My new 6-week home and routine is finally starting to settle in. It’s officially been a week since I landed in Copenhagen from New York City. I spent most of the week in class, but my good pal Nefeli and I got bikes and rode ALLLLLL around the city on Saturday. It was such a beautifully perfect day. This week is also the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, so there are free concerts all around the city and in the public squares. After biking, we took a break with coffee and dessert (above) and people watched. That night we went to a friends house, a Danish native, and had a traditional Danish meal, three courses even! Last night there was a bad rainstorm, which some here are calling the worst in 30 years. A lot of basements and roads were flooded and we didn’t have power most of the day. We were supposed to go to a specific museum to sketch patterns and look at colors, but it was closed due to water damage. Instead we went to the Danish Museum of Art & Design, which I wanted to see more anyway. This weekend we leave for our study tour in Sweden and Finland! I’m really excited, as I’ve never been to any of those countries. Nefeli said that street fashion in Stockholm is amazing so I can’t wait to see that. People dress so well here in CPH despite riding bikes. Williamsburg hipsters don’t even compare, it’s like the people here ride off the posts of The Sartorialist right into the city streets. So more classes this weekend and hopefully more bike excursions into the city. I want to go on some photo expeditions so stay tuned. I’m also having dinner with a Danish host family on Wednesday after class so that should be interesting.
Part of the fort protecting the original part of Copenhagen, we found this on our first bike ride.
Beautiful building next to the fort.
I’m in LOVE with this building, I think it could be my dream home, complete with a giant crown on top!
Our Raleigh bikes, we named them Stella (mine) and Mia (Nefeli’s).
The Danish Design exhibit at the museum.
One of my favorite posters, so many great ones like this, and beautiful modern furniture.