Category Archives: Neighbourhoods

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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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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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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An Orange Thread Uniting Copenhagen’s South Harbor

The long anticipated M4 line, connecting South Harbor to the Metro City Ring has finally begun and in 2024, Teglholmen, Sluseholmen and Mozart’s Plads will be just a heartbeat from central Copenhagen. However, the construction site for the forthcoming Metro station at Mozart’s Plads is causing concern for local businesses and residents. With the instantly recognizable green fence […]
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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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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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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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Yum Yoga & Café, A Haven In Sydhavnen

Another cloudless sky and another glorious summers day sees Copenhagen’s Sydhavnen transformed into something that resembles a hip Mediterranean destination. By mid morning the first guests are finding their favourite spots on Teglholmen’s and Sluseholmen’s wooden piers ready to soak up the vibe and the sun. As June broke into its stride, Sydhavnen became one yoga […]
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South Harbour Café, A Pearl In 2450

Congratulations to South Harbour’s Café for putting 2450 on Copenhagen’s culinary map. Since receiving Politiken’s iByen award for Copenhagen’s best café in 2018, Jamila Mohammedi’s smile hasn’t stopped beaming. Jamila’s Moroccan dishes, especially her legendary humus, has been attracting visitors from far and wide since opening in February 2017. The cafè’s interiors, all hand-made by […]
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