31 October 2014

Well done, October

Tonight we are tucking October in. Clocks are turned back, trees are changing colors, slowly balding and the sun is playing hard to get. The pedal boats go into hibernation and the lakes are returned to the few remaining swans. It is nature's turn to roam, and it is a generous creature.

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Trees and pockets of nature are so important in the city, even when we are not aware of the effect, it is still there. But it helps to know, so you can fully appreciate them.

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Below poplar trees seen through a grimy skylight. Like too many other Copenhagen trees, these are endangered by construction plans and a new tile square.

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If there is any sanity, these trees and the rest of them on this lot, are spared and included in the new design. Can you believe the city planners here? I suspect they all live outside the city, with plenty of nature, and no concept of just how scarce and precious trees and even the smallest pockets of nature, are to us.

The cafe by the lakes are making changes, first we got the big pedal boat swans, and now he built a roof for the deck. I inspected it from all angles, before approaching for the final shot.

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Major guilt trip when the swans use precious energy to approach you, and all you have is an inedible camera. I apologized, of course.

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Happy to see it's done in taste.

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The lakes are on the fast track to becoming the riviera of Copenhagen. City planning and permissions should be handled with the utmost care, if this is not to get out of hand. No horrible mistakes seem to be in the making since we stopped the bunkers and the old trees on the bridge corners, from being demolished. But we urgently need someone to care for the wildlife on the lakes, especially the swans, still hanging in even if their numbers are dwindling.

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Happy hibernation, boys. 

Copenhagen tonight <3

Well done, October.


2 comments:

  1. You had me at the Irma Chicken..... Miss this city so much but so happy that you are taking good care of it! xox

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  2. I know how you feel, I have the same with two other cities so close to my heart, that it hurts to watch them from a distance. One I get to visit once in a while. Paris <3

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