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.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
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
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
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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
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
Sunday, February 20, 2011
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
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
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
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
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
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
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.