15 November 2014

Five!

Classic Copenhagen turns five today, can you believe it? I know some of you have been along from the early years, and I also know that many of you have a special bond with Copenhagen. Some of you live here, some of you used to live here, maybe for work or studies, and now stay in touch with Copenhagen through my blog. I wish I could have you all over for birthday cake and red soda. 

Instead, I will let you decide a spot in Copenhagen that you would like me to photograph for you, and make a post about it. Maybe a place that holds a special meaning, or just a view of Copenhagen from a certain building, or a place you would like to visit, if you were here. Your wish is my command. Just leave your instructions in the comments section, where and why, and I will pick at least one. Are you game?

Birthday cake for Classic Copenhagen
Happy birthday, sweet blog!


 

43 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!
    I loved our stay in Copenhagen! I wish we could return. The food was amazing. The city is beautiful. I love that a tourist could walk everywhere!

    ps. also loved your thrift stores.

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  2. Cheers to another 5 years!!! Hip Hip Hurray!

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    1. Thank you, Shannon. : )

      Now that you mention it, we do have a decent thrift store scene. You should aim for the flea markets, if you stop by again.

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  3. Oooh, thanks for the invite. There *is* a place in Copenhagen that I find absolutely amazing for reasons of light and architecture, but unfortunately absolutely no justice is done to it. It's a place I could easily see open doored cafés, and people on their way to work having a quick cortado, or in the afternoon, people milling around having a glass of wine standing up around tables like they do in Southern Europe. But for some reason, it's neglected, just a place people breeze through. Jorck's Passage.

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    1. Ah Jennie, you are right! Jorck's Passage is overlooked. I even sort of forgot about it myself, maybe because there are stairs and I am always on my bike. In the old days, when I spent more time wandering the inner city (where did all the cosy shops go?), this was a favorite spot of mine.

      Good suggestion, thank you for playing. <3

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    2. One of my favorite blogs ever. Happy birthday! I enjoy the images, tones and your thoughts and feelings. I find you capture so many of the varying puzzles and joys of Copenhagen. We have just moved after 4 years in Copenhagen and it holds a dear place in our hearts.
      I would love to vote for the lights in windows of apartments throughout Copenhagen. Often when biking home from work through the small streets when it was dark and grey out. I love seeing the windows with light and the small displays there. It always helped in the cold and the darkness.

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    3. Ooh, that is a great idea, I love the lights too. Funny how they work the same for me, without me knowing it. Now I will pay extra attention. Taking pictures of people's windows is always tricky because you don't want to invade anyone's privacy, but on the other hand, often it is a full show, with little statues and decorations facing the street, giving the impression they don't mind an audience. I will definitely go window hunting now. :D

      It makes me so happy to hear from you, and know that there are someone reading along, on the other side. Thank you for that. : )

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    4. Yes, key to respect privacy :) I agree, but I do love how everyone expresses themselves. Shops do it too, maybe easier to take images.

      Thank you!

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  4. High five<3 thank you for: lovely pictures, unexpected angels and for putting up important fights<3<3<3 Happy birthday and many happy returns<3 Muttilove

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    1. Oh Muttilove, thank you for letting me know that you are out there. : )

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  5. I have been visiting Copenhagen since about 1970. The place I always pass through is the central station København H. It would be nice to see a post about this. The kiosks have changed but the roof remains the same! I was sad to see the night train service has ended. I remember catching night trains from here to Hoek van Holland and cities in Scandinavia and Europe. Whichever place you choose for your post I look forward to seeing it. Cheers! Tim

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    1. Hi Tim,

      That was a good one! It really is missing from the big picture, I need to get to work on that. : ) I always feel a little intimidated by the Central Station, but the ceiling and the old details inside and out really are special. Strange, that they don't highlight the old parts more.

      You are not the only one sad about the passing of night trains, there have been petitions to keep them around, but Germany is discontinuing the important connecting parts. A real pity for the environment. Maybe they will wise up eventually? The rails are not going anywhere..

      Thank you for playing along on the big occasion.

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  6. Tillykke! Tillykke! Tillykke! Kagemand for all! :)

    You know my weakness ;) Anything to do with Irma chicken, the lakes or street shots...

