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Østerbro’s Kartoffelrækkerne

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Copenhagen living

Today’s photo is of the neighborhood just to the north of my place in Copenhagen last summer. I found the streets to be quite charming. At dinner time children could be seen playing in the streets while parents drank in the sun at picnic tables in their front yards.

Upon doing a little research I found out that the area (also called Farimagsgade) was built in the 19th Century. All of the houses are fewer stories than what you find closer to the city center. It was thought that no one would want to live so “far” from work in central Copenhagen when these were first built. Now, with Copenhagen’s biking system, these are some of the closest residences to central Copenhagen in which owners don’t have to walk up dozens of stairs and have other people living above and/or below them.

Originally, two or three families lived in each house. Now, only single families live in each unit. I’m guessing the prices are very high, and the cars parked out front attested to the wealth of the residents.

Goal!

FCK soccer goal

Rasmus Falk scores a goal for F.C. Kobenhavn

This past summer I went to my third professional soccer match. All three were in Copenhagen. All three were blowouts in favor of the home team. All three were at a mostly empty Parken Stadium.

I don’t really understand how European soccer works, but F.C. Copenhagen won the Danish Superliga and the Danish Cup in the prior year and the Danish Superliga again before I saw this game. Maybe those games are better attended.

By the time I’m in Denmark in the middle of summer things have moved on to the UEFA Europa League, in which FCK dominates in the early rounds and gets crushed in later rounds. I’m only there for the early rounds. On this night, FCK beat the Crusaders F.C. (Belfast, Ireland) 6-0.

St. Paul’s Church, Copenhagen

Nyboder's Church

I was killing time one lovely afternoon in Copenhagen this past summer when I stumbled upon this neighborhood for the first time. I think I will do more random exploring of neighborhoods in Copenhagen next summer.

Anyway, this neighborhood is featured in the recent movie, The Danish Girl. I’m not sure if this church (Sankt Pauls Kirke) makes an appearance in the film or not. I’ll post a photo or two of the buildings that are in the movie soon.

Meanwhile in Copenhagen

Copenhagen

All things move in order in the city.

Ill Wicker @ Lygtens Kro

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Ill Wicker @ Lygtens Kro (Kobenhavn July 22, 2016)

Before my 2016 adventures in Copenhagen, I hadn’t really explored places where locals hang out. One of my favorites that I discovered this past summer was Lygtens Kro. The place has a nice vibe, and the customers are very friendly. The two downsides are that it gets too crowded (especially on nights with live music) and nearly everyone smokes. The latter criticism can’t really be avoided in Denmark.

Ill Wicker was a great-sounding band from Gothenburg, Sweden.

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