Heron at the Lakes – available as an A3 print and an A5 postcard
Heron at the Lakes – available as an A3 print and an A5 postcard
On the waterfront of Nordre Toldbod there are two dragon topped lamps designed by Vilhelm Dahlerup and installed in 1892.
One of the dragons apparently has red eyes, although I have never noticed this.
Vilhelm Dahlerup was a prolific Copenhagen architect and designer. Great swathes of Copenhagen are his!
Because it’s just so beautiful!!
It’s a little brighter today, but this week so far has been too grey. I thought we could all do with a splash of Copenhagen colour!
I was planning to draw the dragon and the egg from the Rosenborg dragon playground today. I cycled down there to take some photos, but as I was leaving the gardens I happened to spot this face on the gate opposite the SMK. So here he is under the three lions.
Copenhagen – European Green Capital 2014.
The 3XN UN City completed last year and winner of “Green Building Award 2012” is a real ambassador for environmentally progressive building.
Read a few reasons why in the article linked to below –
The Tongue Chair…originally designed in 1955 by Arne Jacobsen for the Munkegård School, and later used in some rooms at the Royal Hotel is back in production. Danish manufacturers HOWE are behind the reissue.
Links for the chair and the school below.
Date: 7th March 2014
Time: 16:00 – 22:00
An evening at Statens Museum for Kunst with art, drinks, streetfood, music and maybe if you are lucky….a game on the hexagonal table football!
Carlsberg i TAP 1
Ny Carlsberg Vej 91, 1799 København V…See More
Kay Bojesen opened a shop and workshop on Bredgade….between the Marble Church and Amalienborg in 1932.
The Dachshund / Gravhund was created 2 years later and is celebrating its 80th birthday this year.
Our local MONSTRUM designed playground, is also home to the fabulous Mirror House designed by MLRP Architecture, Research & Development, beautiful even on a grey day in February.
Go dressed up!
Sunday, 2nd March 2014
11:00 -13:00 – free entry
The Round Tower Observatory is open tomorrow night, Tuesday 25th, between 18:00 and 21:00 for anyone that fancies doing some star gazing.
On view tomorrow will be the Orion nebula and Jupiter.
The Round Tower is Europe’s oldest functioning astronomy observatory.
I love Torvehallerne KBH…the graphics on the sides of the buildings….popping in for goods and advice…the fact that you can be there with one set of friends and nearly always run into someone else you know. It’s a fabulous place and space.
Now there is going to be even more to love…something that could also add to the diversity of produce too.
Over the summer there will be a series of wednesday markets for small producers.
From the 7th May – 24th Sept. there will be 12 additional small stalls rented for the day at 400kr.
Another waterfront image today……I don’t want to jinx things, but it looks like the Inderhavnsbroen is finally going to be finished!!!
News suggests the 200 metre long, 45 metre wide pedestrian/cycle bridge will have a completion date before the new year!
Thorvaldsens Museum host family drawing workshops
the last saturday in every month between 11:00 and 13:00.
With a focus on sculpture and pattern.
Once you enter the museum it’s impossible not to notice all the fabulous tile patterned floors and the beautifully decorated ceilings, but try not to miss the lions with their well stroked noses…they are adorable.
Dome of Visions will soon be back…..the pieces are now slotting into place.
Follow the progress of the build and check for events –
I am loving the sound of this exhibition idea at Københavns Museum and I am really interested in seeing how it develops
It’s very grand on Kongens Nytorv…what’s missing?
Tuesday 18th February 17:00 to 18:00 it’s possible to visit the site. An opportunity to sense the urban space frames, see the area’s boundaries, and ask questions.
13th Feb – Happy Birthday Verner Panton!
13.februar 1926 – 5.september 1998
It’s rainy and grey in Copenhagen today, but here’s a splash of colour.
Verner Panton really did, and still does brighten up our world!
12th Feb – It’s a kids world at Arken.
A few days ago ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst opened an enormous installation for kids age 3-12.
The space ( The Model ) is designed by the danish artist Palle Nielsen.
