21.11.11

DANSK





































At long last, the final set of photos from Europe this summer. We began our stay in Denmark with a club show somewhere in Copenhagen, but had to make a dash the next morning to Jutland and Thisted for a festival. I wish we could have stayed there longer, as it seemed like a truly beautiful, wild stretch of country, but again it was up with the sun (and the most breathtaking sunrise) and another mad drive back to the Copenhagen airport, where everyone said their goodbyes.

Alex and I had decided to stay in Copenhagen at tour's end on our own for an extra three days. Instead of trying to book a budget hotel or stay in a hostel to save money, we found an amazing little studio apartment to rent on visitcopenhagen.com. For the price of a barebones hotel room with a shared bathroom, we had our own little kitchen and bedroom with private bath, and the keys to a beautiful old apartment complex on Sankt Peders Straede, in the Latin Quarter on the edge of the old town Indre By.

For three days we walked and walked, down winding streets, over bridges and through alleyways, in and out of impeccably curated boutiques filled with Acne and Henrik Vibskov, across cobblestone squares and always, always with an ear and an eye out for swiftly approaching bicyclists. We visitied COS where I made a single purchase in the form of a perfect white cotton t-shirt. We took a cheesy canal boat ride and huffed and puffed our way to the top of the Church of Our Saviour, we ate smørrebrød and walked home in the evening past the University to the sound of churchbells. Copenhagen is a beautiful city filled with beautiful people, but it's also mighty expensive for an underemployed American. Three days was just about all our wallets could withstand, but I would happily have stayed three months in our little Danish hideaway on St. Peter's Street.

12 comments:

tinyparticlesoflight said...

How absolutely lovely it all sounds! My husband and I rented a little apartment for a few days in Amsterdam and it was so wonderful - your little place sounds wonderful too! It's such a great way to feel a part of the city your visiting.

Your photos are beautiful.

xo
cortnie

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Beautiful pictures!

steph. said...

oh my god. i recently did the same thing, but i stayed in a studio apartment on the other side of the strøget, near gammel strand. these photos are beautiful, you've capture in words and pictures exactly how it is.

nancy said...

oh, jeez. these photos are simply stunning. the food looks incredible, your adventure sounds amazing... and now I just want to leave my job and run away to Copenhagen!

ming said...

ahhhh this post makes me miss copenhagen so much, or as the danes say, jeg savner dig danmark! and especially st. peter's bakery :)

Jess said...

Oh wow, you make Denmark look absolutely beautiful. I always prefer to stay in apartments when you can afford it because it feels more like you're actually living there. Looks like you had an amazing time... well jealous!

Maria said...

Denmark is at the top of my To-Visit list. All those happy people...and your pictures make it look stunning!

Maria xx
http://cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

hannah, heart city said...

gorgeous stuff- i really like your photography and Copenhagen sound beyond lovely. you're giving me wanderlust!

Eva said...

I love your pictures! They make me think of long summer evenings and not having to wear a warm coat before leaving the house. Thank you for a little dreamy summer escape during cold New York days :)

xx

thousandflower said...

Where were the stone carvings?

Helen said...

I love the tower with the spiral staircase at the top. Lovely pics- another place to stick on my travel wishlist

lookthroughmyspecs said...

the little bakery on Sankt Peders Straede was the only place I would take my family to try the pastries. they were also incredibly shocked by the prices, and now my mom understands how easy it is to blow through money here. 6 months is a bit too long to stay here and not work, but I will soon be back in the States where I can work, but the people won't be as impeccably dressed, the boys as handsome, or the buildings as colorful.

I'm glad you saw Copenhagen like this. today, it is incredibly windy, rainy, and dark.