18 August 2011

High times

As part of a new routine I am going to Vesterbro every day to get high. I never thought it would happen to me, but now that it has, I only wish that it did a long time ago. Seriously people, why did no one tell me that exercising feels so damn good? The stupid stress is backing off just a little, the headaches are gone and I feel goooood. High, I tell you. And as a bonus (one of many), I am rediscovering Vesterbro in a rare daytime version. It is only a comfortable 15 minute ride from my home, so how come it is so different? Copenhagen.. I am beginning to realize that no matter how long and hard I look, there will always be more.

 
   



You ain't seen nothing yet..

(Service announcement: the mosaique is on the corner of Oehlenschlægersgade and Kaalundsgade on Vesterbro)

9 comments:

  1. Hmmm, det lyder da ikke så tosset. Hvor er du begyndt henne, om man må spørge?

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  2. Det er en optur uden ende. Jeg sender dig lige et link.

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  3. Quote Sandra:

    "Copenhagen.. I am beginning to realize that no matter how long and hard I look, there will always be more."

    This is exactly what I'm saying! Copenhagen is for me like a big old box found in the attic, full of lovely, exciting, magic crap you never get enough of :P

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  4. Hi Martin,

    how cosy that you see it the same way! It is not even that big a city, but there are so many layers and corners and back yards. I love magic crap. :D

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  5. i love vesterbro :) and this crazy place is a block from where i live...i'm glad it's making you happy! x

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  6. I have never seen this corner of the city either! Wonderful mosaics (especially), can you lift the veil as to where this building is? :-)

    Btw, if you like New York I saw an amazing documentary yesterday about a guy in New York, Clayton Patterson, who has been photographing and filming the gentrification of the south part of Manhattan since 1979 till today - they include a lot of his footage and interview a lot of people. Punks, drags, hobos and other colorful personages mostly :)
    One of them is 'The Mosaic Man' who decorates buildings and sidewalks with his mosaics.
    That's why I thought I should include this link in this post.
    It's a five star documentary which I urge you to watch free for yourself, here:

    http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/captured/

    To the Copenhageners: Galore 2011 is taking place in Valby Kulturhus this weekend, (also free) with loads of artists, djs and graffiti crews from all over Europe.

    More info here:
    http://www.galorecph.dk

    Enjoy, and have a great weekend!
    /D.

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  7. Just looked closer and I can see the street sign saying Kaalundsgade :-) so that solved itself.

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  8. Hi Drumstick,

    thank you so much for the documentary link, I love that stuff. And I think I have some old shots somewhere of the work of the Mosiac Man. It must be some of my first street art photography.

    And it is funny because I just read about the Galore thing today, I am considering checking it out. And I also have to go see the outdoor street art show in Køge. So much to do..

    A great weekend to you too :-)

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  9. Hi Carling, it is making me happy, all of it. And although I am married to Nørrebro, I also understand why people love Vesterbro, it has its moments too. :D

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