Copenhagen - Roskilde - To the Cathedral

We took advantage of our hotel's location near the Copenhagen central train station to embark on yet another day trip, this time to Roskilde.  After a train ride of less than an hour, we emerged in a charming small town.  I was particularly impressed with these larger-than-life vases.
We spotted a gate leading down a tree-lined path.  Always walk through the open door...that's our motto and that's exactly what we did.
We were rewarded with views of trees sculpted into works of art.
The lone chapel in the center of this small cemetery stood guard.
We could see the Roskilde cathedral spires peeking out behind well-coiffed hedges.
The cemetery cat looked like he meant business.
We emerged from our detour through the cemetery into the pedestrianized heart of Roskilde.  Christmas treats were prominently on offer at a local bakery.
A Saturday market was being held on the square.
We spotted fresh Danish apples...
...wood and wicker crafts and more.
We rounded the bend and approached the impressive cathedral.
Inside, we were impressed with the simple decorations of the main part of the interior.
An impressive pipe organ serenaded our visit.
We wandered up and down the aisles of the church.
The altar was adorned with ornately carved wood and stone.
We managed to find a great vantage point for viewing the cathedral by ascending the stairs to the second floor.
The most impressive part of the Roskilde Cathedral was actually the side chapels created by generations of monarchs and reflected the style of each period.
We emerged back into the cold blustery morning and admired the grandeur and size of the cathedral one last time before making our way to the edge of the local fjord where the Viking Ship Musuem stands proud.

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