When the roof started leaking back in the 1990s, the inhabitants of two houses in Birkegade decided to build a huge roof terrace. It took ten years just to get the paperwork straight, but last year the terrace was finally ready. Ever since I heard about it, I have been aching to see it, but it's a private area. To gain access you would have to butter up someone holding a key, and I'm guessing that they are worn out by that request already.
But a giant roof terrace with an open air kitchen, a hilly garden and a couple of sundecks? This is like saying there is a cure for the winter blues, and then withholding the medication. I just know that my life would be better if I had access to a view of the sunset every once in a while. When I was invited to see the terrace, I jumped at the chance, and it was almost too much to take in, in just one visit. It was only when I began stitching the pictures together that I realized this had been my first unobstructed 360 degree panoramic view of Copenhagen. A maiden voyage.
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The viewing platform:
... looking down:
The combination of a skyline and wild flowers gets to me. Is it not the most beautiful thing you have ever seen? Just when you thought you couldn't possibly love this city more...
For your viewing pleasure, more pictures and an extra large panoramic view on flickr.
The terrace on the architecture website Copenhagen X.