Thursday, April 30, 2009

Almost over

I really like this tree and took this picture last week. Now there are no flowers left and green leaves have taken over. So we will have to wait until next year, before we can enjoy the bloom of this lovely Tulip Tree again.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Empty platform

Sydhavn station isn't really that busy. Remember the lonely lady?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wonder who lives here?

One of the things I sometimes enjoy is to check out who is living in the buildings I pass when out for a walk. Always you can find nametags at the door by the street. Often you see doors like this one, and you can only dream about what great apparments you find in those buildings.

Monday, April 27, 2009


The main entrance of Tivoli on a normal day in what has been normal weather for a while now. April has been incredibly dry this year in Copenhagen. The summer season of the old amusement park - or should I call it garden - in the middle of the city began just a few weeks ago.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Split flag

The Danish flag. The split is because this one is sitting on a building barracks of the Royal Danish Life Guards (those who protect the Queen) Royal and government buildings may use the split flag. The rest of us have to use the normal shaped ones.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Light ahead

Even in these tough days of recession it is important to remember that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. By the way - don't forget to spend money.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sunset over the lakes II

The sunset from yesterday a few minutes later.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sunset over the lakes

Sunset over Peblingesø. It's a nice place for walk in the evening.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tulip tree

This tree is sitting at that corner of Gothersgade and Øster Farimagsgade just inside the Botanical Garden, and it is some sort of a Magnolia. Just a few weeks every year it blooms with these lovely tulips. I think it is a Tulip Tree.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Road-work beer

Maybe someone had a good night out? I don't think that half-empty beer is part of the road-works.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Cycling Copenhagen

Cycling in Copenhagen is a big deal. Everybody does it - and enjoys it. Even though I usually try not to brag too much, I must say that Copenhagen is probably the best cycling city in the world! This photo was just a quick shot I took the other day, when I saw this classy girl on her red bike.

And I think Copenhagen Cycle Chic agrees with me on that. Make sure you check that lovely blog about cool Copenhageners and their bikes.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The extra eye

Why turn your head when you can look into the mirror? This is one of those for the train driver so he (or she) can see if people are stille getting on and off the train.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Colorful facades

These facades are pretty colorful I think. It is one of those things you only see if you sometimes stop and take an extra look at what you pass by every day.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Gates for the deers?

We will just take another one from Dyrehaven. Dyrehaven can be translated into something like 'Animal Garden'. Garden might be a bit misleading, but there are lots of deers there. The gates make sure they don't run away. Guess that used to make the King's hunting a bit easier.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Peter Lieps Hus

This little cosy restaurant is very Danish. They serve some lovely Danish dishes - especially their apple crumble pie is delicious. It is located in the middle of Dyrehaven, which is a huge natural area in a suburb to Copenhagen called Klampenborg. It used to be the fields where the King went hunting.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lady at the station

Lady zipping her jacket before heading out into the elements. This picture is from Sydhavn Station. As you can see it is not such a busy spot.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Bandit

'Banditten' (The Bandit) it says on the sign.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring is here!

Spring is definately here now. I took this picture about a week ago. It is not as warm as it looks, but Danes are very enthusiastic when spring is in the air.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

White Russian

The Russian embassy.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Small cars

Cars in Copenhagen are generally small :)

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Little Mermaid

I won't tell you who of these is the Little Mermaid, but she is one of the biggest Danish tourist attractions. Several times she has lost her head, and soon she will be shipped over to Shanghai for EXPO 2010.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Who's garden?

'The Nursery in the King's Garden'. Wonder if it is actually the King's Garden or the children have taken over...

The King's Garden is a lovely green spot in the middle of the city, where people are often seen enjoying a picnic or just a six-pack of beers.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Morning traffic

Morning traffic at Sølvtorvet. Actually this photo is a highly unlikely one. There is only one bicycle visible, even though Copenhagen is bustling with bikes - especially in the rush hour.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Stairs to heaven?

Wonder if these stairs end up in heaven?

Monday, April 6, 2009

The blue house

This is not the house with the blue door from Notting Hill (the movie). Rather it a blue house in 'Kartoffelrækkerne' (Rows of Potatoes).

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The tube

From inside the driver less Metro. Using underground transportation has a whole new dimension.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Vienna bread

A nice little café. Note especially the fourth take away option - 'wienerbrød' (Vienna bread). Vienna bread is the Danish word for Danish pastry. Quite funny that Danish pastries are called Vienna bread in Danish, considering that Vienna is the capital of Austria.

Friday, April 3, 2009


This old boat is a part of the decoration at Islands Brygge at the Copenhagen waterfront. A massive old wooden boat has been turned upside down and may now give nice and cool shade for a picnic in the summer time.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Our city

'Vores by' (Our City) it says on the sticker. And it certainly is our city - and everybody elses who wants to drop by.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wating for the metro

The Metro in Copenhagen is only a few years old. So far just two lines. But they are vey effective, and the trains are completely computer controlled, meaning that they have no driver at all. This shot is from Nørreport Station, which is one of the busiest spots in Copenhagen. Both regional trains, S-trains and the Metro meet there.