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Frederiksberg Have, Copenhagen (autumn edition)

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you might remember these amazingly pristine views of Frederiksberg Have over the summer. I am back with another set of photos from the same park – but with autumn colours in full force. Notice how in the featured photo for this blog post you can see a hint of rainbow by the water 🙂

I took these photos back when the sun still set at an hour where it was possible for me to get off work and go to the park to catch the sun going down. Nowadays, with the sun setting at 4pm, this isn’t really possible – not to mention that we haven’t seen much sunlight in the first place, what with all the rain and gloominess. I’m sure glad to have caught this very ephemeral autumn golden hour now…

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The Lakes, Copenhagen

It’s been a while since I’ve posted photos of the Lakes, so here are some I took in the past month or two 🙂 It’s a lovely walk to take during sundown as the golden light hits all the right places on the water and reflects off the buildings. Enjoy!

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Frederiksborg Slotshave

Last Sunday, I posted some images of the Frederiksborg Castle chapel. This week I’ll share with you some of the images from the castle ground gardens – it’s totally free to walk around and honestly I was super impressed with the grounds. In the past I’ve visited Versailles, in France, and I can see why this place is considered the Versailles of Denmark – but I’ll dare say it’s nicer than Versailles. It’s clean, less crowded, doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to get in. Simply a beautiful walk to take on a sunny bright day a short train ride from Copenhagen city centre. Have a look below!

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Frederiksberg Have, Copenhagen

It’s been over a month since I last uploaded the photos I took on my camera. I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t found so much as a single hour to myself these days. In between work, Danish classes, social events, and sports/athletic activities, it’s almost a shock if I find myself chilling at home. But with new Covid-19 restrictions taking effect, I will try to appreciate being at home more and having a quieter sort of life – and that includes catching up on blog posting 🙂

Since we are in the heart of autumn at the moment I thought it would be fitting to share some of these dark, warm, vibrant, cosy, atmospheric photos I took at Frederiksberg Have. Though I have shared Frederiksberg Have on my blog before, this is a part of the park that I haven’t shown yet – indeed I didn’t even realise it was there until recently!

The burnt orange walls, the purple flowers, the twilight, the glowing lights, the crackling fire – everything about this area is extraordinarily aesthetic.

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Den Konglige Biblioteks Have

So I’ve shown you The Black Diamond (Den Sorte Diamant) a while back, but not this gem of a garden hidden behind it. I intended to share these photos much earlier, but I honestly there are so many pictures piling up on my computer that I forget about, and I can’t keep track of what I’ve shared already on this blog, ha. I’m going to have to start organising my categories a bit better 🙂 But this just goes to show that Copenhagen is an endlessly beautiful and picturesque city. A true gem for photographers.

Den Konglige Biblioteks Have (The Royal Library Garden) is a little garden sanctuary tucked away in the middle of the city, a short distance from The Black Diamond. It is a really peaceful place to walk around – there are cute little benches and chairs dotted around, a fountain in the middle of the garden, and a statue of the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. I know I probably say that every park I’ve been to in Copenhagen is my “favourite”, but well…this special place is too 🙂

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Assistens Kirkegård, Nørrebro

One of the first things I noticed after moving to Copenhagen is how well kept the cemeteries are – none of that haunted or creepy feeling about them. They are honestly quite beautiful green spaces. Assistens Kirkegård in Nørrebro is certainly no exception. This is reflected in how people use and pass through the cemetery as well. People come in here to have a picnic or drink with friends in the grassy areas, to lay in the sun, and have a quiet chat on the many benches dotted around the place. There are also cycle and walk paths through the cemetery that allow you to make shortcuts across parts of the neighbourhood.

Some of the individuals buried here whose names you may be familiar with are H. C. Andersen, Niels Bohr, and Søren Kierkegaard. For this post, however, I’ll share with you the more garden-like features of the cemetery, rather than the gravestones.

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ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj (Part 2)

If you missed the first post I made on ARKEN, make sure you check that out alongside this one 🙂 In this post I’ll share with you some snaps of ARKEN’s outdoor sculpture park/garden! It was a beautiful walk on a sunny day.

Oh, and the cafe in ARKEN overlooking the sculpture park was pretty cool as well, I’ve included photos of the place towards the bottom of this entry. I felt like I stepped into an architecture and design magazine (I feel that way quite often in Denmark actually…)!

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Ashton Court/Leigh Woods, Bristol

I’ve been sharing so many snaps of Copenhagen lately you’d think I’d forgotten about Bristol. But I lived in Bristol for close to 6 years, so I’ve still got some places to share with you yet 🙂

Ashton court and Leigh woods was great place for quarantine/lockdown walks. The woodland and open meadow are quite spacious and you’re surrounded by some picturesque scenes. And if you live more centrally, without a bike or a car, I reckon this is pretty much the only big ‘nature’ walk you can get within walking distance to the city centre. Check it out:

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Frederiksberg Have, Copenhagen

I feel like I’ve shared many lovely green spaces with you on my blog already, but let me tell you…Frederiksberg Have is a real treat! This park is a little haven away from the buzz of the city, not that the city has much buzz at the moment…ha. I find all the parks in Copenhagen quite “fancy” (like, extremely well kept and super clean – just look at the pristine hedges in the photos) but this one is particularly so. It’s less than a ten minute bike ride away from me, so I feel fortunate to have all this practically in my back yard. You’ll see lots of families and groups of friends having picnics in this park, and lots of ducks and geese walking around and shedding feathers on the grass. Just the other week I finished a book here on my little picnic blanket 🙂

Grand view of Frederiksberg Palace inside the park.
I’m always impressed by how pristine the parks are in the city.
Plenty of cute creatures waddling about 🙂
There are some very romantic scenes/walks in the place too.
Reflections at sundown…
I detest seagulls but I thought this was a cool shot, ha.
Love the colourful bit of gardening here.
Exiting the park at golden hour, as per 🙂
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Botanical Garden, University of Copenhagen

Another Giverny post? No, this time I’m sharing some photos from here in Denmark, from my university’s botanical garden. It’s no Monet’s garden, but it’s got a charm of its own. It makes for an idyllic walk, and there’s plenty of interesting plants to observe on the way (many I hadn’t seen before!) as you will see in the photos.

The gardens are in a very central location, right next to Rosenborg Castle, and very close to my workplace. It’s free to walk around the gardens, but you have to pay to go into the greenhouses. Pity I don’t go for lunchtime walks here more often.

Even though my workplace is in the heart of Copenhagen, I haven’t felt particularly compelled to wander into town during or after work. Once I’m at work I feel busy! But looking back on these pictures, I’m thinking it would be really nice to read here or catch some rays on warm summer days every now and again.

Hope you enjoyed these photos!

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