Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2016 Olympics

These days the IOC conference is taking place in Copenhagen. They are about to decide where the 2016 Olympics is going to take place. Everybody is talking about the Chicago delegation - with Oprah Winfrey and Michelle and Barack Obama. But Rio de Janeiro is here as well. And they are staying at this hotel - Skt. Petri Hotel - as the flag shows.

The other delegations are from Madrid and Tokyo. Friday afternoon it will be revealed which city is getting the 2016 Olympics.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I think scaffolding can be quite impressive.

Monday, September 28, 2009

On the watch

One of the statues posing at Eremitageslottet (The Eremitage Palace).

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Morning by the lakes

It isn't ice on the lake, even though it looks like it.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Farmers Market II

Yes! This time I was more sucessfull in my search for a good farmers market. I tried a couple of weeks ago, but was rather disappointed. Økologisk Markedslaug (Organic Market Guild) is a cosy little market, with nice organic stuff and the possibility of buying a nice cup of coffee.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Bread basket

Picnic or store design?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

All sorts of stickers

In a city you always see all kinds of stickers that have been put up. This one says: 'Anti fascistic move'.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rush hour

Someone is learning how to handle the morning traffic on their bicycle.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dreaming of London

Today’s post is a tribute to Fresh Eyes on London, which is one of my favourite blogs about my absolute favourite city in the world. Sometimes I even think it is better than Copenhagen… But if you get the chance – visit both places.

For the last week Fresh Eyes on London have been running a small competition, based on a compilation of London photos and three essential questions: Who, what and where? Check out this link to see the photo and read about the competition.

Big Ben is the clock tower at the Palace of Westminster where the Parliament is sitting. That is probably why Winston Churchill is watching. The last time the clock had an unscheduled stop was in the summer of 2005, where it remained still for about 90 minutes due to very hot weather. Maybe we will see more of that with the global warming taking off.

London Eye is the name of the massive wheel sitting on the South Bank - just across the Thames from Big Ben actually. It used to be the Millennium Wheel, as it opened for the new millennium – or at least that was the plan. But due to massive technical difficulties it didn’t open until March 2000. I was living in London back then, and I managed to try it out. It was definitely worth the waiting. Some may say that the name of this blog has been inspired by the wheel. It might be – who knows?

Covent Garden Piazza is a cosy square in London’s West End. Actually it is so cosy that you cannot cross it without encountering heaps of buskers and entertainers. Every time I visit Covent Garden Piazza I make sure that I also make it around the corner to Long Acre – a small quiet alley – and visit the lovely bookshop called Stanfords. It is brimming with maps of places all over the world and travel books about the same places. And I am sure you can bring the coffee that you have bought down at Covent Garden Piazza.

Wouldn't it be great to take a trip to London? And especially with the possibility of travelling futher on smoothly and environmentally friendly to Brussels - another great European city.

The photo of today is the Wheel of Copenhagen. Perfect for today, I think.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Star Flyer

The Star Flyer in Tivoly has been introduced on this blog before. Even at night people throw themselves into the unknown pleasures of the worlds tallest carousel.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

CSC Copenhagen Classic

The pros and semi-pros of the Danish cycling elite were having a race around the Parliament today. The later winner is in third position here.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Autumn colours

Went for a walk in Dyrehaven today. It is clear that fall is coming soon. The colours of the leaves are changing.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Morning mist

Today is a beautiful day in Copenhagen. One of those days with a fresh autunm air combined with af last chance 'summery' feeling. Walking through Kongens Have (Kings Garden) this morning was a pleasure.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


The skyline in Copenhagen is actually not that impressing compared to that of for example New York. But I think it is very unique anyway. This is the view from the Wheel of Copenhagen. It is Tivoli with the roller coaster and Øresundsbroen in the background - the bridge to Sweden.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The working people

Men at work at night. It's noisy but it's probably needed.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wheel of Copenhagen

For three months a big temporary ferris wheel is in Copenhagen for the pleasure of tourist and Copenhageners.

Monday, September 14, 2009


A sign saying Elsk! (make love!) Good idea.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Iranian election

People were demonstrating yesterday against the political hostages in Tehran.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Farmers Market

Today I went to a farmers market at Nørrebro. I had great expectations, and was hoping for something similar to the Veg Out Farmers Market in St Kilda (Melbourne). Check out this photo as well.

But I have to admit that this farmers market wasn't as cosy as the one in St Kilda. I think the photo shows quite well. Actually, there was nothing more than what you can see on the photo. But anyway, I am glad I went and I appreciate those people volunteering.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Stagecoach for rent

Here you can rent a good old stagecoach. Is that the correct English word for a horsedriven taxi? Even though they advertise it, I doubt that they actually have any of those vehicles available.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Small alley

This is Lille Farimagsgade. It is a small (and maybe a little bit secret) dead end alley. It is nice with its cobblestones.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My big blue bag

Someone seems to be carrying their laundry in a big blue bag... as well as an IKEA bag. Funny how you encounter IKEA bags in almost any country in the world - and often used for laundry.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


We have had Adelgade on this blog before.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Church yard alley

The alley throug Holmens Kirkegaard (Holmen's Church Yard).

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Blind angles

These signs have recently been painted in many large junctions in Copenhagen. Large trucks and vans (as well as everyone else) are reminded to check their blind angles before making a right turn. It says 'Watch out for blind angles'. Suddenly a cyclist may show up.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


67 is not the registration number.

Friday, September 4, 2009


A typical view in Copenhagen.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Outdoor theatre

Someone was performing outdoor theatre today in Kongens Have (Kings Garden). I don't know who they are or what they are performing, but it looks quite nice.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


There are different kinds of arcades. This is one of the more modern versions compared to this one from out side Marmorkirken (Marble Church).

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Metro post

These large posts are towering outside every Metro station in the city - not that there are so many of them. There is only two lines and most of the stops on those two lines are the same. But at least there is a Metro, and it will be expanded over the next couple of decades.