10 May 2013

Mmmmmagnolia

One day I will get one of those phones, smart and made out of glass. And then I will start making weird apps for Copenhagen, like the one mapping the scents of the city. In spring, it will glow like crazy at this corner, where the magnolia tree is the first to bloom, and all too quickly cover the ground in a blanket of cream and pink leaves. Maybe the phone will even make a subtle mmmmmmm-sound, to remind you to stop and take in the magnolias, while they last.

Magnolias

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On the corner of Østerfarimags Gade and Gothersgade. Approximately here (map).

18 comments:

  1. We have a whole bunch of Magnolia (and Cherry) trees in our new neighborhood, it was so beautiful this spring!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/poetas/8666112191/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/poetas/8666111587/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/poetas/8666113485/

    Also, if I lived in Copenhagen, I would definitely buy that App.

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    1. You are way ahead of us, I think. We are just getting around to those temperatures now. And now you make me want to create that app, haha.

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  2. So lovely! You can almost smell them from here :)

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    1. Mmmmm so fragrant, I should stop by there every day, while they are out. :-)

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  3. I stopped at this one a couple of days ago and beheld it with awe. It does that every year, that magnolia. Fabulous.

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    1. Intoxicating. I'm glad you are enjoying it too, live.

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  4. I lived in Copenhagen for a year, in an apartment very close to that street, in Stockholmsgade. It made me so happy when I saw the picture of the petals in the ground to be able to recognize the street even if it was blurry... How many times I biked along that street!!
    I love your work in this blog. Thanks to you, I can still feel connected to the city somehow (even when I'm not living in Denmark anymore) because I know what is going on around there and how the city looks like right now, like a small window to my beloved Copenhagen! Thank you SO much :)

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    1. Oh, you have no idea how happy it makes me to hear that. I know exactly how you feel, and I am glad that the pictures that I take, matters like that to someone out there. So thank you for letting me know, you really made my day. :-)

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  5. I have a big magnolia in my garden, just by my window. I love it.

    And kissmama on the bike, so cool! Kissmama was invited to "invade" my workplace, so now I have a nice one just by my office door, I love it! She scattered these little guys everywhere in the building so it's like a treasure hunt to try spot them all. But on a bike, that's pretty cool too! Moving urban art!

    By the way, i'd like to thank you for the nice post about "cykling under adler". Thanks to you, I got to know about this so nice initiative and had my first ride with Ole and sweet people from Kærbo house today. It was lovely and I got to practice a bit my Danish! Mange tak!

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    1. Wow, I am so glad that you got to meet Ole and take the ride, it is a real boost of positive energy, isn't it? I need to join them for a ride soon again, I think.

      Now that you mention it, street art on bikes really is moving art, haha. I have a small Obey sticker too, that I peeled off a traffic pole, back when he was in town. That is how I get most my sticker pimping done.

      Selv tak for den fine kommentar. :-)

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  6. Jeg vil gerne bo inde i første billede!

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    1. Åh, ja. En drømmetræhytte i et evigtblomstrende magnolia træ.

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  7. Hi Sandra. Thanks for bigging up all great things Copenhagen!

    If you or your readership should be interested, we have some great pages on Copenhagen on our portal: http://www.visitdenmark.com/copenhagen

    We're looking forward to your next post already!

    Regards,

    VisitDenmark

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    1. Hi VisitDenmark,

      It is my pleasure. I have already left a link to your Copenhagen chapter on the Visiting Copenhagen page (link). :-)

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  8. Love the idea of your app! Since spring arrived in Vienna you can find me with my nose in every flower i come across, i just love all the scents popping out!

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    1. Mmm, this is the best time. For the eyes too, after all this grey and dullness. And I can't wait for the lilacs to bloom. That app would be so great, you could plan little scented trips, and people could contribute to it, and upload secret locations.

      Keep sniffing. :D

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  9. Next time the magnolia season come around, do yourself a favour and drop by the Niels Bohr Institute. The institue is housed in fairly dull buildings, arranged around smallish courtyards. The courtyard closest to Trianglen along Blegdamsvej has a bunch of magnolia trees, and when the season hits - well, it's just wonderful.

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    1. Ah, that goes straight on my scent-map now, thank you very much. The magnolia tree looks so naked now, how I miss the bloom. Fortunately we are approaching lilac season. :-)

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