10 October 2014

On the move

We're getting to that time of year where seasons click and the weather can't seem to figure out if it wants to be warm or cold. Today, there's a distinct chill in the air and the sky is crisp and colourful. Yesterday, it rained, but was lukewarm. I'm running around doing lots of things, enjoying having lots of things to do, but also really enjoying those small windows of relaxing. I guess I can say, welcome to adult life.
Sunday afternoon, I attended a free tour of the new developing area of Copenhagen, Nordhavn (North Harbour). I met up with Tine, Luna and Jeppe and walked around for a good two hours looking at a construction site and imagining that new part of the city. It's strange to think it will be done when I'm in my 40s or 50s....
Our guide, Jørn, was amazing, full of warmth and funny comments.
These two old silos have been converted into office space as one of the first projects in Nordhavn. I must admit that despite everybody loving it, I'm not quite convinced. Maybe it's because I have an ingrown despise for new stuff...
The area's existing buildings are much nicer.
So, imagine this as a futuristic heaven?
On Monday, I went for lunch in Torvehallerne, and I love this grey building on Israels Plads (another part of town that's one big construction site...)
After work, I met up with Ilenia for a coffee. She was in town for a few days from Berlin and it was so great meeting her in person - we've been Instagram friends for a while. I had a little whiff from Berlin and we shared a nomad soul that was kind of nice. Good to hear I'm not the only one constantly on the move.
On Wednesday, I returned to Torvehallerne for lunch. It took me so much effort to walk by Coffee Collective without buying something (I had already had too much coffee...)

05 October 2014

A week gone by

So, another week flew by. I am running around doing all sorts of things, so there's not much time for blogging. Hope you'll bear with me... Here's some of what I've been up to:
Tuesday, it rained practically all day. I met with Kathrine after work for a hasty dinner before going to see the new Ekstra Bladet documentary along with other journalists.
The film was really interesting, and afterwards we were joined by the director of the film and the editor of Ekstra Bladet for a Q&A round.
On Wednesday, I went to Statens Museum for Kunst to see the new Elmgreen & Dragset exhibition with AnCa. We took lots of selfies and had a blast, as always.
Saturday's breakfast was magic; bathed in sharp autumn sunlight, I had avocado on toast, coffee, and read Politiken's culture section from cover to cover.
Later, I walked down to Guldbergsgade where Iben and Ulrik had a stall at the little flea market. We had some great laughs, and Ulle and I went to the new Mirabelle for a very pricy coffee and some ooh'ing and ahh'ing over the furniture and the floor.
Nørrebro is so pretty.
La scène du jour.
It was so great walking home in the sun with music in my ears.
As the night grew dark, I went to Madklubben for dinner with the brothers.
Later, we had beers at Din Nye Ven. Sølve and NP looked rather skeptical, but I think they were just posing for the camera, because off camera they were cracking jokes as usual.
AE also posed a bit... Apparently he only knows one face?
I wished I could take home that red lamp...

30 September 2014

Life lately

So, having a full time job makes your blog suffer. I have long overdue glimpses to share, glimpses of a life that is pretty good right now. I had forgotten how amazingly fulfilling it is to have a purpose with your day: going to work, doing stuff, familiarizing myself with my metier. Not that freelancing hasn't been good, it's just been different and I needed change despite not knowing it myself. Copenhagen is growing into autumn and it's both nice and sad saying goodbye to summer. Summer was good this year, but luckily I have equally good things coming up, and I'm just generally enjoying life.
I like watching the rooftops from my window at work. Especially when the sun casts its shadows over the bricks and splashes of green.
From the small kitchen there's a view to Christiansborg.
One night, roomie Kathrine - who is by the way an excellent chef, lucky me! - made risotto.
Last weekend, I met Christoffer for brunch at Taxa (Hørsholmsgade 32, Nørrebro). How photogenic it was, and what a great way to wake up on a Saturday.
The next day I made brunch myself as I had had the youngest brother spending the night in the ghetto. For Sunday brunch, we invited over the eldest brother and his girlfriend.
Sunday night was spent with Kristiane. We did a little shopping and had burgers at Sporvejen after a walk around the cool, empty city as the light grew dark.
I love the colours of Gråbrødretorv.
On Monday, I took a walk around my old hood in Inner Nørrebro. I am addicted to the long lines of the city's streets. And I think autumns' grey skies make for great photo light.
On Thursday, I had coffee outside with Klaudia. I managed to take this disastrous shot of Elmegade in late afternoon sun - and Klaudia's head...
This Saturday, I met up with Luna, the author of 'Bag De Gule Gardiner', a book about Nørrebro's bodegas. I photographed her for a project I will unveil soon, and she ended up also photographing me.
We walked around the Kapelvej kiez looking for cool photo spots, and we stumbled into this quaint backyard where we both proclaimed we wanted to live. I love those hidden gems (and industrial buildings).
At night, I had whisky drinks with AnCa, Kirstine and Kathrine at Din Nye Ven (Sankt Peders Stræde 34, Indre By). On Sunday, I discovered that three (3!) drinks equal a nasty headache when you're at the tender age of 26. Thank god I still have some strong aspirins left from Berlin...
Yesterday morning began with this foggy light on my morning commute along Nørrebrogade. I really really miss the empty bike lanes in Berlin. Copenhagen has far too many cyclists and I loathe those long bike snail trails.
The night ended in inner city with a walk along the empty streets where we passed this old one, the politicians' favourite watering hole...