It sounds amazing!
Below is a link to the practical information about the exhibit. What it contains, costs and the opening times.
11th Feb – Happy Birthday Arne Jacobsen!
Arne Jacobsen (11. februar 1902 – 24. marts 1971)
A Copenhagen designer through and through….He really did leave his mark on this beautiful city.
10th Feb – Copenhagen – Bryggebroen Love Locks
It’s Valentine week!
Couples lock their padlocks to the wires on the bridge and then throw the keys into the water as a sign of unbreakable love.
8th Feb – Change of address for Experimentarium.
Yesterday saw the opening of Experimentarium city. The Hellerup home of the Copenhagen science museum is being renovated, so they have temporarily housed the bulk of the collection in this new prime location address! Just down from the Opera House and opposite the Playhouse.
So if you are heading in from out of town…..for the next couple of years….wave at the Tuborg bottle and keep heading south!
7th Feb – Regnbuepladsen (the Rainbow Square) it is!
Hailing the liberal spirit of Copenhagen and the city’s role in the fight for equal rights for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgender…consensus sees a square just down from the town hall named Regnbuepladsen (the Rainbow Square).
Wishing everyone a colourful weekend out there!
6th Feb – Guess the tail!
There are so many fabulous events being hosted by the museums and galleries in Copenhagen during the winter holiday next week.
This though has to be one of my favourites!
The Zoologisk museum has found a large box of tails while cleaning…The discovery has led to an event – Guess the tail! – where visitors are asked to guess which animal the tail belonged to.
Music, Art and Street Food
SMK FRIDAYs – 7th February 16:00 – 22:00
FREE and Open to all.
If you can get there for 16:00 you may get one of the secret concert tickets…but these are limited and thousands are signed up to go.
4th Feb – Visiting the Irma chicken again!
3rd Feb – Copenhagen Fog
Despite the thaw Copenhagen really was very white today!
2nd Feb – Copenhagen Snowdrops
With the thaw this weekend, came glimpses of blue sky and the tips of the new crop of snowdrops. A welcome break at the beginning of the 3rd month of winter….I for one, hope for more days like this.
1st Feb – Chair designing at the Design Museum.
In the winter holiday the Designmuseum Danmark will be hosting chair making workshops for parents and their kids.
Spend a couple of hours experimenting with form and function…playing with materials such as leather, wicker, plastic etc…
Who knows you could discover you’re living with a budding Ditzel or Panton!
There are 2 dates – 11th + 13th February and it is free to take part.
Read more below:
31st Jan – Ice
We may not be experiencing traditional ice lolly weather, but Hviids is are asking we give them some thought.
This stylish ice lolly shop is looking for a new name –
It is meant to be warmer this weekend….enjoy!!!
30th Jan – Happy Birthday Finn Juhl!
Finn Juhl (30. januar 1912 – 17. maj 1989)
The Irma Chicken
To complete the neon series I started at the end of last week…is the Irma chicken…not an easy image, but I knew I would have to tackle it sooner or later.
This neon sign went up in 1953 and in the below link you can see how many eggs it has laid since then..
27th Jan – The location for my first exhibition
In March the “An Icon a Day Blog” will be getting an exhibition in the entrance of the Østerbro library opposite the American embassy…..I’m very excited.
25th Jan – Østerbro Frogs
It’s been more than 4 years since this neon landmark left Østerbro.
The tower still looks very naked without them!
This old Normann Copenhagen blog post, shows them being dismantled. It’s a sad sight!
24th Jan – Copenhagen Neon.
The Ga-jol sign is one of the younger neon signs in Copenhagen….this year it will be a young and vibrant 45 year old….just like me! Born in 1969 it took pride of place on the company building at Vibenshus Runddel, Østerbro.
Now it brightens up Vesterbro!
No these are not Danish…but there is a Copenhagen connection….at least tomorrow there is!
Paustian is hosting an Eames film night tomorrow….Torsdag den 23. januar 2014 fra kl. 19.00 – 21.30
It’s free, but you need to book your spot!