    Fabulous Sunday to you xox

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    1. Mange tak, Celena. : )

      I know the Irma chicken is your weakness, we share that one, so fear no shortage of Irma neon here.

      Thank you for the kagemand. <3

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  7. Til lykke til lykke! Jeg boede kort tid i København, men blev hurtigt forelsket i den by. Nu følger jeg med her fra Italien. Fortsat god vind!

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    1. Hej Kirsten, Italien, siger du? Det må være dig der har solen så. Hils den og sig at jeg dør uden. : ) Og tak for fine lykønskninger.

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  8. Happy Birthday from Toronto!
    I dream of visiting Copenhagen some day and your blog always reminds me why.

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    1. Thank you Lin. : ) I dream of visiting Toronto. True story, haha.

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  9. Happy birthday! I'm so glad I found you.

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    1. Thank you Jane, I am really happy that you found me too.

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  10. Tillykke med 5 års fødselsdagen! :-)
    Hvor er det en god idé, at give dine læsere muligheden for at vælge spots i København, som du kan fotografere. Du tager nogle vidunderlige billeder af byen uanset.
    Jeg har ikke umiddelbart nogle forslag men holder meget af alt, du viser :-)
    Tak fordi du kæmper for byens træer.

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    1. Mange tak for de søde ord, Lone. Ville ønske at jeg kunne gøre mere for træerne, hver gang de tager nogle nye, føles det som et svigt. Men i det mindste kan man skabe opmærksomhed omkring dem, og for hver dag der går, er det som om jeg elsker dem mere. Dejlige træer. : )

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  11. Tillykke med de 5 år! Fast læser her, og så deler vi endda blogfødselsdag. ;-) Et af mine yndlingsspots i Kbh må være Assistensen, og vil elske din fortolkning af den grønne oase.

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    1. Ah, tillykke med din blogfødselsdag også. Sparer op til den helt store Assistenspost, knipser løbende, men mangler at tale med manden derinde der ved alt. : )

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    2. Øj, det vil jeg glæde mig til! :-)

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  12. Happy Birthday "Classic Copenhagen". I discovered your blog in early 2012 when doing research on CPH as we were going to move there for a sabbatical year. I love your "eye" on the city. After much apartment hunting we got a place on the lakes (I'm sure influenced by your photos & my desire to see the sun - when it shines lol) Our view was across to the swan boat cafe! Now back in the mountains of Colorado I seek out your blog whenever I am yearn for my adopted city. My favourite building is the Round Tower - and the vistas across the rooftops, into courtyards - so that's my vote for a post!

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    1. Oh, a lake view apartment? What a perfect place to spend a sabbatical year in Copenhagen. The lakes are a big help when the sun is hiding for weeks in a row, as you probably learned.

      I was recently asked what I would do to improve Copenhagen, if I was given the power, and my answer was: public access roofs. A place to catch the sunset and take in the view of the city. To get that here, you have to know (or be) someone with access to a roof, or pay to enter the Round Tower. The view of Copenhagen is fantastic from that round building, keep an eye out for it here. And say hello to Colorado from me. : )

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    2. Hej Sandra, happy bday to the blog. I don't have a wish regarding a specific spot to blog about, I just love the surprises from your blog :-)

      I totally agree on the public rooftop Spaces, that'd be great. Another alternative to the round Tower (which I haven't tried yet, after 4 years in CPH, shame on me) is the rooftop cafe of the post museum, just 100 meters away. I love the bees flying around during summer. Plus the post museum is free and kinda cool.

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    3. Oh, you really must check out the Round Tower (flat shoes, descending in heels is a nightmare, haha). The cafe has weird hours (or maybe I do) because it is always closed when I am in the mood to check it out. Maybe I have to give it a try soon?

