Monday, July 29, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
After having been closed for renovation for a couple of years the most prestigious hotel in Copenhagen, the Hotel D'Angleterre is (almost) open for business. Some renovations still remains but it has opened its doors for guests.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Two years ago Copenhagen was hit by torrential rain and thousands of cellars were flooded. The work to try to prevent that in the future has already been under way in many places and now the time has come to my neighborhood in Valby. For the next couple of years a 2.5m wide and 2.5km long tunnel will be dug from the lake Damhussøen under the park Vigerslevparken to the beach at Åmarken. When finished it should be able to transport a huge amount of rain water, when (not if) Copenhagen is hit by a new rain storm. As a bonus it also should improve water quality at the beach, so maybe it will be possible to dip your toes there in a not too long future.
Friday, July 26, 2013
When the inner Copenhagen harbour along Klavebod Brygge was closed down for shipping, the area was turned over to free enterprise, and the big corporations and hotel chains quickly put up a lot big new buildings. With little or no regulation this area is devoid of people outside of business hours and it's without any soul. Now the authorities have realized their mistake and they're trying to do a bit of an upgrade to make it more people-friendly. The new boardwalk called Copenhagen Wave will be ready for the public by the end of August.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
C.F. Tietgens House from 1904 is the former head office of the bank Privatbanken. It lies on the site next to the Old Stock Exchange and was built to replace 6 old houses called the Six Sisters. The public outcry causes by the demolition of the old houses was the reason that the law was changed, so that buildings can be protected if they are of a architectural, historical or cultural interest.
Privatbanken, founded in 1857, came under the directorship of the young C.F. Tietgen. The bank's head office was located in the Christian IV stock exchange building for more than 40 years. In 1904, the bank relocated to monumental, Baroque-style premises on the site behind Børsgade. The bank founded the Copenhagen telephone company, and was therefore assigned the simple telephone number of 1. Privatbanken was the first bank in Denmark to introduce the use of cheques. In 1990, Privatbanken merged with two other banks, and following a major Nordic banking merger in 2000, the new bank was named Nordea and moved out of the Børsgade premises.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Dialling the exposure down you can get the sun nice and round, while still catching a few details. Klintebjerg offered a few boats as foreground attraction.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
These days the Copenhagen Jazz Festival is in full swing, so if you're around the city you'll get plenty of chances to listen to some great jazz. And a lot of them are for free as well. This band, the Orion Brass Band, started out near Nørreport Station with a few numbers before they went on a parade through the inner city.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
During a family visit on Fünen, the island in the middle of Denmark, we ventured out before dawn to the little harbour of Klintebjerg to catch the sunrise. The GoPro Hero3 cam naturally went op alongside the Nikons and the Canons and this is the result of that little experiment. A truly glorious sunrise.
Monday, July 8, 2013
One of the must-sees for many tourists in Copenhagen is the Round Tower, Rundertårn in Danish. Built by Christian IV in 1632 it is still used as an observatory, though much better ones has replaced it, so it's now mostly for show. The view from the 30m tower is a nice one as most of the buildings in the inner city is lower than the viewing platform.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
The church seems to have been moved outdoor here to attract new customers in Ørestaden. It is of course nice with some life in the new areas, but I don't think many of the local residents were attending this service on this Saturday.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Yesterday I showed you one parking solution for the bicycles of Copenhagen. This is another one, albeit probably not an approved one. Placing you bike where everyone has to squeeze pass it with prams, shopping backs and the like, will certainly earn you some nasty remarks.
Friday, July 5, 2013
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Around Copenhagen there's a lot of gardens like this, where people living in the city in an apartment can rent a place to grow some of their own. This plot of land with small-scale agriculture is placed in Ørestaden and is fairly new, but others go back decades. Called kolonihaver in Danish they're are not easy to get, as the waiting lists of the most popular ones are thirty years or more long.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The modern constructions in Ørestaden are nice to photograph as you can always find a new angle to catch. This one is from the Figure-8 building by BIG, and I've tried to catch the slanting lines so that they're horizontal instead.
The construction of the new Nørreport Station in Copenhagen is taking shape. Below ground the work seems to have come to an end and above the new buildings that will house ticket office, kiosks and the like are beginning to look good. It will still take a year or two before the whole station is finished, though.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
This summer in Copenhagen has yet to show some real summer weather for more than a few days. This time lapse was filmed over a few days of grey in the end of June.