Sunday, May 31, 2009

Time for ice cream

Summer has arrived in Copenhagen this weekend and we are all heading out for ice creams and other treats in the summer night.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Alternative decoration

I don't know who live in here, but they certainly have their own style of decoration...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Election coming up

The election for the European Parlament is coming up on June 7. Sadly however, the election doesn't get much attention in the media. But still posters are seen around the city.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dead swan

This is truly a sad story. This swan is dead. And as you may see from the photo its death has not been caused by natural reasons. Bridges are crossing the lakes in Copenhagen and above these bridges are electricity cables. Even though they have been marked with very visible flags, it still happens that birds hit them by accident. That is what happened for this swan. It flew straight in to the cable, and crashed to the ground... dead! Very sad.

Luckily it wasn't the mum or dad from the little swan family I saw the other day. I have checked. They are doing fine :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The blue chair

A rather colourful set of furniture at a small cafe at Skt. Hans Torv.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Ugly Duckling?

This little swan family is having a great time I think. One of the parents is looking out for dangers, while the other one is searching for food at the bottom of the lake. Hopefully these small 'ugly ducklings' won't share their destiny with the ducklings I saw a couple of weeks ago.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Copenhagen Marathon 2009

It was raining yesterday. But more than 10.000 people didn't care at all. They were sweating, fighting and running through this year's Copenhagen Marathon. I am impressed!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


This is what keeps any city alive, I think. Unorganised and ugly!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Red light

A normal sight is a whole pack of cyclist waiting for the green light.

Friday, May 22, 2009

7 Eleven

They are here as well. All the multinational brands - including 7 Eleven. But 3x34 is Danish, though.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Erdinger is good. Classic is better!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cycling Copenhagen

Cool Copenhageners ride their bikes!

(Don't forget to check out Copenhagen Cycle Chic.)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Summer nights

One of the best things about living up north is that you in the middle of May at 9.29 pm can take a picture like this using just natural light (and no tripod). And is it not even mid-summer yet.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The wall

This is not a big wall seperating the city, as they have been seen in other cities in history... It is just an elevated railtrack.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Window shopping

This must be the definition of window shopping. But don't just look - buy something as well. We all have to contribute to GDP these days...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Rainy day

It was a rainy morning in Copenhagen today.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Rolling hot dog stand

This is probably not the best photo ever, but the motive is so much Copenhagen. The owner of this little hot dog stand on his way home after another day of selling great hot dogs.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Italian deli

They make some great Italian dishes at Piccolo in Øster Farimagsgade.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Exercise in the park

People really work hard to stay fit. Impressing!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Neon at night

A nightview across the lakes towards Nørrebro. The advertisements in neon lights are very old and preserved, meaning that they cannot be removed. I guess that is something most advertisers would like. I like them as well and they are beautiful.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Back home

Busy people getting back home from work, or whereever they have been.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


'Pisserenden' basically means a place where you can go for a pee... But it's also an area of the inner city, where you can find all sorts of shops, cafes and bars. I think you could call it a Bohemian quarter. Some people prefer to call it the Latin Quarter. I like 'Pisserenden' better.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Democracy II

Just a small follow-up on yesterday's post . This fellow is enjoying a moment of relaxation and a joint without the risk of being patronized by the police.

Friday, May 8, 2009


This is the definition of Danish democracy... and our liberal society in general I think. The sign says: 'Stop the gang war - legalize marijuana'. And the good thing is that the police is controlling the traffic and following them, while the demonstrators are walking down Nørrebrogade and smoking some weed :)

By the way - the gang war is a war between some gangs here in Copenhagen that has be going on for a while now. They have a tendency of shooting after each other... But don't worry. Our city is a very safe place to hang out.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Happy couple in purple

I just happened to bump into this happy couple the other day. Aren't the purple shoes both of them are wearing cool?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Few know it. But there are turtles in the Botanical Garden.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Up in the sky

The city of Copenhagen as you see it when arriving or leaving. If you look carefully you can also see the windmills in the water in the background of the picture. Maybe they can offset the carbon emission connected to the capturing of this photo...

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Dome

The dome of Marmorkirken (Marble Church) as you see it from one of the many appartments and offices around.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Nature takes its toll

Four days ago I had the great pleasure of seeing this year's first ducklings in Peblingesø. 10 of them! But when I went there yesterday to take a picture only four were left... and the mum dead. Very sad! Ducklings are such cute little creatures and it is almost unbearable that these four are left all by themselves. Let's hope another duck-mum will adopt them.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Wonder what this little girl is looking for? Maybe she is checking whether her flight is leaving on time. We will never now, but at least we are at Copenhagen Airport (or Kastrup Airport) and the statues you see leaning towards the railing ensure that we all stay calm when messing around with the liquid rules in the security control.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Fresh crisp natural taste

... or should it be 'Probably the best beer in the world'?