Ørestad Syd

This sculpture stands to the building next to the 8 House in Ørestad. Driving towards it you see tall, modern buildings, but park the car and approach it from the other direction and it stands alone against the backdrop of the residential neightbourhood.

The rain began a few minutes after this shot and I ran in the cold wind back to the car with the camera covered by my jacket, being terrified that it would get wet. I’m still very careful about my camera 🙂

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The 8 House – 5, 2012

On an evening in August I returned to he 8 House (8-Tallet) to test the abilities of my Nikon D5100 to shoot pictures in the growing darkness. Almost to my surprise I spent 1.5 hour just walking around the complex and take pictures. It grew ever darker as you will see in this series of another eight pictures from Ørestad Syd. I came home with a bunch of very satisfying picture but sorting through them I felt increasingly clear about my objective: A goodlooking picture isn’t good enough if it’s only good on account of the architeture. If I did not not contribute something, a different view that was not obvious, the picture got deleted.

8-Tallet 2, 2012

The apartment complex, The 8 Number, is inspired by a village placed on a hill. We have few (if any) hills in Denmark, but in this case the complex opens to two courts with about 1/3 of the apartments being town houses with a tiny ‘garden’ facing out to a path that can lead you all the way up, all the way down , and all the way around…

I couldn’t resist calling this picture “Stairway to Heaven”. It shows the begiing (or end) of one the loops you can walk, with the little town house “gardens” facing the flow of people passing by.