      Thank you for the nice birthday wishes. : )

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  13. Et forsinket tillykke fra mig. Jeg elsker din blog. det ved du.
    Du skal selvfølgelig komme en tur til Sydhavnen og fotografere. Det mest oversete område i København. Du kan starte med Vestre Kirkegaard, bevæge dig til Bavnehøj Allé og videre til Hørdumsgade med de hyggeligste huse. Og så ad Borgbjergvej til Mozarts Plads, Mozartsvej og Karens Minde. Hvis du kommer i sommer, kan du slutte af med kaffe i min kolonihave

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    1. Åh tak, Helle. Det er dejligt at blive mindet om.

      Jeg skal da til Sydhavnen, ved ikke hvorfor det trækker sådan i langdrag. Skal også have taget hul på Amager. Det er jo meningen at du skal vise mig nogle vilde dyr, på fælleden. Det er mørket og krypten der fucker med mig, min energi smuldrer. Måske er en tur på Amager Fælled lige hvad jeg har brug for?

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    2. Ja da. Min yndlingsbeskæftigelse i mørketiden er mørketure på fælleden. Jeg løber helt uden lys. Har en lille cykellygte i hånden, som bliver tændt, hvis jeg møder en cyklist. Men det er fantastisk og magisk at løbe rundt i mørket og støde på tyste dyr.
      Men formiddagsture er med til at skabe lysenergi. Så kom glad!

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  14. Happy birthday! Your blog is truly one of my favorite blogs and I share it with many. I love the angles and thoughts.
    One of my favorite aspects of Copenhagen is the hygge in the windows as the light is changing. There is nothing like biking home in the cold wind and finding light here and there throughout the city.

    Thank you!

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes, I love to hear that you love my blog. It is so good to hear proof of life from the other side of the screen, ha.

      It is true that the light coming from the windows, really carry us through winter. The funny thing is I never really thought about that. How important they are. It is comforting to know that there is life in the dark, and every glimpse of light, even artificial, helps us through the dungeon.

      Thank you for writing to say hello, and for sharing it with others.

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    2. It was my saving grace biking home in the chill. Growing up in Minnesota in the US, we did something similar, always had to put a light in the front window during the long cold winter. I find it so comforting all the different ways people express themselves and that there is a lack of curtains. Nice to see not everyone hiding themselves away.

      My other favorite thing is what my hubby and I call the "Scandy light". Something about the sky when it can come out from the clouds, the combination of light, air and the surrounding sea creates incredible light. It can be early morning, midnight blue, or early afternoon day changing, something about that light. I send my Mom photos and she always recognizes when I am in Scandinavia.

      Please keep capturing! We have now moved to Warsaw and we try and represent with some light in our windows too.

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  15. Congratulations Sandra!!!
    I love your pictures and all the small details you can find in a big city like Copenhagen ;)
    My favourite spot in Copenhagen is not really a specific place, but it is walking along the old bastions in Christianshavn... But it is something more for spring or summer.

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    1. Yay thank you Svea! I will check out the old bastions on a sunny day (if they will ever return). It has been a while since I took a walk in Christianshavn. : )

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  16. Teebirkes. A post on teebirkes will make me smile big time!

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    1. I never eat those. Now I have to. :D

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    2. With a bit of salted butter. Yummie!

      Coffee from Coffee Collective with a Teebirkes from Meyers Bageri across the street!

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    3. Ok. What I wrote just yet but disappeared mysteriously. In '94 I worked at Kontrapunkt, a design studio, as an intern. Christians Brygge 28. With a view on what is now Danhostel. Not an interesting place at all ;-D


      I lived on Amar and many of my friends and colleague were like... huh?? What are you doing there. Good point! But hey, how was I to know?

      What I used to do was to go for a run on the beach. Just down to the airport and back. Having a beach with a 5 minute run from my apartment... that was nice. However things have changed dramatically... It's a park now. Not bad at all. Perhaps the beach is worth a post? Don't know..

      Happy Birthday groeten!

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    4. I know Kontrapunkt, I used to have a friend that worked there. Strange that they didn't get Amager, it is such a cool and unpretentious place. Amager is definitely on my to-blog-about-list, and have been for longer that I care to admit, haha.

      And now I have to try the Meyer tebirkes. Usually I get the kanelsnurre, when it is not sold out. Mmm.

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    5. I'm gonna ask Carla (http://www.carlassmaak.nl/) to make me some!! #teebirkesrule

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