Holiday Snapshots!

I ended up taking quite a lot of little snapshots on-the-go when I was back home in Denmark a couple of weeks ago and I thought I would write a little post about all the things I got up to.

It was quite a busy week and because I didn’t have any studying to do for once, I spent almost every day catching up with my family and friends and ended up going to Copenhagen four times that week. It was the perfect antidote to my rather solitary summer spent researching and writing on my own and a great way to unwind after the stress of writing the dissertation all summer.

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Coming home to cuddle with this one is always one of the best things about being home. Along with my family, spending time with my cat Disa is probably one of the things I miss the most.

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On a trip to Copenhagen my mum and I took an impulsive trip up The Round Tower to enjoy the view over Copenhagen since it was such a surprisingly sunny day. I end up here quite often when I’m in Copenhagen, as it’s one of the best views of the city. It is even possible to see all the way to the sea and the Oresunds Bridge leading to Sweden (made famous in “The Bridge”).

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Me and mum also stopped by one of our new favourite places in the city, Konditori Antoinette, for a cup of tea and a coffee. They also serve a really great French style afternoon tea that I wrote about here.

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I took mum to see Vartov behind Raadhuspladsen, where I used to work for an arts council, as she had never actually seen where I worked for 7 months. I absolutely love old Copenhagen buildings like these, particularly the windows which always remind me of Vilhelm Hammershoi‘s paintings of empty rooms in old Copenhagen flats.

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An old building we walked past on our way to Hovedbanegaarden or the Central Station.

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My friend C and I went to Posterland near Kongens Have for a little bit of art shopping. I particularly love their section with iconic Black and White photographs and their selection of Danish graphic design posters.

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I never, and I mean never go home without stopping by some of my favourite design shops featuring Danish and other Scandinavian design. I particularly like Inspiration and Magasin du Nord. The boyfriend always teases me when I come back from trips to Denmark with yet more design pieces to add to my growing collection.

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At the beautiful, old Hovedbanegaarden waiting for a train to take me to the coastal town of Humlebaek north of Copenhagen.

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I went on a trip to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art with my friend C, one of my absolute favourite museums in the world. I admit that some of the art can be a bit weird, like the giant polkadot balloons by Yayoi Kusama but they also make innovative and different exhibitions like the “New Nordic” architecture exhibition I saw with my dad a couple of years ago. They also happen to have the most beautiful setting I’ve ever seen for a museum, right by the coast overlooking the sea with gorgeous views and a big green sculpture garden to explore.

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This brick sculpture by Per Kirkeby standing right by one of the platforms at Humlebaek Station looked absolutely gorgeous in the late afternoon sun.

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And eventually it was time to pack my bag, head for the airport and get on a flight back home to England. I always feel sad when I leave my family but at least I got a really pretty and sunny view of both Denmark and England from above!

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