Walking around Copenhagen

Raghuraman

Written by Raghuraman

10 Feb 2016

I spent the last week in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. In Sweden, Copenhagen is often referred to as the gateway to Europe. There is a distinct difference between cities in mainland Europe and Scandinavian cities, and I must say I did feel like Copenhagen was a bit of a transition. Copenhagen had a wide range as a city. There were really old, beautiful yet run rundown buildings. As soon as we looked at it, we whispered that there is no way such beautiful buildings would be in that kind of a condition in Sweden. They would have been better taken care of. Then there were really modern buildings, and the odd Soviet style massive featureless blocks of concrete as well. And there there was Christania. As soon as we entered, it felt like it was made in someone’s dreams. An house made of window frames, colorful paintings of absurd things greeted us. It was also very littered and super dirty. I really enjoyed my visit to Copenhagen and hope to visit again soon. Below are some pictures from my visit.

Quite a common sight to watch parents bike their kids to school before heading off to work.
Quite a common sight to watch parents bike their kids to school before heading off to work.
Why cant all cities be this colourful!
Why cant all cities be this colourful!
Tightly squeezed, slightly uneven cute building
Tightly squeezed, slightly uneven cute building
Still found some Christmas spirit in the center of the city
Still found some Christmas spirit in the center of the city
We walked to work everyday. It took us around 25 mins from our Airbnb and was quite a beautiful walk
We walked to work everyday. It took us around 25 mins from our Airbnb and was quite a beautiful walk through the center of the city
Typical day at work, as furniture was still being moved in
Typical day at work, as furniture was still being moved in
This was the view outside the place I went to work. I loved the colours on the building, the uneven plastering made it look like a watercolor painting. I could watch it for hours!
This was the view outside the place I went to work. I loved the colours on the building, the uneven plastering made it look like a watercolor painting. I could watch it for hours!
Old man walking on the street
Old man walking on the street
Some kind of a housing for the workforce from a couple of centuries back
Some kind of a housing for the workforce from a couple of centuries back
The most famous touristy place and the face of Copenhagen on postcards
The most famous touristy place and the face of Copenhagen on postcards
Some residential houses by the water in Copenhagen.
Some residential houses by the water in Copenhagen.
Typical houses in Christiania - love the murals, so dreamyy
Typical houses in Christiania – love the murals, so dreamyy
Typical houses in Christiania
Typical houses in Christiania
Some kinda modern duck right?
Some kinda modern duck right? Also a nice difference between the different kinds of buildings on display

Well, that’s about it. Was a lovely trip, I thought. I’m always surprised by how much small cities have to offer. Copenhagen has a population of like 600,000 people, yet had a vibrant city life and a sense of coziness to it.

Raghuraman

Written by Raghuraman

10 Feb 2016