8-Tallet 1, 2012

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.

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Yoga at Amager Beach 2, 2012

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).

Yoga at Amager Beach 1, 2012

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 ­čÖé

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.

Halvandet 6, Copenhagen 2012

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…?

Halvandet 5, Copenhagen 2012

A few rays of sun broke through the looming rain clouds.

Behind the cruise ship in the background is Langelinie, home of The Little Mermaid – and she really is small. Or dainty. From Halvandet you can also see The Marble Church, catch a glimpse of Amalienborg and sometimes of the royal yacht.