Monthly Archives: December 2015

Popping-up In Berlin

Back in Berlin for a seasonal visit and I’m curious what this sprawling and fragmented city has been up to. Although Berlin and Copenhagen are so different on so many levels, the northern European taste buds of these two cities are very similar. Ask any Dane what they would take with them if they were a […]
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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many […]
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Have Yourself A Hyggelig Little Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, its time to take a step back, light some candles, put my favorite nordic psalms on loop, pour something deep red into my wife’s wine glass and enjoy the ambience. Hygge. This non-translatable adjective, or is it a verb?, has made it’s way across the North Sea, baffling and bemusing my […]
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Israel’s Plads: A Public Square to Be Proud Of

In the summer, Israel’s Plads, <Israel’s Square> is a vibrant public square that brings together Nørreport’s local residents, co-workers and pupils from the nearby N. Zahle School in one tremendous mosaic of urban diversity. Located in the city’s inner city, the square was completed last year as part of an ambitious plan revitalizing this area. It […]
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Copenhagen’s Winter Spaces

You know when something isn’t quite right when cycling in Copenhagen in December not wearing your furry-lined mitts. As the rest of northern Europe, Copenhagen, is experiencing temperatures befitting early April. Considering this balmy climate, it might seem odd that I found myself roaming DAC’s <Danish Architecture Center> latest exhibition, “The Winter City”. This interesting exhibition […]
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Black Still Sparkling On Gammel Kongevej

Gammel Kongevej has long been a vital nerve, linking Copenhagen’s fashionable districts of Vesterbro and Frederiksberg. This popular thoroughfare has over recent years undergone significant traffic modernizations in a attempt to accommodate the demands of pedestrians, cyclists and car owners. One could debate the result, especially the dimensions of the bike lanes, however recent visits suggest […]
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Copenhagen’s Christmas Design Markets Flourishing

  Copenhagen´s Christmas Markets are maybe not in the same league as Berlin’s, however over the last few years Copenhagen has seen the concept blossom. One of the best and smallest, is the Designers Christmas Market in Frederiksberg, a neighborhood in central Copenhagen. Located in a yard on H.C. Ørstedsvej, the market has become a […]
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An Ale To Remember

Sitting waiting in an empty Charlie’s Bar on a steamy summers day for an old colleague to appear, who as it turned out had forgotten our meeting. What to do. Charlie’s Bar has been serving quality draught ales primarily from the UK  in central Copenhagen for as long as I can remember. Feeling rather neglected […]
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