Author Archives: millscph

Copenhagen Staycation #01: A Journey With Leonard Cohen

For those planning a staycation in Copenhagen, and who wouldn’t, then plan a visit to GL STRAND and Nikolaj Kunsthal where the current showing of Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything has been extended until 2nd. August. This impressive celebration of Leonard Cohen’s life and work is the result of a project by Musée d’art contemporain […]
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A New Culinary Experience In Sydhavnen

According to my calendar, I should have been roaming the streets of Porto in search of the city’s best Pastéis de Nata, but as COVID-19 put those plans to the sword, I find myself in my own hood, Sydhavnen about to discover a gourmet and wine experience I never thought possible on Borgbjergsvej. Having lived in […]
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South Harbour’s Fiskerihavn Revisited

As I come to terms with re-modelling my day-to-day life, limited by a COVID-19 induced lock-down now going into it’s seventh week, I’m re-discovering the pleasures of exploring my neighborhood, Copenhagen’s one and only, South Harbour. My daily excursions into South Harbour’s every nook and cranny,  I discover a world coming to terms with Copenhagen’s urban […]
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João Albergaria, Penning Copenhagen’s Harbor Life

The following blog is the first in a series showcasing photographers and illustrators perception of Copenhagen’s waterfront and it’s ever changing neighborhoods. The first is urban sketcher and illustrator João Albergaria. With Copenhagen’s waterfront neighborhoods undergoing extensive development, the harbor’s characteristic houseboat & fishing communities and marinas have come under the eye of João Albergaria, […]
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Copenhagen’s Lille Langebro Deserves A Fanfare

I’m standing at the ferry terminal between The Royal Library and BLOX in Copenhagen’s inner harbor admiring the display of bridges linking central Copenhagen to the island of Amager. Within a range of just 710 meters, Knippels Bro, Cirkelbroen and Langebro have now been joined by Lille Langebro, the third bike and pedestrian bridge constructed […]
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Restaurant Vandvid, A Focal Point In Sydhavnen

Restaurant Vandvid. View from the deck. On a calm August day 2 years ago, a converted barge moored for the first time at the wharf, tucked next to Teglværks Bridge in Sluseholmen. A small group of local residents, myself amongst them, who had been following the trials and tribulations of the barge into a restaurant, […]
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Exploring The Azores

Arriving at Ponta Delgada Airport and witnessing the queue at the car rental booth, I knew our decision to explore the Azores on foot was the right one. However, it was not long before a sense of reality struck home. These luscious volcanic islands, sprinkled handsomely in the middle of the Atlantic, with New York […]
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Copenhagen’s Kødbyen: From Blood-Stained Bibs to Barista Aprons

First impressions tend to stick. The stench from the lorry filled with the carcasses from slaughtered cattle that passed me was overwhelming. This was my first encounter with Copenhagen’s Kødbyen – The Meat City, back in those heady days of the early 1980’s. The meat-packing district in the heart of Vesterbro back then was off-limits for a […]
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Resetting The Mind & Body In Båstad

As Copenhagen’s residents head for the slopes of the Alps or for more tropical destinations for the February winter break, I make my own short journey over to Båstad on the Swedish south-west coast to indulge in my first winter sea-bathing. This popular coastal resort famed for its long stretches of sandy beaches, has been […]
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CPH Light Festival: Between Light And Darkness

There is something fundamentally optimistic about February. Bitterly cold temperatures may tell another story, but undoubtedly, daylight time is winning its eternal winter struggle with darkness. Copenhagen at dusk is a magical place to be during those serene moments when the sun dips under the horizon casting the last available rays of sunlight on the […]
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