This weekend was packed full of exploring more of København!
Disclaimer: The above photo was not during the past weekend. It was on Thursday in between classes. I found the trampolines near Nyhavn and was overly excited that the sun was out 🙂
Saturday ~ Checked out Paper Island! On the Copenhagen harbor are large industrial buildings full of food trucks. The only way to compare it is like Quincy Market in Boston, MA but all international food. They had so many street food options from Korean to Vegetarian Colombian, intriguing right? It was a day where the sun was actually shining! (a rare occasion to be sure) It was so fun to see so many people out and about in the city. All of the picnic tables were filled at the harbor’s edge.
I also explored the glass market with friends as well. Another cool marketplace, this one located near Nørreport Station. There are food shops and fresh groceries as well as other vendors. If you’re ever there – Lauren’s Bakery is a must! Try the hot chocolate – 10/10 would recommend 🙂
Sunday ~ Went to Christianshavn, a neighborhood of Copenhagen on the island of Amager. Christiana is a “freetown”, a green and car-free neighbourhood in Copenhagen, known for its autonomous inhabitants’ different way of life. Unfortunately there is a strict policy where pictures aren’t allowed in the community. It was a wild experience, interesting artwork and sculptures as well as homemade housing. I can’t imagine this type of set-up happening in the United States where a community has developed their own set of society rules, completely independent of the government. Here is Amy and I at the entrance to the neighborhood:
Next, we explored the old Palm House at the Botanical Gardens. It was a beautiful glasshouse filled with many different species of plants.