Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Architecture of the North
Last weekend I brought a short visit to Northern Europe; more specific, to the capital of the smallest Scandinavian country, Denmark.
It had been more than 10 years since I spend some time in the country that has frequently been ranked as the happiest and least corrupt place on mother earth!
The partially cloudy skies with sunny spells, made it a pleasant afternoon for an Architectural photo tour.
Because the city of Copenhagen has accumulated its buildings over a long period of time, it has not been characterized by a specific Architectural style.
One of the more popular areas is Nyhavn, a 17th century waterfront with tens of restaurants and cafes along a canal where old sailing ships and colorful houses dominate the scene.
I was surprised by the amount of modern architecture along the waterfront, like the Krystallen office building above or the Royal theatre (Skuespilhus) below.
Even the area of Christianshavn across the river which used to be a working class neighborhood, has now a lot of new waterfront projects like the ones above.
Even though I've been a life long friend of Scandinavia, Copenhagen pleasantly surprised me!
Don't just take pictures, makes pictures...
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