Posts Tagged ‘ copenhagen: events ’

oh, summer.

I know that it has been a long time since I have updated. I was supposed to get on top of things during the break, but I have been enjoying it by catching up with people over meals and things, but it has also been filled with work and the painstakingly slow process of doing clerkship applications.

I do still regularly check a few Copenhagen sites though, which is probably not particularly healthy for me, given the fact that it just makes miss that home all the more. One of the sites is Hello Copenhagen.

One of the things that I am sad that I never got to experience  was what I think of as the waking up of Copenhagen, from winter, into summer.

Next weekend, 21-23 July there’s going to be a free open air screening of a couple of movies. I can just imagine how lovely that would be, sprawled out in Ørstedsparken, with the sun still up maybe at 20.00… Check it out here. :)

I went to Ørstedsparken early on during my stay in Copenhagen. The photos aren’t anything fantastic, but you know, I have to include something. :)




farvel til mine venner! <3

global smølfedag i tivoli (25 juni 2011).

So apparently it is Global Smurf Day today, well I guess yesterday now. In celebration, Tivoli put on a whole bunch of events, which I think is pretty cool. :)

Also, this weekend is the first weekend that I have felt like I really don’t have anything immediate or pressing to do. Yes, this means that I am finally on holidays! So, amongst all the things that need to be done in the next month or so, hopefully I will be able to update a lot of things. :)

Spent the day helping P pack so that was quite fun, but also made me think back to the last couple of days before I left, both Sydney home and Copenhagen home. I guess Copes was worse, because the only choices were bag, bin or box. And then once the box was gone, it really became quite difficult…

I like to think that as a result of all the travelling I have become a bit better at packing lightly. We’ll see, next time I end up anywhere… :)

To the Europe guys, if you end up seeing this, I hope that you have a fantastic time away. It’s going to be amazing, and I can’t quite imagine it all in summer. I’m totally jealous, but also super excited for all of you to fall in love with that part of the world, just like I did. :)

And because this post wouldn’t be a post without a little bit of photo-ness from my time away, here are a few shots from one of the times that I visited Tivoli (23rd sept), thanks to the free September entry for KU students! :D


tivoli attractions: koncertsalen, glassalen, himmelskibet (star flyer)

i thought this game was cute. can't remember what you had to do though.

a lovely performance of a pirates of the caribbean medley, by the tivoli promenade orchestra.

pantomimeteatret. (i can't remember right now what the performance was called...)

nimb vinotek/brasserie and lights.

maNga, the turkish entry for eurovision 2010, were performing that night.

the lights of tivoli.

tivoli illuminations.

tivoli, from vesterbrodgade.

a final loser photo from me. :)

21st august: a day of festival-ities.

It was a Saturday and I had planned to go to Fælledparken to check out the Fair Fælled Festival. I metro-ed it to Frederiksberg, but instead was distracted by the Pride Parade. Here are just a few snapshots. :)

leading the parade.

just some of the many colourful faces.

the batman and robin made me laugh.

even the swedes came out!

Once the street cleared, I tried waiting for a bus, but that failed, so I did some fantastic public transport jumping, ending up at Østerport station, and then hopping on a bus to get to Fælledparken.

My noob-ness with the area had me dropping at Parken, the national stadium of Denmark, and home to FC København, who I regretfully never saw play. I was apparently around on the day of a home game, because there were mad supporters around everywhere.


Then a bit of getting lost exploring…

not quite through the wilderness.

Before arriving at the festival.

the stage and the stalls.

Spent a few hours there, and met some friends from my Danish class as well, so just chilled, listening to the music, eating a little…

Then wandered back towards the station on foot.

around østerport.

I miss that feeling of wonder and excitement, getting lost only to find something else on the way.


17th sept: students only!-fest 2010 @ det sorte diamant

So, I am not the most party-going person. But when I heard about the Students Only!-fest to be held at Det Sorte Diamant (The Black Diamond, aka The Royal Library), I must admit, I was a little bit more than fascinated, and figured that I should at least feel a little bit of the ‘normal’ exchange lifestyle. :P

Metro-ed to Christanshavn and then walked across the bridge. Oh how I miss Copenhagen with remnants of light… at 8pm! Although, it was fading very quickly by this time.

in the fading light: towards the west side (top) and then across the way to christianshavn (bottom)

det sorte diamant (on the right)

I got there around 20.30, because I’ve never been too sure about the whole ‘fashionably late’ concept. Although in retrospect, it was probably a good thing. Met up with SH and then we headed in. There were actually quite a lot of people there already, but it wasn’t very vibe-y. Met some people, as you do, and then hung around listening to the various acts. To be honest, the whole time, I was just amused by the fact that it was a library, and you spent most of your time in a library getting told to shut up, except on this night, there was heaps of music and flowing alcomohol… not to mention a crazy light show!

light art

So, I think one of the reasons I don’t like parties so much, is because of the music… It’s not really my kind of style. And it was the same on the night… at least, until the boys from The Rumour Said Fire came on. :)


We actually headed down to get closer to the bridge and the band, saw two guys get totally rejected by these two other girls… then figured that it was time to head home, because we’re cool like that.

