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Posts tagged living in copenhagen

Sleeping Louis

Sleeping Louis

@thomasdambo

I’ve been seeing photos of Thomas Dambo’s work online for a couple years now. This year, given that I’m living as far west of central Copenhagen as ever, seemed like a good year to venture out and see some of his Forgotten Giants in the wild. As of yesterday, I’m up to four. This is the first one I encountered, last month, entitled Sovende Louis.

New bridge opens for bikers and pedestrians in Copenhagen

Lille Langebro

@Realdaniadk

I don’t follow the urban developments of Copenhagen so I’m always more than a little surprised to be riding along an old route and find new things, especially bridges in a city this old. Three years ago I was shocked to see a new bike/pedestrian bridge linking Nyhavn with the other side of the harbor. I’ve since crossed that bridge too many times to count.

This past Sunday I was out and about and noticed this bridge (Lille Langebro) about to open. Today I looked it up (July 2, 2019) to see when it is supposed to open, and it turns out it did open–today! The original schedule was for it to open in August. Imagine completing a construction project ahead of time. I haven’t experienced that in the USA.

The city didn’t even have to pay for Lille Langebro. The owner of the black building on the far left of today’s photo paid for the bridge. The bridge is a drawbridge, but not in the classical sense. As you can see, the parts don’t go up. Instead, they swing out to let larger ships through. The process takes just two minutes.

Happy Sunday

Grundvigs Kirke

I’ll be spending my sabbath in the church of nature somewhere in Iceland. May the churches be empty and the people enjoying themselves.

Flashback Friday

Pick a myth, any myth

Today’s photo comes from a stroll through Christiania eight years ago.

Rosenborg Castle in the King’s Garden

Rosenborg Castle in the King's Garden (Copenhagen, Denmark)

More than 150 years before the USA existed, this place did. Does that mean that two weeks in my future I’ll be going back in time?

The Ugly Duckling

Progeny of the inspiration for Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling"

After a few nights in Iceland I will be arriving in Copenhagen four weeks from today.

Today’s photo comes from the land of Hans Christian Andersen. I almost ended up in a place this summer on Nyhavn, just a door or two down from his former abode. Alas, the person didn’t get back to me until after I’d booked the place I will be staying in. Maybe next year.

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