Monday, February 28, 2011

Going Retro IX

The retro pic of the day is from the disused coal storage for the H.C.Ørsted Powerplant in Copenhagen. This area has been taken completely over by the people with the spray cans and even this abandoned car has got a new coat of paint. One of the few areas in the harbour area not to have been newly developed, it looks really derelict with graffiti and decay everywhere you turn. Actually perfect for moody Hipstamatic for iPhone retro photos.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Going Retro VIII

Today's retro photo made with Hipstamatic for iPhone is from a very cold day just a few steps from my home in Valby, Copenhagen. The temperature dropped after a few days of thaw so instead of big piles of snow, we got a frozen lake on the soccer fields in the park. That didn't keep the local health fanatics from running their daily laps in the park though.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Going Retro VII

This retro photo made by Hipstamatic for iPhone is from Teglholmen in Copenhagen, an area where you can still get that old-time feeling of real industry. The chimneys in the background is the H.C. Ørsted Powerplant.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Going Retro VI

Today's retro photo taken with Hipstamatic for iPhone is this one of Eremitagen in Dyrehaven, taken on a really cold winter morning.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Going Retro V

Another Hipstamatic for iPhone photo from Vestre Cemetery, this one of some of the several thousand graves of German civilian refugees from just after WWII that are here. Also the graves of 4.643 German soldiers can be found at this cemetery.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Going Retro IV

One place that is perfect for those retro photos with the Hipstamatic app for the iPhone is Vestre Cemetery in Copenhagen. Here you have just the right timeless objects and the right atmosphere to make these shots just seem right.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Going Retro III

The third of my retro photos made by the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone is of the Metropolis building in the newly developed area of Sluseholmen in Copenhagen.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Going Retro II

The newly built area at Sluseholmen that has been called the Venice of Copenhagen normally looks modern, but with Hipstamatic for iPhone it looks retro.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Going Retro I

With cameras in nearly every mobile today and apps to do fun things with the photos, it's now possibly to make believe that your photo was in reality from another time entirely. This one of the lock in Copenhagen's South Harbour area was taken on an iPhone using the Hipstamatic app.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


As told before on this blog, the area of Ørestaden in Copenhagen is still an area under development as can be seen by the many construction sites here.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Harlequin II

The harlequin on the side of the new Bella Sky Hotel in Ørestad makes it quite a striking building, even though this feature has been seen before.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


The details of the modern buildings in Ørestaden is a haven for photographers, like these asymmetric windows on one of the gables.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Need a Sweep

Ørestaden might be a new area, but it's already looking more than just a bit shabby. This street really need a good sweep.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Right next to the end of the line for the Metro is this very makeshift sandwich bar. With construction sites nearby, I guess this one will disappear as soon as the construction is finished.

Monday, February 14, 2011


The quickest way to get to Ørestaden in Copenhagen is by the Metro, which is above ground here. When it was constructed in 2002 there wasn't much to see out here, but now it's become the lifeblood of the area.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Yet Another Hotel

Yet another hotel is being constructed in Ørestad, this one with two slanting towers right next to Bella Conference Centre. Bella Sky, as it'll be named, brings the total of new hotels in the area to four.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Road from Nowhere to Nowhere

The area of Ørestaden in Copenhagen is still under development as can be seen by the numerous construction sites and peculiarities like this; roads that start and ends in fields, complete with lights and asphalt. I guess they try to prepare for a new boom in building.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Island of Love

Called "The Island of Love" this pavilion with a stained glass roof and a pillar with women in the middle is a work of art just next to the conference centre of Bella Centret. Made by Bjørn Nørgaard it is meant to be a place to think about the big questions in life.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Beheading in the Streets of Copenhagen

The third mystery sculpture in a few meters in Ørestad in Copenhagen is this one of a head-less man with a knife in one hand and his head in the other. And then he appears to be standing in bow of a ship. The sculpture is made by Harvey Martin and is called Fremad (Danish for Forward) and is supposed to be Perseus beheading himself instead of Medusa.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


A few meters from the sculpture of yesterday's post this colossus stands. It's a representation of Atlas holding the world and it's made by Harvey Martin, just like yesterday's.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Art and Netto

Sometimes the art in the streets of Copenhagen doesn't make sense to me, like this metal thing outside the discount store Netto in Ørestad. But I guess art doesn't have to make sense all the time. It's made by Harvey Martin and is call "Me - a Jet Pilot", which still doesn't make sense to me...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Another Meeting Place

For as long as I can remember, people in Copenhagen have used the answer "Under the clock" to the question about where to meet in town. For someone not in the know, this might be a bit confusing, but the clock is this one at the Central Station. Actually it's not this clock we mentioned in my childhood, as it has been moved and replaced more than once.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Meeting Place

A popular meeting place in Copenhagen is at the square Amagertorv in the pedestrian area of Strøget. Usually a bit more crowded than this, it can at times be rather difficult to spot each other here.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Empty Benches

Sunday morning on a cold winter day is the only time I've seen this row of benches completely empty. Situated on the pedestrian street of Strøget in the middle of Copenhagen, they are normally occupied throughout the day, and most of the night as well, with weary shoppers, enthusiastic street musicians and footsore party-goers.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Not Going Through

The jewellery stores on the pedestrian street of Strøget in Copenhagen attract some unsavoury characters. Usually they try daytime robberies but in this case they tried to hack their way in through the armoured window. They didn't succeed, maybe because this street has people passing by at all hours.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Passed Out

A few steps from the scene of yesterday's photo I stumbled on this; a guy passed out on the city's most busy square. Again not an unusual sight, even though the temperature that morning was just below freezing. And it didn't seem to matter to the people bypassing him.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Common Sight

This is a more and more common sight in the, in the eyes of the Danes anyway, world-renowned welfare state of Denmark. The homeless, the poor and the lost is becoming a standard fixture of the streets of the larger cities. Most people in Copenhagen choose to ignore that fact, even though they just have to open their eyes every day to see it. Luckily a number of private welfare organisations have taken over, where the state has failed. And this happens in a state that has one of the largest taxations in the world.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A DogTrapped in Stone?

Even though I've walked past this building many times, last week was the first time I actually noticed the figure of the dog that seemed to be trapped in the stone. That only shows how many details we miss every day when we walk around our own city.