In the end though, apparently it got really full, and a whole lot of people who came later couldn’t actually get in! So, while I may have been unfashionably early, I came, I saw, and I was thoroughly amused. :)

And my adventure into exchange party-life?

Well, let’s just say that I haven’t changed that much. :)


let’s take a vote.

3.30am. (I fell asleep before I could post this. Lol.)

I just got back from the Palads Theatre after watching the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 1 and it was bloody brilliant. :) I’m not the biggest Harry Potter fan out there, but I do appreciate it; it really is a phenomenon that we have kind of grown up with over the years.

I don’t want to write too much about the movie itself, since I hate when people ruin things, even in terms of opinion… although I guess have said my piece on that already. :P

In any case, a couple of points:
– I may have gotten a little teary at one part.
– The split made sense.
– Sitting in the front row makes for super heart attacks.
– I may have screamed really loudly at one point.
– It was awesome to hear the entire cinema in fits of laughter at various intervals. :)
– People look really fat from the front row.
– Danish subtitles can be very distracting, but it’s kind of cool when I can understand them sometimes. :)

While there weren’t as many crazies as I thought there would be (actually, what was I thinking? Crazies here in quiet, reserved Denmark?? :P), there were still a couple of people who dressed up in the colours and robes of their preferred house. And of course there were a number of Harrys around, not to mention You-Know-Who… Didn’t get that many pictures though…



the pretty palads by day, on a different day.

front row! lol.


14th august 2010: the world’s greatest catwalk.

A long time ago, there was a horrible August day, during which I ventured down Strøget, only to find myself obstructed by something rather pink.

Here are just a few of the many photos that I took on the day. Props to the models in heels. I’m not sure just how successful it was, because I thought that I read somewhere after that it had failed on a technicality. The great wide interwebs has been of no use. But whatever, piccytures await.

copenhagen fashion week.

unwrapping the runway.

the world's greatest catwalk, and "security".

the fashion.

more fashions.

tiny humans!

Look at me go. Procrastination makes for more posting. :)


a little bit of hygge.

I have had a couple of good nights recently. As you know, I am not usually the type to go out very much, and I know that I am not the most social of people… but I’ve managed to keep myself quite occupied lately. :) I do need to start taking more photos though. I hardly have as good a photographic memory as I would like. Oh well, while a picture may say a thousand words, only memory itself can fill in the blanks.

Sunday 7th:
I had a good day venturing out to Dyrehaven, and catching up with some of the Russia gang, as well as sitting by Bellevue Beach and watching the oldies and their ‘winterbathing’ (post on that later I suppose… eventually!). I came back home with my muddy boots and met up with J. We headed out to Sjælør, a few S-tog stations away from København H, to have a look at the random light installation that was there. (more info) We stood in the freezing dark, at a mere 5pm, and watched as the projector skipped through the images.

light installation.

light installation.

Then we headed back to the city for an early dinner, at my now favourite (from Sat-Tues, after 5pm) Café Dalle Valle. I went with for the first time with B when she was here, and it again failed to disappoint. :)

laks og chokolade brownie. :D

Monday 8th:
consisted of Danish class and then coming home. The end. So no, this is not one of the nights that warrants much attention.

Tuesday 9th:
Met up with C a little bit before heading over to B’s much too early. So cards and pizza, followed closely by icecream. All in all, cards makes for a good night. :) I quite enjoy these nights, whatever you may think.

Wednesday 10th:
After the smallest Danish class ever, during which my extensive failure at the language was made quite prominent, J and I headed over to B’s to partake in PANCAKES. It was good to meet a bunch of new faces, and just chill out over waaay too many pancakes! Stayed out quite late, but it was worth it. Luckily, thanks to D, I did not have to make my way home alone! This early darkness thing does make for some paranoia around these parts…

tuborg julebryg, the chefs and mountains of pancakes! (y)

pancake hygge. :)

Thursday 11th:
was yet another uneventful night, whereupon I fell asleep much too early.

Friday 12th:
L and I had planned to go to Jurahuset, but thanks to a heads up from H, we discovered that it was not actually on, for the entire month of November actually. We will never understand the way that it the stupid Fredag Bar works…! Instead, we stayed in and hung out with K before she left us blinded by her bling-y dress (:P) and ate L’s one-hour-in-the-making rice pudding. And then it was time to stream Vampire Diaries, because we are that awesome. :) Came home, and then finished watching a Morgran Freeman movie with my flatmate B.

the chef and her rice pudding.

Then tomorrow, picking up C from the airport, and back to check out her place.

Tonight, though, I think will be a quiet one in. :)