Winter on the beach in Denmark

Copenhagen has been my home for a few years now, but for some reason I have only discovered the urban beach of Amager Strandpark and the stunning public sea bath of Kastrup Søbad only a few days ago. Perhaps because I was usually away when the summer sun was shining brightly in Denmark over the years, or perhaps because you get this idea in your head that Amager is sooo far away when you live in the inner city, or perhaps because as extremely embarrassing as it is, to confess I don’t know how to swim…yet! There is no excuse for this.

As it usually goes in fairy tales, once upon a time, on a cold winter day in the start of the new year to be precise, I woke up in the morning feeling the playful rays of the sun on my face. Right then and there I decided that today would be the day when I would finally visit this much-hyped about city beach. Of course, having an appointment on that same day with a friend that lives just a stone’s throw away from the beach was very conducive as well.

As we spent a few hours walking along the coast and towards the sunset, I was in complete awe of the surrounding prettiness.

Kastrup søbad – everything in Denmark just needs to be postcard-perfect, even a public sea bath

In harmony with nature

Øresundsbroen melting with the sea in the horizon

Øresundsbroen melting with the sea in the horizon

My first reaction: I am on Bornholm – piercing dark blue water, clear sky getting pinky in the glowing sun, whitish sand and tranquility. That is the image that is greeting you when you direct your gaze towards the sea. Yet when you turn your head, you see the Amager Strand ‘skyscrapers’ in the horizon. Then you realise this is not quite the paradise of Bornholm, but it comes very close.

The ugly duckling

The ugly duckling gliding gracefully

A swan family. Careful not to get too close, they are rather fast in turning from graceful birds to angry warriors

In motion

Soaking in the view

My winter sunbather :)

Family hygge

Stunning sky over a stunning piece of architecture. Now I just need to learn how to swim.

Giant stones on the hill by the beach

Photos © Andreas Eriksen & Ani Movsisyan

Goodbye summer, hello Kalvebod Bølge!

Copenhagen has just given me one more reason to love its pretty face. Since yesterday and to my great joy it has gotten a new urban space – Kalvebod Bølge (bølge means wave in Danish)!

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Kalvebod Bølge unveils!

The harbour promenade stretching from Langebro bridge to Bernstorffsgade wasn’t exactly the Copenhageners’ top choice when it came to urban spaces. It has stunning waterfront views, however houses office buildings, which despite their nice architecture still aren’t the most attractive place for some relaxation. Now the boredom is over!

Hello Kalvebod Bølge! You truly are my new favourite space in Copenhagen. Sunbathing, biking, running, relaxing by the water, letting your kids and yourselves lose, kayaking, promenading… you name it. The Bølge is just so awesome!

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This crazy tall structure was definitely the kids’ favourite

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A space for dreamers and chit-chatters

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Andreas finding his inner child and showing off his gymnastic skills :)

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A small hill for the thrill seekers

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Chatting with my new friend from the USA

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The world from above… and below :)

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Orange prettiness – stairway to heaven

Photos © Andreas Eriksen & Ani Movsisyan