Copenhagen Denmark's capital is a cool city! On the seafront, on a human scale, between tradition and modernity she appreciates smoothly, and its inhabitants are there in his image, cool!. Nicknamed the Southern North by its neighbors Sweden and Norway has that little something extra, both discreet and open, reserved and radiant, humble but aware of its value, friendly and curious, who sprinkled with a touch of humor "Danish" remains seriously without taking themselves too seriously!
For more www.visitdenmark.fr is very complete and modern ... so nice!
1) A city where one is happy
Did you know that according Malene Rydhal, Danish installed in France by love, Danes are happy to ... 10 reasons to discover in his book published by Grasset.
To Sille Lundquist, founder of an exotic concept breakout coaching Nordic, happiness Danish involves a wellness to grow ... to discover on his website www.beinghuman.dk ,.
2) A city waterfront
Copenhagen has the charm of cities surrounded by water and covered channels. Between land and sea is enjoying its ports during boat trips and the charms of its docks and beaches.
the port in the old historic district boatmen Nyhavn
View from the new Opera House in Copenhagen Amalienborg Palace, the Palace of the Royal family in the city.
A bridge Copenhagen, original and modern
A traditional fishing boat in a small port near Copenhagen
3) A town in which to stroll and linger
In several places of the city is in flank wide streets lined with shops, cafes, art galleries and vintage shops. It is easy to move there on foot, bike, stroller, in old neighborhoods like Kongens nytorv, Pistolstraede, Kronprinsensgade, Vesterbrogade but also in new arty neighborhoods in Norrebro (Ravnsborgadde, Elmegade and jeagersborgadde) and Vestrebro (Istedgade and Vaernedamsvej) etc ..;
Between cafes, shops and restaurants is it basks in the Danish, even outdoors at the slightest ray of sunshine, with plaid blanket on the feet and the children in the pram outside ... there is trust!
The front of a hairdresser whose pinup me downright cracked
A lighting shop in a semi pedestrian street very Nordic
A rickshaw exotic as a seat in front of a cafe downtown
Countless bikes ... to move
Here and there the cozy cafés
An adorable crockery shop and a tattoo artist at the same time! in the new district of Norrebro!
And as soon as the sun comes out, even if it's cool, Café or drink outside with required coverage!
4) A gourmet city
The Danes like to eat ... food from all countries, but obviously seafood, and finally cracked their Smorrebrod the Danish traditional snack, a slice of black bread with over herring and full other delicious things. This improved slice serves them breakfast or lunch and eat on the run with delight.
They kept the backdrop of the old butchers (Kødbyen) but the place teeming with trendy restaurants turned into trendy meeting of Danish youth
A great burgers address, the Burger Joint
Another friendly restaurants and full of young old meat markets
One of Danish beer Tuborg
A range of delicious Smorrebrods in the covered market Torverhallerne
Bicycle parking in front of the beautiful covered market of 2500 m2 and its delicacies Torvehallerne
Danish cod, freshly out of the strait between Sweden and Copenhagen
A Danish fish with a lot of smoked fish, with different ways of smoking them, and also the eggs of fish and all kinds of herring
5) A city or the design is everywhere
Design Capital, Denmark charms us with its top designers and all its Scandinavian design brands (but shhh, I will prepare a special post about Danish design every day!)!
But what we see in Copenhagen is that the design is part of everyday Danish ... it is everywhere, restaurant, university, home, small or not, but as doctor, post office or newsagent!
the sea view from the Museum of Modern Art of Louisiana, which mixes nature, art, architecture and design ... obligatory passage by this beautiful museum every angle www.louisiana.dk
The classic Arne Jacobsen Ant chairs, as usual in homes, in restaurants or canteens, here that of Louisiana
Even the decor of cafet the modern art museum Louisiana is worth it! Dailleurs Danish accustomed to go there with family for breakfast or brunch!
As a Scandinavian living room, but in the Hall of University Library
Foam Design round seat that invites conversation, the University of the library hall
Even the acoustic boxes are installed so as Mondrian paintings by jean Nouvel in its concert hall
A box seat selected by jean Nouvel for the Concert Hall waiting area
Unavoidable Poulsen this suspension is either basic Danish interior
Even the church chairs were "designated" Scandinavian!
