Category Archives: Parks & Gardens

Egils Deli: A Slice Of Provence

With the summer holidays moving into gear, Islands Brygge’s harbor front transforms into one of Copenhagen’s favorite playgrounds, with a mix of beach volley, fearless skateboarders and the odd traceur going through their Parkour motions. The queues growing outside this harbor front’s cafés, bistros and delicatessens indicate how popular this neighborhood has become. Islands Brygge became one delicatessen […]
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Esplanaden, A Street With A Historic Pedigree

Every major European city probably has its own version of Esplanaden, although few thoroughfares have Esplanaden’s historic pedigree, with over 300 years of architectural styles represented on one of Copenhagen’s most iconic streets. A former military route to the Citadel, Esplanaden, stretching from Store Kongensgade to the waterfront at Nordre Toldbod, parades its excellent urban […]
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A Place In Copenhagen Worth Remembering

The 4th. Friday after Easter, Denmark closes down to celebrate All Prayers Day and Copenhagen this year, blessed with a sky so crisp, so blue, paraded its virtues with its usual panache. As many of the city’s visitors found themselves taking selfies under bushy clouds of pink cherry blossom in the parks and cemeteries, local residents […]
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The Cisterns: That Dream Of Peace

The Cisterns in Søndermarken have done it again. This unique exhibition space has found a worthy successor to follow last years wonderful Cronhammer’s installation, H. The Danish artist, Eva Koch has composed a poetic installation, That Dream Of Peace utilizing the dark and damp of the catacombs of The Cisterns. Eva’s work brings into play the symbols […]
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CAFX 2016: Copenhagen Parading Its Architecture

The Copenhagen Festival – CAFX, opened this Thursday and was promptly greeted by the Spring’s first hint of something better to come. There is nothing better than witnessing Copenhagen’s classical buildings and waterfront bathed and draped in luscious sunlight. The festival founders, Josephine Michau, Peter Møller Rasmussen and Mads Farsø have extended the program this year embracing […]
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Copenhagen’s Lungs: Amager Nature Park

Amager, Øresund’s largest island, droops from mainland Copenhagen like some emerald earring, attached, but not quite. Today, Amager is linked by 5 bridges, soon to be 6, to its more prominent neighbor.  When I arrived in Copenhagen in the early 1980’s, Amager  was ironically labeled as “lorteøen – Shit island”, not only a historical reference […]
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Dostoevsky In The Cemetery

A crisp and raw evening in February and I find myself on the second row in the Chapel in Assistens Cemetery in Copenhagen. The Chapel, now home to The Culture Center Assistens and I’m being drawn into the dark and intense universe of Dostoevsky and one of his final classics, A Gentle Spirit. The compact scene is […]
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Copenhagen’s Citadel, Frozen In Time

With a mini melt down in prospect, Copenhagen has been flaunting some of its most exquisite features before the ice disappears. The Citadel has long been one of Copenhagen’s most treasured spaces, not only with the thousands of tourists that visit the area each year, but with the city’s residents. The star-shaped Citadel was formed into […]
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Berlin: We Are Blessed

The view is stunning. Eating breakfast at the Neni Restaurant perched on the 10th. floor of the Bikini Hotel and all conservation is  consumed by the 360º view of Berlin. Almost beneath me, elephants in the bounds of the zoo, wave their trunks to greet yet another mild day. And then the sprawling Tiergarten, the […]
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Israel’s Plads: A Public Square to Be Proud Of

In the summer, Israel’s Plads, <Israel’s Square> is a vibrant public square that brings together Nørreport’s local residents, co-workers and pupils from the nearby N. Zahle School in one tremendous mosaic of urban diversity. Located in the city’s inner city, the square was completed last year as part of an ambitious plan revitalizing this area. It […]
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