21st Jan – Calling all LEGO architects.
In February Danish Architecture Centre is hosting a great event – Leg LEGO architect / byg fremtidens by
Book your spot on the floor!…and read more –
19th Jan – Midcentury Modern Celebrations
With the centenary of the birth of both Mogensen and Wegner there are a slew of fabulous articles….enough to feed the soul of any midcentury modern fan.
and BO BEDRE have a whole delicious section devoted to Wegner this month.
16th Jan – Wind powered Denmark.
The windmills around Denmark had a bumper month in December…..for the first time producing more than half of the electricity consumed.
14th Jan – Be careful if running at the Copenhagen lakes!
He may be lit up like a Christmas tree….and you see him coming, but he’s next to impossible to avoid!
Runners, dog walkers, coffee drinking amblers alike….love the Copenhagen lakes!
13th Jan – Power cut in Frederiksberg!
This afternoon the power went out in parts of Frederiksberg. …thank goodness for the powdery white visitor that brightened the way home!
Stay safe and warm out there!!!
More silo development – this time in the 50m tall “KlarPiratStart” silo at the end of Århusgade, and this time not for offices, but apartments.
Read more in the Magasinet KBH article –
10th Jan – Coffee love!
Yippee….it’s the weekend and instead of drinking coffee to help meet deadlines…..survive early mornings and late nights….I get to drink coffee with friends, catching up and laughing!
Where is your favourite place in Copenhagen for coffee?
Great weekend to everyone out there!!!
9th Jan – Copenhagen Zoo has record visitors in 2013
2013 was a great year for the zoo in Copenhagen. They had a whopping 1.432.000 through the gates, a 30% rise on 2012.
2013 saw the opening of The Arctic Ring. The new housing for the polar bears. The illustration today is the tower in the grounds of the Zoologisk Have and of course a polar bear…although I have been informed by my son that the food I have supplied is all wrong…when he went they had just been given a horse’s head!
7th Jan – Be careful what you wish for!
The theatre company REPUBLIQUE made a new year wish for wine corks….they had offered 2 tickets to anyone that sent 35 wine corks or more. The first day for delivery was yesterday.
The corks are to be used on the stage for their new production ‘La Veritá’ in Tivoli.
They needed 3000 wine corks….they have now been offered 100,000 and ask that people please stop sending and delivering.
I can only hope that my new year wishes are as fruitful!!
5th Jan – Please don’t feed the swans
Københavns Kommune have asked that we think twice before feeding the swans at the lakes.
I’m a city girl…and grew up feeding park wildlife as a means of entertainment….and hands up I’ve enjoyed feeding the birds at the lakes in Copenhagen with my son, but there are good reasons to stop this.
1. We’re not just feeding the birds, but some much less savoury rodent neighbours.
2. The swans and ducks even in the iciest conditions are as capable, as they are beautiful, and don’t need our handouts.
3. We’re making our lakes less habitable for the healthy plant life that should be feeding our city birds….and turning the lakes green and slimy.
You can read much more here –http://www.kk.dk/da/brugbyen/pas-paa-miljoeet/begraens-andefodring
3rd/4th Jan – Love is in the air!
2nd Jan – With the Copenhagen drizzle it’s almost as wet outside the pool as in…but Vinterbad Bryggen guest swimming is this sunday!
The first sunday in every month the – BIG designed – Vinterbad Bryggen opens the pools and saunas for guest winter bathing.
So if you’re feeling brave…..
Sunday 5th January 13:00 – 16:00
Working from a print out of an illustration, I now have my first linocut….An apartment in Nordre Frihavnsgade, Østerbro….the same apartment where coincidently I celebrated the arrival of 2014..a year that already holds so much promise!
Really looking forward to seeing how it prints…but too dark and too tired to attempt this evening!
Nearly print ready in Østerbro!
My desk is not looking its usual self!
Determined to get more hands on with the printing in 2014!
……But you could always have some for New Year!
Is à Bella – Torvehallerne. has a delicious batch!
