It is tourist season in Copenhagen, and at the same time 40 percent of Danes are on vacation, making for an odd change of atmosphere. The pace is different, and everywhere I look I see people wandering with maps. I am touched that they like my city enough to go here in their free time spending their hard-earned cash, but I can't help but wonder if it meets the expectations. Copenhagen by tourist bus... I don't know.
And the weather... don't get me started, what an insult. The evenings are cold the days are mostly wet, and grey at best. I'm trying real hard to not let it affect me, but it is taking its toll. As always it helps seeing things through a lens, these guys are at display at the Government Square. The Balancing Act is a campaign by the UN for the education of sustainable development. Remember the hovering Obama from the COP15 climate talks? They are made by the same sculptor Jens Galschiøt.
I circled them for nearly half an hour, and it was almost like they were changing their poses for me.
Mid shoot a tourist bus pulled up, releasing a fresh batch of visitors. It was the oddest feeling standing among them taking pictures of my own city, knowing that none of us probably got nowhere near the same view of Copenhagen, or The Balancing Act.