Botanical and astronomical

A visit to the Botanical Gardens was first today, in sunshine, actual sunshine!  Clear skies and a very brisk west wind meant that both the butterfly and palm houses were very welcome after a brief look in the geological museum.

Back to Torvehallerne for the second glass house and to gaze at more foodie delights.  Then a bite to eat and some more Christmas shopping, which of course had to include the Lego store.

Finally, to The Round Tower, finished in 1642, built by  Christian IV as an observatory and the oldest still functioning in Europe.  We held out and were rewarded with some gaps in the cloud.  Mars!  At least, it was small, slightly orange and not nearly as big as the clock tower!

Apparently Peter the Great rode up to the top of the tower on horseback.  Now there is an annual unicycle race up and down again!