1813 bliver hovedindgangen til akuthjælp
From the 1st January 2014 in Copenhagen the number to call if you are injured or feel unwell outside of doctors hours is 1813.
For life threatening injury or illness the emergency numberremains the same – 112
Tonight was the first night of the New Year celebration fireworks at Tivoli.
From today through to New Year at 20:50 the park will be sending up their pyrotechnic display based around the colours of the national flag.
Due to the huge interest and popularity of the Frida Kahlo exhibition at ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst there are now some late night opening times for the last 2 weeks of the exhibit…..and if you’re feeling the need for culture the museum is open again tomorrow!
A mesmerising exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Over the Christmas holiday the children’s art wing of the Louisiana is placing a great focus on this exhibition with family show rounds at 11:30.
The building opposite mine has recently been cleaned….the cover coming off the scaffolding the night of the first storm….wrapping itself around the central street lighting and revealing my friendly faced daily view… Clearly designed by an architect with a sense of humour.
I’ve always felt smiled upon in this home.
My first year freelancing is drawing to a close. A challenging, but fun year.
I would like to thank everyone for their amazing support….for the likes, for all the encouraging words, and words of advice. A huge thank you to all those that helped and pushed me to produce my Copenhagen posters and postcards…for the purchases!! – that helped keep the wolf from the door…. and all the graphic collaborations!
I’m excited to see what 2014 brings!
Love Emma x
It’s that time of year where parents face the Christmas present conundrum….What to buy? How much to spend? What’s enough?, What’s too much?…..But Copenhagen kids already have a fantastic gift 58% of them cycle to school!
According to the Københavns Kommune 2011/12 cycling statistics – of the 45,500 schoolchildren in Copenhagen, a daily average of 26,390 bike to their schools.
Great for the kids, great for the parents and great for the community.
In a little under an hour, there is an event being hosted by the KulturSkaberne Nørrebro – part of their 24 DAGE MED KULTUR advent calendar.
JEG ER NØRREBRO is an audiowalk – an app for your smart phone that allows you to take a walk in inner Nørrebro whilst listening to 28 stories about the area.
Tid: Tirsdag den 17. december, kl. 16.00 – 17.00
Sted: Nørrebrohallen, Nørrebrogade 208
Nisserne er løs på Zoologisk Museum, København
If you’ve not had enough of a troublesome Nisse at home, then there are more causing problems at the Zoologisk Museum. Take part in the search throughout the rest of this Christmas month.
( NB: For at give nisserne arbejdsro holder museet lukket d. 23., 24., 25., 26., 30. og 31. december samt 1. januar.)
Last year over the Christmas period Tivoli sold:
20,531 Flæskesteg Sandwiches
31,412 Cups of Gløgg
30,157 Portions of Risengrød
434 Portions of Ris a la Manda
30,157 Cups of Hot Chocolate
Tomorrow is the third sunday in advent and the final session of Christmas decoration making at theDesignmuseum Danmark.
The design workshop is open between 13:00 and 16:00.
Update AJ cocktail
I can shine a little light on the contents of the AJ
Designed by Kirsten Holm from K-bar…..It was a special cocktail made for the 40th birthday of the Royal Hotel
It contained vodka, triple sec, sour and creme de menthe.
It’s no secret that I have a major Arne Jacobsen design crush!
So today’s image includes one of my favourite Copenhagen buildings and my Christmas wish list Jacobsen designedStelton A/S cocktail shaker.
I’ve heard talk that there was at one time an AJ cocktail served in the bar of the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen
Does anyone know the ingredients?
Statens Naturhistoriske Museum will be getting a really large Christmas present – 16.5 metres long and 4 metres high.
Purchased last month in a UK auction there has been much discussion in The Guardian about where Misty would be going….I’m glad she’s coming to the happy city!!!
Every month Torvehallerne KBH have an ingredient of the month….last week I posted the recipe for the cardamom spiced æbleskiver and here the spice makes an appearance again.
Does anyone know why cardamom is so prevalent in Danish Christmas cookery?
