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.

Sunset at Langebrogade
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. 

Old boats at Nyhavn
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.

Modern Architecture, The Crystal - Krystallen
I was surprised by the amount of modern architecture along the waterfront, like the Krystallen office building above or the Royal theatre (Skuespilhus) below.

Nyhavn - Nye Skuespilhus

Riverview from the Royal libary
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.

Nykredit buildings
Even though I've been a life long friend of Scandinavia, Copenhagen pleasantly surprised me!

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