My trip is now feeling like a distant memory but it was the perfect way to start off August and refresh my mind. I’m hoping to go back next year to finally brave the cycling and visit all the places I didn’t manage to see (such as Tivoli). Where have you been recently?
Just in case you were worried I’d forgotten about the rest of my Copenhagen photos, here is a post overflowing with the best of them. Looking back, they definitely seem to capture a lot of the lush, calm surroundings, rather than my typical sneaky-shop photos. I probably should have attempted some of my rare street-style pics, as I was constantly in awe at the beautiful people who seem to inhabit the city in loose layers, but alas those images are committed to memory instead. It was certainly one of the most laid-back European cities I’ve ever been to and gradually I managed to forget a few of my rushed London-isms in order to embrace everything around me. You can probably tell I was particularly enamoured with the multi-coloured buildings that lined the lakes, making every picture look as other-wordly as possible.
Seeing Fiona’s relaxed yet eventful lifestyle made me jealous of her recent emigration. Copenhagen is so compact that you can get around easily by bike and avoid public transport most of the time (unless you’re easily lost without Google Maps, like me). Even though the shops aren’t open for as long as I would like (I constantly felt like Cinderella) there’s always plenty going on in the way of shop openings, magazine launches and free festivals. If all else fails, then there is even the aptly named ‘Party Bridge.’ During my stay I managed to pop to a flea market, where there were plenty of Acne jeans to be found (I managed to find a nice pair in the outlet) and typical bits of bric-a-brac.
Dress – Joy
Bracelet – Asos
Somehow I still managed to fit multiple outfit changes in my tiny suitcase and brought along my much-loved flamingo print dress from Joy. It’s a dress that really encompasses Summer 2012 for me, due to it’s kitsch nature and nod to all things tropical. My low-top trainers were perfect for all of the walking I did and the socks are the result of a necessary hosiery related spree. Surprisingly these pictures were taken in the Assistens Cemetery, which seems like more of a park rather than somewhere you’d avoid.
At long last, I can also now say that I’ve been to Sweden! It’s so easy to pop across the river by train to Malmo and take in a new country for less than the cost of a flight. As per usual, there was a lot of aimless wandering around before stumbling across The Turning Torso and catching the train back to Copenhagen.