Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hej Hej CPH!

The past couple days I've been too busy living to do much picture-taking or blogging, which is the way it should be.  I can't believe that 6 months has passed since I first got here, in the dead of winter, not knowing that Ds are pronounced as Ls and that I would come to love this city so much.  Since school ended in June I feel like I've really begun to live.  It's been a challenging and exciting eperience, living abroad and it has changed my life, that's for sure.  I only recently  had the realization that I won't be able to come back here whenever I want.  I've gotten so spoiled by the ease of travel in Europe, though it will feel nice to settle down again in September.  And I already have a to-do list for the next time I come back to Denmark which includes seeing the island Mons and learning Danish.  Until then I'll just eat rye bread and check the copenhagen cycle chic blog daily, and try to pretend that for a moment I'm back in this wonderful place.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Life on Paper

It's funny how much the contents of my wallet have changed since I've been here.  The one constant is wads of receipts and random papers (not pictured).

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


It was very hard to edit photos from Norway.  It's just too beautiful, unlike any landscape I've ever seen before.  Sort of like a cross between switzerland and montana--totally amazing.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Part 1 of 2.  Or maybe 3.  Norway was amazing, and very photogenic.  Luckily my camera got out of its bad mood just in time for the fjord tours/scenic railways/nature walks portion of the trip.  But first, Oslo.  We (Kevin and I) took an overnight train from Copenhagen that arrived in Oslo at 7am.  We went straight from the train station to the Oslo Opera House, something that I've been really excited to see in person since it inspired this.  It was really nice being there early and having the whole thing to ourselves, except for a group doing sunrise yoga at the top of the building.  The rest of the day we spent wandering around with a map, constantly refilling our water bottles since it was about 90*.  We saw a really cool show by KHiO, a design school that I was impressed by at the Stockholm Furniture Fair.  We wandered around some botanical gardens and found some cool murals and got a feel for the city.  Every time I told someone in Copenhagen that I was going to Oslo, they would all get this furrowed-brow distant-gaze look, and when I asked how it is they would say "Well... it's pretty expensive.  And kind of boring."  I don't think it was that bad, and though it was lacking European charm, it was a cool place to visit for a day.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


So my camera is on the fritz.  It makes this funny grinding, struggling noise when I turn it on, and then it refuses to focus.  These are not signs associated with a healthy and happy camera.  So you'll have to take my word for it that this is a picture of a jellyfish in the canal in Copenhagen.  

Saturday, June 27, 2009

the best breakfast

I love muesli!