Category Archives: Culture

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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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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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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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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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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The Bridge Street Kitchen

A steady stream of ice hockey fans, in Copenhagen for the World Championships, are making their way over the Inner Harbor Bridge, pointing at the original Copenhagen Street Food venue. Now a mountain of rubble, Paper Island is literally under construction. The success of Paper Island has seen initiatives blossoming in the capital’s neighborhoods. The latest to […]
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Teglværket: A Place To Meet

The sun is already beating down on Teglværket’s beach and early morning visitors are beginning to arrive looking for a bargain in South Harbor’s largest flea market. This cultural and community venue, is back in business after a lengthy winter break. Located on Teglholmen, Teglværket has become a popular meeting hub not only for South Harbor’s […]
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