I recently added a few photos from Copenhagen to my SmugMug account.
If you would like to see the full set of photos from the trip, head to my flickr gallery.
The Nick Cave gig the night before was pretty late, so we had a little snooze-in before heading back out. The weather was deteriorating so my hopes to visit Christiania Freetown was also deteriorating. Instead, we decided to visit the Copenhagen National Museum. The museum is totally free which is terrific and they were having a special “Viking” exhibit which would have been awesome, except the queue to even enter it was about half an hour long. Instead, we decided to explore the ancient history trail which did in fact include quite a lot of information about the Viking period, so we were well-satisfied!
On our second day we headed out to visit the Danish Design Museum which had a terrific collection illustrating the history of Danish Design. Before the museum, though, we had to stop at the tiny little Kafferiet on Esplanade to get our coffee fix and a tasty breakfast treat. Continue reading Copenhagen Report – Day 2
Thursday November 7 was my birthday. To celebrate, I woke up at 5am and travelled to Düsseldorf to catch a flight to copenhagen. flying is the worst. If it had made sen, we definitely would have taken a train instead, but I think it would have taken too long. Anyway, we arrived in CPH on Thursday on a cold, grey morning.
We set our bags down at our AirBnB in Nørrebro and wandered out to find some lunch and the Coffee Collective on Jægersborggade. We ended up in a little ‘porridge’ cafe for some risotto which was delicious (pickled pumpkin with salted pumpkin seeds!) and as it was quite a small serving, we also stopped at a bakery for a treat to have later. The coffee at CC was pretty good – we both had an aeropress style coffee with different sorts of beans. Continue reading Copenhagen Report – Day 1
The Copenhagen tourist website is probably the best example I’ve seen of a city promoting itself really well. Amsterdam has a pretty good one too, but too busy and lacking the clear voice of the Danish capital’s. I especially like the way that visit copenhagen includes streams of external content from instagram or twitter without losing their focus.
My other impression is of authenticity. Obviously, I realise that I am being sold something (Copenhagen), but it doesn’t feel outlandish or pushy. All the attractions or destinations are lovingly described in a way that actually lets me choose whether it fits what I want to do or see. For example:
“Have you met Aksel, Marko, Marcon, Ludvig, Bo and Louise? Experience Visit Carlsbergs impressive brewery horses close up in the stables, the forge or harnessed to the big beerwagons. See them have horseshoes put on and hop aboard the wagons for a tour around the old Carlsberg area.”
Not my thing for this weekend, but I can see how that could appeal to others. When I was a kid I would have been right up for it, without a doubt.
On the other hand: Continue reading Visit Copenhagen