This is the first of two series from 8-Tallet (the number 8). This complex of apartments is designed by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). Bjarke Ingels is only 37 but the man is way beyond cool. The 8 House is close to my home as are several of BIG’s early projects.
Loosen up, yoga studio, ayurvedic yoga massage, mindfulness, is just across the street from Amager Beach – very cool location. I hope the next time they have a yoga session by the beach the weather is kinder, and more people will come (the actual beach/sand is to the left in this picture).
A Monday in August I read on Facebook that Loosen up was giving a free yoga lesson down at the beach. Fie who runs Loosen up is a new friend of mine, and I thought about joining the crowd. But really, I would rather photograph the session so I contacted Fie to ask if it was okay for me to show up with my camera. I know, I know… public space, don’t have to ask permission, etc. – but I prefer to 🙂
Happily the three people that showed up on that dark and windy day (yes, it’s summer in Denmark) didn’t mind me taking pictures. I have two of them to show you on the blog.
Last picture in the Halvandet-series – and, of course, my favorite.
Just today I was standing at Amager Beach with a friend, pointing in the direction of tall chimneys and obvious signs of industry, telling her that this was where Halvandet was at. I don’t know how you would ever find this urban beach bar by coinsidence. You do pass it if you take a canal tour, but finding your way there in a car…?
When I visited Halvandet a day in August the rain was pouring down as I drove there and I had to wait in the car for the rain to stop. The wind was fierce and this being an outdoor bar there were no customers there. A couple of days later, when the weather had cleared and the place was filled with people lounging in the sun, I returned – but the pictures I took on the windy and cloudy day were so much more interesting.