Did I mention that everything in Copenhagen is under construction or being renovated at the moment? It seems very uncoordinated to me. This would be the perfect time to call all creative minds, and try to come up with a couple of winning construction site solutions that could even inspire other big cities. Vertical gardens? Trompe l'oeil effects? Inviting children, street artists or entire neighborhoods to embellish their local eyesore? I would love to see the city employ an aesthete, not a desk jockey, but an actual field person. Someone who could not only point out the violations to the human eye, but also come up with simple solutions on how to improve things (and I am not talking about another advertising banner cover up, here). I understand that looking good may not be the main priority for the entrepreneurs, but that does not mean that things should just be left the way they are.
The other day I passed yet another construction site in the centre of the city, and I nearly fell off my bike. It was beautiful. So beautiful that I had to dismount and spend the next twenty minutes taking pictures of every little detail.
This masterpiece is by the scaffolder F.M. Stilladsservice. Have you ever seen anyone take such pride in scaffolding before? I am blown away!