After three and a half years in Denmark, US ambassador Rufus Gifford has officially left these shores.
He spent an action-packed day on January 16 in which he officially said goodbye to Queen Margrethe, performed some voluntary work at a Copenhagen homeless shelter and then attended his own farewell soiree at City Hall.
He then spent two weeks abroad, mostly in London, before returning to the capital to pick up his dog and bid a final goodbye to Copenhagen.
Among those bidding him bon voyage were Copenhagen Lord Mayor Frank Jensen …
and ICC president Hasse Ferrold (right), who is also pictured with Gifford’s husband, Dr Stephen DeVincent (left)
Gifford took the opportunity at City Hall, the venue of his October 2015 marriage to DeVincent, to say that the US election was “a game-changer” that has left him “seriously considering” running for office