6) A city proud of its history
An attraction always appreciated Danish and tourists, the Changing of the Guard at Fredensborg Palace
The castle of Frederiksborg, a magnificent Renaissance castle, built by the famous kings of Denmark, Christian IV www.dnm.dk
The castle of Kronborg worth a visit for its architecture but also because it is the castle where Shakespeare had Hamlet installed www.kronborg.dk (thank you to our host for Soren majestically took the pose)
Norwegian statues of Fredensborg park, a gift from Norway to the Danish royal family
7) A city with wellness secrets
One of the well-being of the Danish secret to staying fit, and 7 to 77 years or more, the swim ... rain, snow, ice, sale or bright sunshine, good morning the Danish and Danish barely raised will survey these small wooden bridges to the end to it once and undress naked, down the ladder, make a splash in the water to 2 degrees then quickly back and dress again !!!!
A boost that Dixit our Danish friends, is ideal for excellent energy throughout the day!
A small wooden bridge
Booths for undressing, cozy and comfortable
The arms of the swimming club
access to the small wooden bridge
Cups regulars with their nicknames, for those who come to warm up after the ice bath in this county and friendly cabin!
8) A city where Protestantism is modest and generous
Not suelement churches are beautiful and simple, but pastors, men and women are funny, generous and young ... children and teenagers are running through their courses in theology, catechism ... where we see them laugh and frolic ... what can they so to say? ...
not understanding the language I can just add that it makes you want!
Magnificent architecture bricks and giant suspensions of the Protestant church Vangedekirk.dk
The pulpit of the church Vangedekirk, étonnnante, behind which sits within a picture, our hostess, eminent linguist and Emeritus, Lita Lundquist!
The front of the Kirk Grundtvigs any brick expressionist style
stairs as a Lego building within the Grundtvigs kirke
The sublime vault of Grundtvigs Kirk
9) A town or modern architecture is having a field day
The last work of Laurence Cossé is a must read: because it retraces and explores as an exciting novel construction of the great arch of Defense in Paris, a project by the great Danish architect Johan Otto Van Spreckelsen a book ... to find out how France has close involvement with denmark and how architecture is a highlight of Danish!
On the edge of a canal, architecture House ... an exhibition, interventions and exchanges
On another side of a canal, the Royal Danish Opera on the shore was designed by Henning larsen www.kglteater.dk
The turning of "a street, a urinal revisited version arch design
Best known for designing the Sydney Opera House, Jorn Utzon is a Danish architect who explored architectural tracks in the 60 remaining innovative.
Haven of peace in harmony with nature, the architectural Jorn Utzon housing complex in Fredensborg, of landscape compositions that meet specific principles, separation of traffic systems, assembly units formed by the addition of houses, and nature as a central element of the complex. (Www.rest-frendensborhusene.dk)
The architecture in the basement in a former marine basin by the amazing BIG Denmark Maritime Museum in the port of Elsinore, www.mfs.dk
Surprising the removable front textile royal blue shutters Jean Nouvel for his symphonic concert hall www. drkoncerthuset.dk
inside the Concert Hall by Jean Nouvel
The decor of the lobby of the university campus on the island of Amager, with lighting design and open spaces for the enjoyment of Danish students
In the University District, the dormitory for students www.tietenkollegiet.dk designed on a Chinese model with 7 floors, 360 rooms, with each floor public spaces and cafeterias.
The faculty of sciences and digital, in the Campus universities
A revisited HLM, VM Mountain, 80 residences with lush terraces, by the giants of architecture www.big.dk
For fun ! selfie a little in the dark ...
The housing concept 8Tallet imagined by the architects www.big.dk, which reproduces the form of 8!
A Highway 8
10) A city or we would finish
I completely fell for their cemeteries, landscaping, architected, they give way to simplicity and emotion ... .without uniformity or contest massive rectangular headstones and cold!
these graves-were the next to the Soborg Kirk ... I want the same in France!