So, having a full time job makes your blog suffer. I have long overdue glimpses to share, glimpses of a life that is pretty good right now. I had forgotten how amazingly fulfilling it is to have a purpose with your day: going to work, doing stuff, familiarizing myself with my metier. Not that freelancing hasn't been good, it's just been different and I needed change despite not knowing it myself. Copenhagen is growing into autumn and it's both nice and sad saying goodbye to summer. Summer was good this year, but luckily I have equally good things coming up, and I'm just generally enjoying life.
I like watching the rooftops from my window at work. Especially when the sun casts its shadows over the bricks and splashes of green.
From the small kitchen there's a view to Christiansborg.
One night, roomie Kathrine - who is by the way an excellent chef, lucky me! - made risotto.
Last weekend, I met Christoffer for brunch at Taxa (Hørsholmsgade 32, Nørrebro). How photogenic it was, and what a great way to wake up on a Saturday.
The next day I made brunch myself as I had had the youngest brother spending the night in the ghetto. For Sunday brunch, we invited over the eldest brother and his girlfriend.
Sunday night was spent with Kristiane. We did a little shopping and had burgers at Sporvejen after a walk around the cool, empty city as the light grew dark.
I love the colours of Gråbrødretorv.
On Monday, I took a walk around my old hood in Inner Nørrebro. I am addicted to the long lines of the city's streets. And I think autumns' grey skies make for great photo light.
On Thursday, I had coffee outside with Klaudia. I managed to take this disastrous shot of Elmegade in late afternoon sun - and Klaudia's head...
This Saturday, I met up with Luna, the author of 'Bag De Gule Gardiner', a book about Nørrebro's bodegas. I photographed her for a project I will unveil soon, and she ended up also photographing me.
We walked around the Kapelvej kiez looking for cool photo spots, and we stumbled into this quaint backyard where we both proclaimed we wanted to live. I love those hidden gems (and industrial buildings).
At night, I had whisky drinks with AnCa, Kirstine and Kathrine at Din Nye Ven (Sankt Peders Stræde 34, Indre By). On Sunday, I discovered that three (3!) drinks equal a nasty headache when you're at the tender age of 26. Thank god I still have some strong aspirins left from Berlin...
Yesterday morning began with this foggy light on my morning commute along Nørrebrogade. I really really miss the empty bike lanes in Berlin. Copenhagen has far too many cyclists and I loathe those long bike snail trails.
The night ended in inner city with a walk along the empty streets where we passed this old one, the politicians' favourite watering hole...
Tuesday was a great day. These days I'm happy all the time; I love my new job, I feel surrounded by great people, and I just feel like I'm where I'm supposed to be right now. Tuesday was particularly nice; Copenhagen was bathed in a golden autumn sunlight, I had lunch with my father, I got some great assignments at work, and my day was topped off by a lavish food event hosted by the American embassy. So here's to great things!
My breakfast view was this one; a leftover wine bottle from the previous night, some beautiful flowers, a Politiken read, and my beloved map. The light these days is good.
My father at lunch. He has locked the Bruce Willis-frown down.
Lunch at Diamanten (Gammel Strand 50) was lavish; I could barely eat half of my chèvre chaud explosion.
On my stroll back to work, I passed through one of Copenhagen's oldest streets.
After some hors d'euvres and an apple whisky starter, the first course at the American food event was shrimps and ocra foam...
The main course was duck with fried rice balls and a pure of pumpkin.
Dessert was chess-cake with ice cream and some things I can't remember (we had wine with our dinner, so my memory quickly fades - I do remember, though, that everything tasted wonderfully.)
And then a week flew by. I started a new job on Monday, and boy is a full schedule something you have to adjust to after 2 years of freelancing and having all the time in the world! But it is also so much fun and very rewarding to have an everyday life at work with new things, routines, and colleagues. I'm going to be there the next 8 weeks, and the first one has just flewn by.
On Sunday, I made eggs benedict for Chris' birthday.
It was great, as always, to be back in her old apartment in Vesterbro. It's been my home away from home for the last 5 years, and even though she hasn't really lived in it for years, it's still 'her place'.
The view from my new office downtown is pretty great.
On Thursday, Tine picked me up from work, and then she walked me all the way home across town. It was such great weather so we had ice coffees to go and stopped by the lakes for photos. I'm really enjoying these indian summer days, because they say autumn weather is just around the corner...
It rained most of this weekend, and I felt it was the first real autumn-weekend this year. The colours of buildings and trees came sprawling out as the drops fell, and it made for a beautiful scene for a walk. So Saturday, I walked around in the older part of Copenhagen, took photos of colours and cobbled stones and tried to avoid getting too rainy. Today was Christine's birthday, and we celebrated it in her old apartment in Vesterbro. I made eggs benedict, and we had champagne and had a blast, us 8 girls. Tomorrow, a new chapter will begin that I'm both anxious and excited to start. I will elaborate soon.
Friday night was spent first with my father and his wife. I made them sushi and they brought wine - lots of wine, naturally. When they retired north, I headed further downtown for cocktails with the girls at The Barking Dog until well into the night.
The trees in Kongens Have are still summery green, but it won't be long until they start dressing for autumn.
We walked down to Nyboder with the yellow soldiers' houses built by Christian IV. I'm rarely in that part of town which is a shame, because it is really beautiful.
Peek-a-boo Marble Church!
Nyboder's yellow houses are quite intriguing.
We also came by what must be Copenhagen's smallest house. At least the narrowest...