To my surprise, the Copenhagen Marathon was in full swing on my last day in Denmark. My mom and I saw the runners pass right next to the large canal on the edge of the city near the government buildings. This was the first ever marathon I experienced! Seeing the runners was life-changing, since I discovered how running can change not only your physical appearance, but also mental. Most runners had a huge smile plastered across their face with a support system on the side lines!! Pictured below are images we took of the lead runners, teams, and the crowds. This event was a smaller marathon – I cannot even imagine what the NYC one is like!
Day With A Dane – Helsingør, Denmark
Another travel photo story… Gosh I have been around the world this summer! My mother and I visited Denmark to see the beloved, Sisse Aagaard. I met her at FACE Stockholm when we were both interns. We became best friends in almost a day and I cherish her presence constantly in my life!
She took us to her town, Helsingør, about a 45 minute train ride north of Copenhagen to meet her family, see her home, and treat us with traditional Danish cuisine. A day of a life-time with one of the sweetest families I know! Thank you again, Aagaards!!!
Tivoli – Walt Disney’s Inspiration
Tivoli is a magical oasis in the middle of Copenhagen, Denmark filled with themed rides, ethnic foods, concert halls, and wondrous gardens. Does any of this sound familiar? Think Disney World…! In fact, I believe Walt Disney visited Tivoli as a kid. One can imagine this is where he gained inspiration for Disney parks!
My Danish friend, Sisse, took us exploring through Tivoli one afternoon where we ate Bosnian food and relaxed on the lawns. Thinking back… I can still picture the vibrant colors and intricate decor, while imagining what it would be like as a kid to visit this park!
After this trip, I immediately searched for internships at Disney… a place where inspiration and magic thrive. From a Public Relations + Marketing perspective, research and appropriate communication are imperative to attract target audiences. A practitioner needs to understand how audiences are persuaded to visit Disney, while discovering what attractions become popular and why. I can imagine the amount of planning, organizing, and scheduling that occurs to achieve measurable and acceptable success rates. These meticulous campaigns get my PR heart racing!
Have you been to Tivoli? Do you ever inspire to work at Disney where “Dreams are Made Of”?