart of Copenhagen, there are many huge cherry blossom trees. Many are stunningly adorned with their pink flowers.
There are fifty different species of the tree at Assistens Cemetery. This is an important green space for the citizens. It is also a burial site of many Danish notables. Many leading figures of the era of the nineteenth century lay to rest here. Such as fairy-tale teller Hans Christian Andersen.
Also history/philosophy writer Soren Kierkegaard, is buried here. Both characters I have used in my book.
We can also find the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr. Along with some American jazz musicians as well. Such as Kenny Drew and Ben Webster. All of them have been lain to rest in this amazing area.
One of our main attractions is Bispebjerg Cemetery. It has a stunning avenue of Japanese pink trees forming a long, pink tunnel. It’s the most popular place in the vast area. It is more like a park than a cemetery. People walk there every year in the blossom season. It is a picturesque tradition that originally comes from Japan.
Guests make it as a day trip, while looking at the pink trees. Many are also having their picnic under the stunning, massive trees. The tradition has its own name Hanami. You can enjoy it every spring, around mid-April until the beginning of May.
So, there is also something great about Denmark. But to experience such a view in Japan, has always been my biggest dream of them all.