Category Archives: Architecture

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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There’s Something About Bywater.

Far away from the December chills of southern Scandinavia, I find myself in a corner of New Orleans trying to make sense of it all. Nestling on the northern banks of the magnificent Mississippi River, the community of Bywater, with its distinctive architectural Creole heritage could not be more different from its noisy neighbor, the French […]
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Byens Hegn Arrives In South Harbor

Byens Hegn has finally come to 2450sv. The long anticipated M4 line, connecting Sydhavnen to the Metro City Ring has finally begun and in 2024, Sluseholmen will be just 5 minutes away from The Main Railway Station. Since 2011, Byens Hegn has been a popular feature of Copenhagen’s urban landscape providing local residents, businesses and artists […]
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Sluseholmen’s Green Kayak Making Waves

I’m sitting with Jørgen Green outside Yum Yoga & Café enjoying the view over the pristine harbor waters separating Sluseholmen and Teglholmen. After the warmest summer on record with the water temperatures rarely dipping under 23°, Copenhagen’s South Harbor has been transformed into a popular recreative playground for rowers, paddlers and swimmers. During the first […]
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