Postcards from Copenhagen

Another week, and another destination. This time we’re virtually landing in Copenhagen, one of the cities I definitely wouldn’t mind living in at least for some time. For the five years, I lived in London, I always found cheap flights to the Nordic capitals. Of course, whilst the flights were cheap, the destination is amongst the most expensive ones in Europe… so my stay lasts simply for three days maximum. A shame for sure… especially for a city such as Copenhagen, with so much to see and do. And especially when you’re unlucky with the weather.

I considered Copenhagen to be the cosiest capital of the Nordics. I loved how vibrant the city was, full of young and healthy-looking people, great food and lots of cultures. The air is so clean, maybe because so many of its inhabitants cycle everywhere. Plus everyone seemed to speak perfect English, which is obviously a plus.

I visited the city with a friend back in 2018, end of August (article here). While we were fortunate with the weather in the first 2 days, on the last day of our trip is was pouring hard for the whole day. We then decided to visit the Rosenborg Castle and taking advantage of any openings to absorb the life of the main commercial street Strøget. Here are some of my favourite shots from the trip.

The entrance to the Tivoli Gardens, Denmark’s Disneyland. If you have time, please do visit. It’s a lovely place to have some fun and I quite liked it. I could even feed birds and fishes which is one of my favourite random things to do while in parks. I wrote a full post about the Tivoli Gardens that you can find here.
Not Japan, unfortunately. It is inside the Tivoli Gardens, and it’s such a beautiful scenery, don’t you think?
Nyhavn, the famous canal of Copenhagen, and can you believe these crowds? Of course back in 2018 there wasn’t a virus or anything… but now looking at this photo, it actually gave me anxiety
I loved the colourful buildings of Copenhagen.
A very gothic church, to my liking.
Just another canal view. I really liked the strong colours all around the city. It made even the greyer days look much brighter.
This is in Kastellet, a military fortress still in operation today. So I’m not much of a supporter of military, and typically find these places quite boring. But even this was colourful, like I was inside a Wes Anderson film.
Rosenborg Castle in our last gloomy day in the city
The famous statue of the Little Mermaid. An absolutely abhorrent tale, if you want to know my opinion. I mean, who would give up living under the sea? And for a man? Come on. This tale is pure cruelty.

That is all for today, hope you enjoyed this pics. Have you visited Copenhagen? If not, is it on your list? Would love to hear your thoughts, as always.

Love, Nic

6 thoughts on “Postcards from Copenhagen

  1. You’re right about the colourful buildings – love it! And the view of the Rosenborg Castle is just beautiful.
    We have not visited Copenhagen before, but hey, if the opportunity comes up, we will not say no 👍🏻.

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  2. Ever since I read Hygge : A Celebration of Simple Pleasures. Living the Danish Way by Charlotte Abrahams, I wanted to visit Denmark and its beautiful cities. I would love to visit Copenhagen, too as it is the perfect city to discover modern architecture and urban spaces. Cheers and have a good day. Aiva 🙂 xxx

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    1. That book has been on my list for a while! I do like the hygge way of living, or at least, of thinking about living. I hope you can visit one day, you’ll definitely love it!

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