Sunday, 19 January 2014

A photo journey through cosy Copenhagen

Cosiness central, Venice of the north, style mecca or simply Scandinavia's quirkiest capital city? The second time was the charm for my trip to Copenhagen last month. The first time I went (years ago), I was flat broke, endured a disastrous hostel experience and broke my camera. This time around I absorbed the city's fun-loving atmosphere and took some time to rediscover Copenhagen's charms. Here are some of the sights I found along the way.

Not for the faint-hearted - the first stop for many visitors is a stomach-somersaulting
rollercoaster ride at Tivoli amusement park.
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© Anita Isalska. See more on my Flickr page.


HC Andersens Boulevard, bordering Tivoli amusement park, is named for
the prolific fairytale author and poet.
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© Anita Isalska. See more on my Flickr page.

Chillier than Venice but just as colourful, Copenhagen boasts canalside sights
 galore, like this bouquet of bright canoes, seen from Nyhavn.
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© Anita Isalska. See more on my Flickr page.


Copenhagen's most famous sight, the Little Mermaid, is tiny but she sure
cuts a folorn figure gazing out across the harbour.
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© Anita Isalska. See more on my Flickr page.

What could be a better way to warm up from the cold? Chocolate, raspberry, mascarpone 
and caramelised pumpkin seed gateau at La Glace in central Copenhagen.
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© Anita Isalska. See more on my Flickr page.


Inside La Glace, a coffee and cake parlour dating back to 1870, and
epitomising the Danish love of all things cosy (hygge)
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© Anita Isalska. See more on my Flickr page.
I chanced on this atmospheric sight, hundreds of smoking candles to
mark World Aids Day on 1st December.
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© Anita Isalska. See more on my Flickr page.

It's cold outside, but glowing hearts and sparkly winter lights line every shopping
street and signal the entrance to every swanky cocktail bar.
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© Anita Isalska. See more on my Flickr page. 

And the morning after? An open-sandwich and strong coffee are the
perfect hangover cures,ideally with marinated herring and sour cream.
Image 
© Anita Isalska. See more on my Flickr page.

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