Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hanging ship

This is from Anna Kirke (Anna Church) on Nørrebro. Almost every Danish church has some kind of a ship hanging from the roof. It is meant to illustrate the protection that seamen need - or have enjoyed already - when travelling the seven seas.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Lousiana is a must-do! It is a bit outside the city, but it is such a cool place and it is just a nice trip up north on by the coast line. This is shot from the garde with a view over Oresund - the water between Denmark and Sweden. Even for people without any particular interest in art the museum is a great place to go. The surroundings are fantastic, and so is the strawberry cake they sell in the café. Maybe that is what the to people at the photos are enjoying.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Graduating students

These days you see heaps of trucks loaded with happy young people. They are riding around the city from house to house (a kind of tour de chambre), and are celebrating their exams. They are all graduating from highschool, and the world is open and full of options.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sunset looking west

Sunset reflecting in a window at around 9.45 pm. Yet another nice light midsummer night.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Typical back yard

This is a typical back yard in Copenhagen. A place for relaxing, BBQ's, playing with kids... (or parking you bicycle).

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Roof top terrrace

This is Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital). It is the leading hospital in Denmark. I think the old building is a quite sharp contrast to the new (or at leaster newer) one behind. A few years ago they built the helipad on the roof - it is not a roof top terrace, even though it could look like one. Until then helicopters with patients were landing in the nearby park called Fælledparken.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Skt. Hans

Last night was Skt. Hans Aften (Midsummers Eve) in Denmark. We celebrate midsummer with a big fire while we sing about how lovely our country is and maybe have a few beers. The reason we celebrate midsummer to days after midsummer (it is actually on June 21), is apparently that the date was decided about a thousand years ago. Back then they did not have the technology to actually measure exactly when the longest day was. But they were quite close, though.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What flower?

To be honest I have no clue what sort of flower this is. But right now it is blooming in Kongens Have (Kings Garden) and it is beautiful. Maybe one of my distinguished readers can help me with the name?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Various signs

Sometimes you see signs that you can't really decipher. Not because the sign is necessarily confusing, but because the graffitti painters have been there...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Leaky building

I passed this building the yesterday. I think it looks like it has a lot of small holes, but is of course windows, with the entrance in the middle.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Ride together

Not much to say. They are just riding throught the city. It's quick, it's easy, it's nice!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Coffee by the lake

The Lakes in Copenhagen is one of my favourite motives. They are just right there in the middle of city and are really a nice place to go for a walk or run... or relaxing at one the many cafés.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Playing street basket

Kids and teenagers hanging out and playing some basket.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Men at work or robbery?

I posted a photo of the statues at Marmorkirken (Marble Church) a few days ago. And then yesterday this suddenly happened! Actually, I don't think it is robbery, but rather preparations for refurbishment.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Veggie shop

One of the small multi ethnic shops you can find in Copenhagen - in particular at Nørrebro. Unfortunately the picture doesn't give you lovely smell of spicy food in the street, coming from all the small restaurants and café's.

Monday, June 15, 2009


The University of Copenhagen, Njalsgade Campus. A rather grey and dull building.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Invisible traffic

A view of the light night traffic on Helsingørmotorvejn (Elsinore Highway), which is one of the main in and outbound links to Copenhagen. The cars are there, but only the head or back lights are visible.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Parking lot

An underground parking lot at Østerfællede Torv.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Pouring rain

Yesterday was very wet! And so is today. We had 75 mm of rain witin the last 24 hours. Normal for June is 55 mm.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Apostles

The statues on the roof of Marmorkirken (Marble Church). I am not sure - as I haven't been able to find any information about them - but they could very well be the apostles.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Flying home

A view of the platforms at the Central Station. If you don't want to take the train you can take The Star Flyer in Tivoli which can be seen in the background. Apparently, it's the worlds tallest carousel and it takes you 80 metres in to the air. I prefer the train...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Climbing wall

We don't have so many mountains in Denmark. The Danish "roof" is Yding Skovhøj, which is 170,54 metres. Therefore we need some climbing walls like the one on the picture. This one is towering outside DGI Byen on Vesterbro and is 18 metres high.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Residential area

A typical quiet residential street at Frederiksberg.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Performing the democratic duty

People lining up to perform their democratic duty at today's EU election. I really like elections. There is a special sense of personal influence in the room, with all the people waiting to cast their vote.

1 hour before the polling stations close, it looks like a record participation around 50 %. That is actually quite high for an EU election in Denmark. But still, 50 % isn't really that much and even a bit disapointing I think. At the elections for the national Danish parlament the participation is usually between 85 % and 90 %. That is democracy at it its best!

Saturday, June 6, 2009


This beautiful relief can be found at Stormbroen (Storm Bridge), which is attaching Slotsholmen (where the Danish Parliament is) with the rest of Copenhagen. It is build in 1681. 'Storm' actually means storm in Danish as well, but the name refers to a big battle between the Danish and Swedish forces at 11 February 1651, where about 1.000 soldiers died.

Friday, June 5, 2009

House boat

This is one of the many cosy house boats that are sitting in the canal at Christianshavn, and it is a rather big one it seems. Definately something different from the appartments I posted yesterday.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Torpedo Hall

This is an old dockyard for torpedo vessels. Today it has some of the most expensive and fashionable apartments in Copenhagen. You can actually sail you yacht all the way into the building.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Royal Operahouse

The Royal Theatre's Operahouse opened in January 2005. The architect behind the project is Henning Larsen and was a gift to Copenhagen from the A.P. Møller Mærsk Foundation. Some people don't like the building and call it the 'Big Toaster', but I like it.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Trash or treasure?

'One man's trash another man's treasure' it says on the wall. That is certainly true.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Cycle with style

You don't have to actually ride your bike to look cool!