Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Have little tour in my Tivoli post guys and take time to read some facts about it... pictures were taken during my trip there...



The name Tivoli originally indicates the town of Tivoli in the Lazio region of central Italy, founded a few centuries before Rome. Because of the fame of the gardens of the Villa d'Este there (and of their namesake in Paris),

Tivoli Gardens (or simply Tivoli) is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park opened on August 15, 1843 and is the second oldest amusement park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken in nearby Klampenborg.
Tivoli is currently the most visited theme park in Scandinavia and the 3rd most visited in Europe.

Tivoli's founder, Georg Carstensen (b. 1812 - d. 1857), obtained a five-year charter to create Tivoli by telling King Christian VIII that "when the people are amusing themselves, they do not think about politics". The monarch granted Carstensen use of roughly 15 acres (61,000 m²) of the fortified glacis outside Vesterport (the West Gate) at the annual rent of 945 kroner. Therefore, until the 1850s, Tivoli was outside the city, accessible through Vesterport.

Tivoli is always evolving without abandoning its original charm or traditions. As Georg Carstensen said in 1844, "Tivoli will never, so to speak, be finished," a sentiment echoed just over a century later when Walt Disney said of his own Tivoli-inspired theme park, "Disneyland will never be finished as long as there is imagination left in the world." Walt Disney during a trip overseas with his wife Lilly visited Tivoli Gardens. Walt was so impressed with the Danish amusement park, he immediately decided Disneyland should try to emulate its "happy and unbuttoned air of relaxed fun."


The park is best known for its wooden roller coaster, Rutsjebanen or as some people call it Bjerg Banen (Mountain Track), built in 1914 in Malmö, Sweden. It is one of world's oldest wooden roller coasters that is still operating today. An operator controls the ride by braking down the hills so it won't gain too much speed. It is an ACE Coaster Classic.[1]
Dæmonen, The Demon, features an Immelmann loop, a loop, and a Zero-G roll all during the ride time of just one minute and forty six seconds. The old roller coaster, Slangen, was removed to have enough space for The Demon. The roller coaster is situated next to the concert hall.
The world's tallest carousel, Himmelskibet, opened in Tivoli in 2006. Eighty meters high and built by the Austrian company Funtime, it offers panoramic views of the city.
On May 1, 2009 Tivoli opened the new thrill ride Vertigo, a flight simulator where the rider is the pilot of his own plane.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Most people are movies and sports lovers. We tend to fall in a long line and spend on expensive basketball tickets just to  see our favorite player play. And speaking of basketball player, who likes Kobe Bryant here??? I bet  a lot,,, and im one of the many. Kobe is one of the most  successful basketball player and  the best basketball player of the world. He leads many championship and  also won several MVP's.

And by February 19 of this year 2011, Kobe Bryant has a sort of short movie that will come out on the internet called the Black Mamba. This is brought to you by  Nike Basketball Production. Starring Kobe Bryant, Bruce Willis, Danny Trejo and directed by Robert Rodrigues.

The Black Mamba showcase Kobe's alter ego.. how he plays on the hard court. So! Should you fear the Black Mamba? "Hell no!" seeing the trailer itself was exciting and cool... cant wait for the whole movie to come out.... ^^___^^ Cheers for Kobe a.k.a. The black Mamba!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Welcome to LEGOLAND

Pictures were taken during our first trip to Legoland Billund since there are many lego park all over the world...have a look of these pictures and feels like you've been touring the whole legoland in my blog...If you're familiar with legos and been playing it or your kids does play with it, then you will like and appreciate this post. Enjoy!

Legoland in Billund, Denmark, is the largest and the oldest. It is divided into nine different worlds: Duplo Land, ImaginationZone, LEGOREDO Town, Adventure Land, Miniland, Pirate Land, Lego City, Knights Kingdom and Viking land. The park opened in 1968 and has 1.7 million visitors annually, making it the largest tourist attraction in Denmark outside Copenhagen.


Legoland is a chain of Lego themed theme parks owned by Merlin Entertainment. While they are Lego themed, they are not fully owned by Lego Group itself:
The parks are marketed to young families, and although they have a number of roller coasters, they are not as numerous or as extreme as those in other parks, and there is a greater emphasis on rides suitable for younger children.
The parks are split into various areas, which are common between the parks. For example, all four of the parks include a Lego miniland, a model village which includes models of landmarks and scenes from around the world made from millions of genuine Lego bricks. Other common features include a Lego Mindstorms centre (fun-based learning), Duplo Gardens (for smaller children), Driving area (including attractions such as Driving school, Boating school, Ballooning school and Fire Academy), My Town, Wild Woods, and Knight's Kingdom.
The parks' rides are all Lego themed; many are made to appear as if they are built out of Lego bricks. They tend to be based on one particular line of Lego: for example, a popular ride at all four parks is the Dragon Coaster, which is loosely based on the Knights' Kingdom Lego sets. Another popular ride is the Driving school, in which children can drive small electric cars made to look like Lego cars around a small road network, after which they gain a mock driving license. The exact set of rides varies between parks, although as with the Disney parks there is some overlap


Monday, February 14, 2011


During my trip to Copenhagen i took some photos of this beautiful city. I went to their busy street  and took pictures of  different stuff that catches my attention.




Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The country of Denmark, together with Greenland and the Faroe Islands, comprises the Kingdom of Denmark (Danish:  It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark borders both the Baltic and the North Sea. The country consists of a large peninsula, Jutland (Jylland) and many islands, most notably Zealand (Sjælland), Funen (Fyn), Vendsyssel-Thy (commonly considered a part of Jutland), Lolland, Falster and Bornholm, as well as hundreds of minor islands often referred to as the Danish Archipelago. Denmark has long controlled the approach to the Baltic Sea; before the digging of the Kiel Canal, water passage to the Baltic Sea was possible only through the three channels known as the "Danish straits".

Denmark is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government. Denmark has a state-level government and local governments in 98 municipalities. Denmark has been a member of the European Union since 1973, although it has not joined the Eurozone. Denmark is a founding member of NATO and the OECD. Denmark is also a member of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

Denmark, with a mixed market capitalist economy and a large welfare state,[6] ranks as having the world's highest level of income equality.[7] Denmark has the best business climate in the world, according to the U.S. business magazine Forbes.[8] From 2006 to 2008, surveys[9] ranked Denmark as "the happiest place in the world", based on standards of health, welfare and education. The 2009 Global Peace Index survey ranks Denmark as the second most peaceful country in the world, after New Zealand.[10] In 2009, Denmark was ranked as one of the least corrupt countries in the world according to the Corruption Perceptions Index, ranking second only to New Zealand.[11] In 2010, Transparency International ranked it as the least corrupt country in the world, in a three-way tie with New Zealand and Singapore.[12]
The national language, Danish, is closely related to Swedish and Norwegian, with which it shares strong cultural and historical ties. 80.9% of the inhabitants of Denmark are members of the Lutheran state church.[13] As of 2010, 548,000 persons (9.9% of the Danish population) were either immigrants or descendants of recent immigrants. Most of these (54%) have their origins in Scandinavia or elsewhere in Europe, while the remainder originate mainly from Middle Eastern and African countries.

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