COPENHAGEN (PART I).

Two weeks ago I went to Copenhagen with a friend. I`ve never been there before, so I was very excited to discover this city.

I have to say that February isn`t the best month to do a city trip, because it`s very cold, nobody`s outside and it`s getting dark early. Fortunately we had good weather, well let`s say the sun was there but it was very windy and cold! Our favorite place was always inside of a cafe! And Copenhagen has lots of cute cafes, which was amazing! But more about these in another post.

Let`s get some impressions from Copenhagen!

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When you think of Copenhagen, or let`s say when I thought of Copenhagen, I always had this last picture on my mind: colorful houses, creeks and boats. I thought THIS was Copenhagen. Colorful houses like in Stockholm and creeks like in Amsterdam. I thought Copenhagen was a mix of these two cities. But I have to disappoint you… There is just one little street that looks like this! At least for me that was rather disappointing!

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Furthermore they say that Copenhagen is THE city for architecture enthusiasts. So I had very high expectations! Unfortunately a lot is still in the construction phase. In 2020 they want to finish the modern part of Copenhagen, Ørestad. There is a lot more to come! And once they are finished, I`m surely going back!

In the picture below you can see the opera house by Henning Larsen. A very interesting building with one of the most modern stages on earth!

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Ørestad is a part of Copenhagen that is a city within a city. It has a university, school, student house, apartments, office buildings and shops. It`s an architect`s dream! Everything is newly planned, both urban development and buildings. I love the fact that they work a lot with water and bridges. Like this they build a friendly space that surely gets used a lot in summer. But also in winter, it untightens the urbanistic atmosphere.

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The picture above shows the facade of a student home called Tietgenkollegiet. The architects are Lundgaard and Tranberg. It has the form of a circle and in the middle there is a green courtyard that can be used by all the students. It`s a special example of a building that manages to establish communication between its inhabitants.

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And that`s it for today! I`ll show you more pictures of my Copenhagen trip soon. So stay tuned!

I would love to hear if you have been to Copenhagen! What did you like the most? Were there some things you would like to recommend?

Love, Caroline ♥

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