Monday, May 18, 2009

Closed after 5 o'clock

The Wharf Bridge with
Kalvebod Brygge in the background

Yesterday I told you a little about Islands Brygge (Iceland's Wharf). On the opposite of the harbour is Kalvebod Brygge (Kalvebod Wharf). Islands Brygge is bursting with life due to the many residents in that area, but its neighbour is virtually deserted after 5 o'clock. Why?

Mariott

On Kalvebod Brygge there's mainly office blocks and two hotels plus a youth hostel plus a mall. Only now are the first apartment blocks being finished on the Southern end of the wharf. The companies have paid dearly to have a headquarter with a view, but when they close down in the afternoon, all the clerks go home - and home is not in this area.

The new apartments
Cube of glass

So the result is a very quiet place after closing hours. It doesn't help that all the boats and ships have been moved to other parts of the harbour, so the wharfs are totally without anything maritime. Even house boats have been expelled out of this harbour.