The Colors of Copenhagen – Friday’s Weekly Travel Photo


As I round out my first year in Copenhagen I can now look back over my time here and reflect on each of the seasons.  The blustery rainstorms and beautiful days of late summer. The gorgeous golden hues of fall.  The stark but enchanting white dusting of snow on frozen lakes in winter.  However, one of my favorite times is late spring and early summer.  The days are finally growing longer, the weather is starting to get warmer, life is everywhere and the flowers are in bloom.

The photo above was taken in the heart of Copenhagen in the city park that surrounds and is connected to the Copenhagen Botanical Gardens.  It embodies the wonderful vibrancy of this city. A city which has a number of canals, a wealth of beautiful parks, and is awash in a surprising amount of color. In addition to Copenhagen’s wonderful parks, most of the buildings have small courtyards in their center.  As I sit here writing this the cherry trees in the middle of mine are in bloom.  Combine these wonderful natural colors with the multi-hued paint used to decorate many of the city’s buildings and you get a surprisingly vibrant and visually appealing city.  Not at all what you might expect from a northern city which spends half the year in quasi-darkness.

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