Where I’m from, South Korea, the streets are full of bright neon signs that make nights feel very much alive and buzzing. The lights can feel like an overload. In Denmark? Well, let’s just say I’ve lost my way around many a time around Copenhagen, outside of the city centre at least, because there’s hardly any street lamps around! Seeing neon signs are more of an aesthetic experience here because there are so few of them, so they really do pop – have a look at some of the ones I’ve spotted around the city.
Absalon is a community center/hall in Vesterbro, Copenhagen. It’s one of the more unique venues around the city – it’s a little quirkier for Copenhagen standards, hosting all sorts of events like bingo, yoga, Lino printing, life drawing, and so on, with an affordable community dinner taking place every night. During the day, it’s a kind of cafe/study lounge/canteen, and you’ll see plenty of students working away on their laptops or families with their little ones grabbing a quick drink. The place is, of course, still as pristine and aesthetic as the other buildings and projects around the city. But I’ve yet to see a place as playful as this around Copenhagen, catering to people of all ages and interests. I’ve even come here to study myself on a couple of occasions – it’s a rather popular place that gets easily crowded, so it’s best to come early in the morning.
These shots were taken pre-lockdown. I look forward to visiting again sometime.
I’ve shown you Frederiksberg Park in the summer and autumn, but I haven’t yet shown you this gem of a garden tucked away behind the side entrance of Frederiksberg Park. This is the gardens of the park, and is less frequented than the park itself. Yet this garden is a beautiful sanctuary, and as usual for Copenhagen standards, immaculately tended. You’d think these shots were taken in spring with how beautiful and bright the sunshine is, but the frost and dew give away the chilly conditions 😉 Stay tuned for part two!
The Copenhagen Opera House is currently closed to visitors, but it stands as an impressive feat of architecture just across from Nyhavn. It looks great across the water, but it’s even more impressive up close. Again I am amazed by how many buildings there are to “sight see” around Copenhagen without so much as stepping indoors. I hope you enjoy these sunset shots at Operaen.
Nørrebro is the one area in Copenhagen that is constantly lively, even during the quiet hours – there’s always something going on, and there’s plenty to see. It’s the more interesting place to visit if you’re craving a little more than the typical tourist-attraction museums, parks, and older architecture you see all over European cities – and want to see where the young Copenhageners actually go to hang out. So if you’re all about cool vintage shops, street art, people-watching, skate parks, and bars, restaurants & cafes…this is the neighbourhood for you. And if you like taking photos like I do, there are lots of interesting little details on the streets worthy of a snapshot, as you’ll see below!
Happy New Year! Hope you had a good one, and that 2021 is off to a decent start (given the circumstances…)
I’m back with some images to share with you, of the coolest places around Copenhagen. There’s no better place to start than CopenHill, in my opinion!
CopenHill is an artificial ski slope/climbing center/hill build atop a waste management plant. It is located on Refshaleøen and is part of Copenhagen’s waste-to-energy initiatives. This project is truly, quintessentially ‘Copenhagen’ – it’s recreational, creative, architectural, “eco-friendly”, offers some of the city’s best views, and is a mainstay silhouette in the capital’s skyline. You can find out more about this amazing place here. In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of what CopenHill has to offer, from the perspective of my camera lens…
Please stay tuned for my next post on CopenHill, which will tell you what this recreational space is all about, with some incredible views from up top. For now I will show you what CopenHill looks like from a distance, around various spots in Refshaleøen. I must say these are some pretty surreal views – CopenHill makes for an amazing backdrop to some of the city’s most incredible spots.
Hello everyone and happy 2021! To kick off the new year I thought I would collate and highlight some of the places I’ve seen and photographed in the past half year that I’ve been living in Copenhagen. I’ve organised my posts by neighbourhood – please do have a look at some of my favourite places around the city, and hopefully for any of you planning to visit Copenhagen you can use this post as a reference point for things to do!
The numbered areas are marked on the map below, to give you a rough idea of the locations:
4. Indre By (City Center)
Indre By (Street Snaps) – Christmas version here
Den Konglige Biblioteks Have
Danish Architecture Centre
The Black Diamond