The sweet little Frederiksberg Runddel rink has been open since the end of November.
But today the Genforeningspladsens rink opened.
The area normally used for field sports and running has been transformed into a 12m x 400m skating rink. The largest in Northern Europe.
Help Portrait is a community of photographers coming together across the world to use their photography skills to give back to their local community.
The Help Portrait Copenhagen event takes place atStøberiet, Blågårds Plads 3, Nørrebro on Saturday, 7th December.
Between 12:00 and 18:00.
Free and without a booking. ( individual and group photographs )
Everyday at 11 on the steps of Rådhuspladsen the Free Copenhagen Walking Tour sets off.
Today will be no exception…..the Facebook page and website proudly boast that what ever the weather the 3 hour tour takes place. So look for the tour guide holding tight to the yellow umbrella!
I love æbleskiver…..a Danish Christmas staple! I have been looking for a recipe – This Claus Meyer version with orange and cardamon sounds dreamy!
I’d love to hear your favourite Christmas treat recipes!
There is a rich tradition of folded and woven paper in Danish Christmas decorations.
I was in search of a Copenhagen designed Christmas decoration, that embraces this tradition, and struck lucky!
Todays illustration is a nod to this paper manipulation…The Livingly 2013 Pleated Star Christmas decorations. Beautifully designed by one of my Østerbro neighbours,designer Tine Mouritsen.
Livingly produce danish papercrafts, and mobiles and annually select a danish design talent to create a new Christmas piece.
The moon rises at 8:27 and sets at 16:29. Moon peaks at 12:29 and the new moon occurs at 01:22.
The sun rises at 8:20 and sets at 15:38. The Sun peaks at 12:00 today.
The length of the day is 7 hours and 18 minutes.
The planets Jupiter and Mars rise at 18:20 and 0:57 to the northeast and east, and can be seen if the sky is clear until sunrise.
Tomorrows post a Copenhagen star!
StreetHeart Christmas Calendar started yesterday and runs through to the 24th.
A celebration of Street Art around Copenhagen! To take part:
♥ Find and click on today’s door in STREET HEART Advent calendar that you find in the top right corner of the front page.
♥ Behind the door lies a clue to where in the city you can find today’s Christmas artwork.
♥ Call your best friend or take your girlfriend / date with street- heart Advent calendar door hunting.
♥ Take warm clothes – remember mittens !
♥ Jump on your bike or hiking boots and go on a treasure hunt in your cold December city Copenhagen .
♥ Find ” cover ” all the artwork in the city . Remember to look both high and low .Hooray ! You know you’ve found the door when you can see a heart with today’s date in.
♥ Take a picture with your camera / mobile. You can include yourself in the picture!
♥ Send the picture to Street Art at – firstname.lastname@example.org before 24 o’clock the same day and you will automatically take part in today’s draw for nice Christmas packages from the city’s many Christmas happy stores.
Remember it’s not all about coming first. Everyone who sends a picture of today’s door to us before 24 o’clock on the day the ballot .
The winners drawn the following day and announced on streetheart.dk and Street Hearts facebook page.
It’s now a tradition that the first sunday in advent is the lighting of the tree in the Copenhagen town hall square.
This years tree is approx 21m tall, weighs 8 tons and is adorned with 700 lights and 100 christmas hearts from Børnenes Kontor.
15:00 The event starts in Nyhavn with the fire brigade traditional Christmas procession.
15.40 The ladder truck will arrive with Santa Claus in Rådhuspladsen.
16:00 The tree will be lit.
Today, 16:00 – at the Det Kongelige Teater – the official page there is a poetry slam – where the audience give points to the participating slammers!
The theme is School Teacher Style!
PoetrySlamDK.dk – spoken word og poetry slam
Slammers can only use the work of poets that have been dead minimum 70 years.
Well it’s clear to me – Best Moustache 2013 – belongs to the newly presented Butchers & Bicycles Mk 1 , although I suspect they used more than a month in the cultivation!!!
There will be more Mo judging and celebrations at the Bremen Teater Gala Parté tomorrow night!
