A Nordic Escape

10 August 2012

Colourful houses in Copenhagen

I probably don't take advantage of having Europe on my doorstep enough and the luxury of being able to escape to somewhere completely different after a short flight.  No matter how much I like to 'play tourist' at the weekends, I seem immune to the things that make where I live unique, taking the architecture, landscape and way of life for granted.  It's only when I happen to escape my homeland, that I start to pay attention to the ordinary things that differentiate countries, such as the arrangement of buildings or the patient way one might cross the road. When I found out that Fiona was moving to Copenhagen, I knew I had to visit her and experience a Nordic country for the first time (the Acne outlet that was a ten minute walk away had nothing to do with it, of course).  Although I was leaving during the peak of Olympics-fever, it was important for me to have a bit of a break from London and follow events from afar.

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Denmark
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Denmark
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Denmark
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Denmark
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Denmark
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art New Nordic
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Denmark
what to do and see in Copenhagen Denmark

After a very confusing journey to the main train station, I finally arrived at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, which is about a 40-minute journey out of the city.  I've never been to a place quite like it before, where I was fascinated by the pleasant coastal surroundings and peaceful lake garden as much as the art inside.  I learnt a few things about the way buildings in this part of the world are constructed in the New Nordic exhibition, making the most of limited daylight and accommodating the human senses.  This was reflected in the museum's layout itself, most logically explored in a large loop leading you from the original homely villa to modern chambers, which allow you to take in the scenery and sculptures outside on your way around. I would definitely recommend a visit there and I wish I could've spent a bit longer wandering around.

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Mary Katrantzou Matches Charity T-shirt
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Sandals - Office
Ring - Monki

I wasn't expecting the weather to be quite so sunny when I went, so I took the oppurtunity to finally wear some shorts in that carefree sort of way that only Summer allows.  Unable to resist a somewhat 'designer' tee, I had to buy this charity number boasting the telephone-dial print seen at the AW12 Mary Katrantzou show.  It's unlikely that I'd be able to carry off (and afford) the namesake coat, but I knew that this surreal print would complement a lot of what I wear and become the main focus.  I'm trying to find more bracelets to wear and thought this spiky number would be perfect after seeing it in the Man Repeller ASOS feature.  I'm trying to work my way towards a slightly more layered look on my wrists and Elle's post on the subject provides some great inspiration. 

Vintage old sewing machine

I really wanted to take this old sewing machine in Fiona's flat home with me, but alas, my luggage restrictions wouldn't allow it!  Have you ever been to Copenhagen?  I have another post to come featuring even more gorgeous scenery and the most comprehensive breakfast ever.  

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13 comments:

  1. Love that retro sewing machine. And your top looks v.vintage, I like the whole outfit.

    I believe I may be seeing yourself and Jen from A Little Bird at Bestival. If I can get time off work I'm coming too. Should be fun! xx

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  2. I'm never been to Copenhagen but would really like to at some point - the art gallery looks like fun! I love your top and your tree necklace - so cute! I would have tried to do the same thing with the sewing machine - its lush!
    Lianne x
    rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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  3. These are great photos! When I go to Europe next year I'll try hard to visit as many countries as I can since they're all pretty close together!

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  4. Im at the airport right now on the way home! Will blog it next week :)
    Can't wait to see the rest of your posts :)
    Xxx

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  5. it's one of those places that you see and envy their slower pace and simple lifestyle and it really does come across in the photos. the bit what you said about how the build their structures is really interesting, i would be really into that. travel does make you have more of an appreciation for your surroundings

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  6. That t-shirt is incredible, and this was such an interesting post! I'm so desperate to go to Copenhagen; look forward to the next instalment!

    Emily Wears Things
    xx

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  7. I'm just DYING to go to Copenhagen!

    You look absolutely lovely in that photo :)

    Becky | life.style.flash. x

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  8. probably a bit late on this, but your new hair is lovely!

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  9. lovely pictures, loved this post!!! xx

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  10. Lovely summer holiday outfit- that t-shirt is a winner! x

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  11. take me with you next time, ah it all looks so dreamy, right out of a story book!

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  12. These photos are brilliant! I will definitely have to visit now :)

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  13. reading your blog ! Such great inspiration ! I am a new blogger and would love for you to check out my blog and follow back if you like it !
    http://www.thisisln.com/2012/08/awang-sequins.html
    Hélène
    http://www.thisisln.com

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