Category Archives: Architecture

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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Copenhagen’s Harbor Alive And Well

This summer, CNN voted Copenhagen the best city for swimming, again highlighting the clean harbor waters, beating iconic beaches such as, Bondi and Copacabana. An unforgettable summer in Copenhagen has seen locals and tourists flock to its sun-drenched wooden piers and beach-parks this summer. Stretching from Nordhavn to Sydhavn, the harbor has become one enormous beach […]
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Copenhagen Contemporary: A New Era

It was the best of times, it was the shortest of times. For a brief moment, Copenhagen Contemporary brought the world of installation art to the center of the Danish Capital. It was always intended to be a temporary project, but for many, it became an inspirational sanctuary, where you could mingle with 88 Zebra […]
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Café Slusen, Probably The Coolest Place In Town

During a blissful summer in South Harbor, a small-scale construction perched next to the lock at Slusen, has intrigued passers-by and locals from the nearby Sluseholmen. All questions were answered when Café Slusen recently opened its shutters inviting a growing, curious customer-base to taste a selection of special beers and organic wines. Café Slusen maybe small […]
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Oh Brooklyn: Street Art Branding A Local Community

For decades, graffiti has plagued urban landscapes stretching from Lima to Inverness, bringing with it an air of desperation and anxiety for local communities, councils and property developers. I have tried to understand the need for this form of visual expression, accepting its original political or social relevance from disenfranchised groups, only to be sent […]
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