So…I need some help with this Copenhagen image!
It’s an illustration of the lighting at the lakes – I have searched but can’t find any information – Are these Københavns Kommune designed? or is there a named designer? Does anyone know?
Today The Royal Library is opening the doors of the library on Fiolstræde , for a special guided, one hour tour. The Neo Gothic, red brick, italian style building was designed by architect Johan Herhold and completed in 1861. This was the first building in Denmark to have a structural system of cast iron.
On the corner of Rådhuspladsen there stands one of Copenhagen’s only Art Deco buildings. Running the length of the tower is a superbly designed thermometer, which stylishly combines verdigris copper, and hot neon orange lighting.
Today it’s really struggling to get the neon above 0 degrees!
25th November – The icy touch of winter strokes Copenhagen with the first frost.
Un-detered 75% of Copenhageners that cycle, continue to cycle through a winter of rain, ice and snow…not in any special clothing either…just extra scarves, and wooly hats!
Hundreds of “Nisse” clad runners will be taking to the streets at 11:00 today, to complete either 5km or 10km in the Valby Christmas run.
All the runners taking part are given a “one size fits all” nisse suit with a hood. Plus a belt, and of course a white beard!
Tivoli is once again ablaze with the magical Christmas lights. Tourists and locals alike flood to experience them. It’s at this time that one of the most beautiful, yet discreet permanent residents can go unnoticed.
The Poul Henningsen (PH) Tivoli Lamp.
Poul Henningsen worked in the Tivoli architects studio in the early 1940’s, but it wasn’t until his return from wartime exile that he really made his mark on the Tivoli Gardens. It was in 1949 that the playful spiral Tivoli lamps took their place at the lake, but the motor that made them spin was not very powerful, and they required a push start to revolve.
In 2008 the lamps were replaced by Louis Poulsen, identical to the originals, except for a more powerful motor.
Inspired by the word “Nouveau” from yesterday…todays image is my nod to some of New Nordics favourite produce.
New Nordic the darling of the flourishing Copenhagen food scene uses local, seasonal food, and reintroduces traditional techniques such as smoking, and salting.
A massive influence in Copenhagen growth since November 2004,when chefs and food professionals from the Nordic countries met and coined the phrase.
The long-awaited release of each year’s Beaujolais Nouveau comes on the third Thursday in November…..Copenhagen will be celebrating the grape today!
Gråbrødretorv will be decked in the french flag! As well as the wine there will be chestnuts and jazz!
This piece was badly researched!
I had planned on writing about the free entrance to museums on a Wednesday, but after lovingly drawing the Hirschsprung collection building, I discovered that at the present time entrance is not actually free ….none the less you’re getting the illustration, plus an addition in the Thorvaldsens museum, which does thankfully have free entrance on wednesdays, has magnificent ceilings and is well worth a visit.
I didn’t venture far from home today, so a very local Copenhagen image – an Østerbro window.
The COP19 climate summit has been meeting in Warsaw – they have just released this year’s Climate Change Performance Index
Denmark topped the ranking in 4th place. It was decided that no country was doing enough to combat climate change, to be awarded 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
Copenhagen has played host to two spectacular sailing vessels this autumn.
Today was the last day of the amazing Viking exhibition at the National Museum . The exhibit is now moving on to London and The British Museum in the spring of 2014.
As for the Maersk “Triple-E” container vessel – there is always the lego set that will be released on the 1st January 2014!
TODAY AT 14:00 – The Save Bopa Plads party-demo takes place.
Treasured by locals, this lively square lies in the heart of quiet Østerbro. I expect, despite the drizzle, there will be quite a turn out!
Tivoli Christmas season starts today.
The cement clad silos of Nordhavn are looking pretty fabulous now their makeover is well on the way to completion. I got a great view of them today while sitting on the S-train heading home.
Designed by DesignGroup Architects , the 56 m tall Copenhagen Port Company House is part of the first phase of the Århusgade development.
