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8 November 2010

Week 44: Copenhagen

Filed under: — Administrator @ 22:02

Following my weekend in Ã…rhus and the controversial art there, I came back to Copenhagen on Sunday afternoon. All the pictures from this week are from there.

Main
Autumn in full swing:
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Alternates
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Alternate 1
I went to the cemetery where my father is buried. Across the street I stopped to buy some flowers and ran into the guardian of the flower shop:
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Alternate 2
This is why I always go to Copenhagen at this time of the year. My father died on 1st November 2004:
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Alternate 3
After visiting the cemetery, I took the bus into the centre. On Gammel Strand I saw this carriage. It is one of the royal carriages, they were just out practicing:
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Alternate 4
Holmens Kanal:
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Alternate 5
Bridge on Holmens Kanal:
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Alternate 6
Redhead and red leaves:
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Alternate 7
A spot my late mother loved, and one I always walk by–the underwater sculpture of a fisherman’s family near Gammel Strand:
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Alternate 8
Two lost tourists on the main pedestrian street:
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Alternate 9
Denmark is an ecological kind of place, and despite the scarcity of sunshine, all Copenhagen parking meters are powered by solar cells:
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Alternate 10
A bar in Pilestræde. I was particularly impressed with the Westmalle sign:
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Alternate 11
I came across a wonderful used book shop with sculptures made by the proprietor:
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Alternate 12
Another scene from the book shop:
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Alternate 13
The main hall of the University of Copenhagen, founded 500 years ago. Nowadays, most of the university is in the suburbs, but this building is used for graduation ceremonies and the like:
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Alternate 14
Ice cream and university:
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Alternate 15
Inside the main synagogue of Copenhagen, built in 1833:
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Alternate 16
Marek and Tamara came from Poland in the late 1970s and are today pillars of Copenhagen’s Jewish cummunity. We spent an afternoon talking and drinking vodka:
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Alternate 17
In the evening, I found myself on Kongens Nytorv, one of the city’s main squares:
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Alternate 18
Tuesday afternoon I flew home to Alicante, but during the morning I walked around the centre. This is Copenhagen’s city hall as seen from one of the surrounding, narrow streets:
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Alternate 19
This is Copenhagen’s oldest gay bar, already in the Christmas spirit:
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Alternate 20
The Norwegian tourist board was having an event in front of city hall, promoting the joys of cold and snow:
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Alternate 21
Norwegian version of husky:
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Alternate 22
Strange sign on the square in front of city hall. Not sure how it is to be interpreted:
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1 Comment »

  1. With respect to Alternate 20, snow and ice may be nice but it’s hard to get a drink at a reasonable price in Norway. Every Dane I know complains about it. Even my Norwegian wife is shocked.
    Larry Z

    Comment by Larry Z — 9 November 2010 @ 01:19

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