Category Archives: Streets

Vibens Fiskehus: Fish’N’Chips

Despite being perfectly and happily integrated into Danish society the last 30 odd years, there is one aspect from my British heritage that I simply cannot ignore and that is a healthy portion of fish ‘n’ chips, preferably with a portion of “mushy” peas. In recent years an array of Copenhagen’s gastro venues and markets […]
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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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From Kihøskh To Rbabarrab

For Copenhagen’s residents, Kihøskh, really needs no introduction. This organic corner shop that boasts an impressive selection of international magazines, organic croissants from the bakery Brød, a world-class selection of bottle beer and a healthy choice of cactus for heaven’s sake, Kihøskh is no ordinary corner shop. This compact pearl has been attracting beer enthusiasts […]
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Mykita Eyes Copenhagen

Standing next to Moritz Krueger,the Creative Director at Mykita, the Berlin-based eyewear manufacturer, at the official opening of their first store in Copenhagen, one is immediately impressed by his passion and enthusiasm for a brand he co-founded 14 years ago. Mykita’s humble birth began at the Paris Fair in 2002, with the presentation of the first […]
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Smiling All The Way To Aarhus

I just knew this would be something special when I noticed the crew of the Nordic Seaplane flight to Aarhus, clad in shorts and flip-flops sat outside Løgimose capturing a rare ray of sunshine, enjoying dollops of ice-cream. My virgin seaplane flight from Copenhagen to Aarhus did not disappoint. As the 16 seater Havilland DHC6 Twin […]
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Making Room On Istedgade

Every port city has them, raw and racy red light districts adding their own challenges and spice to a city’s identity. Copenhagen’s own hub has historically centered on and around Istedgade, a vibrant nerve in the central district of Vesterbro. In recent years, this traditionally working class area has gradually transformed to a residential, shopping and […]
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De-stressed in December

For the last 10 years, between the first and second Advent Sunday, I have religiously laid my weary body, battered from a long nordic autumn, in an unique oasis, Philoleum. Located in one of Copenhagen´s quieter streets, Esplanaden, Lone Fjeldsø, the owner, has created a wonderful haven offering aromatherapy massages and treatment for urban nomads like myself. […]
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Rosenvængets Allé: Hidden, but not forgotten

Trying to find that one street that captures a neighborhood´s identity can be both exhilarating and exhausting for any new traveller to any city for the first time. There are  streets that embody a neighborhood´s character, like Elisabeth Street in London´s Belgravia resembling an elegant urban village or Rosa Luxemburg Strasse in Berlin´s hip Mitte showing off […]
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Two Worlds, One Sluseholmen

One September Sunday morning back in 2006, I found myself standing on one of the piers at Valby Boat Club, preparing to take photographs of this unique site for a presentation the following day. As I was about to take the first shot, my hand-made bike behind me toppled and in slow motion fell into […]
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