Definitely a Copenhagen Icon – The Hotdog Stand
Today if you are feeling like a snack at 15:00, and are around Helligåndskirken in Copenhagen, then take a look for the DØP hotdog stand. They will be serving free goat sausages with cabbage to celebrate their new stand on Strøget.
Today the scooter track officially opens in Fælledparken.
12th November 2013
Frederik Vs vej, Fælledparken
The event starts at 16:00 and the music stops playing at 18:00.
Technical and Environmental Mayor, City of Copenhagen – Ayfer Baykal is giving the opening speech.
The redevelopment of Fælledparken started in 2009 when the park turned 100 years old.
The scooter track was not part of the original renewal plan, but has been added due to some age and experience conflicts
on the adjacent skateboarding area.
Wrap up warm!
Tonight David Sanborn and Bob James are playing the Koncerthuset – celebrating their second collaboration and new project “Quartette Humaine”
They first worked together on Double Vision at the peak of 80’s alto sax!!
The Copenhagen municipality is governed by Copenhagen’s municipal council (Borgerrepræsentation). Council elections are held the third Tuesday of November every four years….the next time in a little over a week.
These are the silhouettes that have dominated Copenhagen for the last few weeks.
Lasertryk.dk printed 150,000 posters for this year’s election.
The posters are allowed to be displayed for four Saturdays before the election and must be removed within eight days after the election takes place.
NORDIC SUSHI SPREADS ITS WINGS IN LONDON AGAIN TODAY WHEN A NEW BRANCH OF COPENHAGEN BASED STICKS’N’SUSHI OPENS IN COVENT GARDEN.
This is also the design that inspired me to start the Copenhagen based AN ICON A DAY.
The bike calculator on Nørrebro bridge was busy tonight!
The 2nd busiest cycle route in Copenhagen ( Knippelsbro being the busiest )
TODAY THE COPENHAGEN STREET LIGHTS CAME ON AT 16:18 – the days are getting really short!
Illuminating the capital is the design classic “Copenhagen Lamp” …designed in the early 1970’s at the Copenhagen Stadsarkitekts Studio ( Copenhagen Municipal Architecture Department). The electrical giant, Philips, took the design and put it into mass production, propelling the lamp into every street in Copenhagen.
The lamp is now being replaced by newer energy saving versions…but originals are still in abundance.
The Copenhagen Lamp measures 46 cm. in diameter and 33 cm. in height.
TIVOLI MOUNTAINS ARE MAKING A COME BACK!
When the wooden roller coaster celebrates its 100th anniversary next summer, riders will ride beneath the snowy
peaks that were removed in the 1920s
Tivoli has announced plans for a 35 million restoration of its wooden roller coaster, returning its original alpine-
The roller coaster will be ready for the 2014 summer season and will feature two new mountain peaks and a 20 metre tall waterfall.
November the 5th is traditionally Fireworks night in England ( from where I stem )…….tonight two lions fight it
out at Parken! Let’s hope for fireworks!
TUESDAY, 5TH NOVEMBER, 2013 8:45 PM
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – PARKEN, COPENHAGEN.
THE 9TH ANNUAL NANOWRIMO/KBH SKRIVER WRITING CONTEST.
Paludan Book Cafe and Copenhagen Cultural Network have arranged this month long event.
Write in any language, any genre….all that is required is a 50,000 word novel in 30 days Nov 1-30.
Paludan Bog Cafe in the mornings/evenings to join the write-in.
With scarves and coffee, the lakes amblers vie for space with the runners, even on the greyest of Copenhagen autumnal sundays.
COPENHAGEN STREET FESTIVAL – FUNK STYLE BATTLES AND GRAFFITI TIPS!
The Copenhagen Street Festival, first started in 2007, showcases Copenhagen Street Culture again today!
11:00 – 18:00 Boblehallen / Carlsberg – loads of FREE activities for kids and the young at heart.
IN THE LAND OF THE BEARD, IT’S THE MONTH OF THE MOUSTACHE!
MOVEMBER – is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on the faces of men and busses in Copenhagen and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.