early morning in Copenhagen Ø
one building in Nørrefrihavnsgade but with two owners and an uncoordinated colour scheme
8:00 am - but I thought this NETTO would be open like the schools and factories
so I decided to go for a stroll instead of shopping
I like these strings of green glazed bricks amongst the yellow copenhagen stock bricks
see london "stock bricks" - Google Image Search the yellow colour is because the geology of the two cities is very similar with yellow boulder clay over chalk layers - from which the similarly hard water is pumped.
a plain gable transformed into a work of art
empty bottles are worth money
so I bagged them
Autumn IKEA catalogue to be distributed - and I grabbed one
there is one graffiti every 3.5 meters in Copenhagen
my daughter laughed when she saw this snap - she might even know the artist in the Nørrebro skate board and youth subculture
this 4 x 4 is a passion wagon - but rusting out
an ex military job
three floors means old, but with a new roof apartment, but the building to the right replaces a little two floor house
I do like this elegant cast iron window frame with fine glazing bars in an old factory
the old factory is a kind of school for out of work young people
one more older house survives
outside a church
I love the colour combination
I like the rustic bench, I am looking for inspiration for my own little garden, but the venetian mirror is missing some bits
doggy comfort station - not that dogs care - only humans
smørbrød ready for packing into lunch boxes
Bager Bosse is a master baker and a leading member of the Copehagen Guild of Bakers
Københavns Bagerlaug which has roots back to 1290
københavns bagerlaug - Google Search
Inside there is a wonderful smell of fresh baked bread
and many happy memories of fetching fresh warm "morning bread" - morgenbrød - Google Image Search - before my family ate breakfast - in England I have to bake it myself especially on a sunday.
When I was very poor I got yesterday's one day old bread here very cheaply.
the door to the right is where you get bread in the very early morning on the way home from a DISCO by knocking on the door of the bake house roomed at the back of the premises
I got an enormous cabbage for 20 kroner
the moslem (?) who served me has a drinking problem which he tried to disguise by emptying a can of beer into a pineapple juice can before sipping it at about 8:30 am.
I got here at 8:50 am and sat on the geen boxes to await the opening of our neighbourhood NETTO
On the opposite side of Østerbrogade I feasted my eyes on this green copper roofed appartment block from 1906 -- note the painted shop sign to the right for the dispensing chemists which used to be here
this newspaper delivery boy stopped by to ask me if I was still a mac-freak
because he too has sold his PC and got an intel dual processor mac
I had to sit down twice on the way home and sleep for an hour before I was ready to got to town and the city archives.
Copenhagen school records are in the archives
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in the great hall a cat walk had been set up for COPENHAGEN FASHION WEEK