Summertime

Last Saturday was one of the warmest, sunniest, loveliest days I’ve had thus far in Copenhagen.

We’re talking ice cream, sunbathing, and waterfront dining. Oh, la la.

The day started out at Papirøen (Paper Island), in Copenhagen’s cute, quaint Christianhavn neighborhood. I met up with my friend, Nadja, and we spent the afternoon eating falafel along the harbor and getting sunburns. A+ in my book.

View from Papiroen
Summertime - Papiroen sign
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Summertime duckies
Summertime clouds
Summertime food stalls

Hungry? Come to Papirøen.

Summertime - Papiroen inside

It’s essentially a huge warehouse filled with food vendor after food vendor, all selling home cooked, authentic, delectable meals. Indian food, Turkish, Korean, Danish, Chinese, Paleo, Vegan…you name it, they probably have it.

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Summertime falafel

We got falafel pitas, with a side of French fries. (Cause you always get French fries.)

Summertime eats with a view

Which we then ate outside, along the water.

Summertime - the view

Watching all the boats go by…

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Summertime Christianhavn canals

Afterwards we decided to walk our bikes along the Christianhavn canals, which remind me a lot of Amsterdam. Only with way more sailboats (hello, Denmark = windy AF) and way less houseboats.

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Summertime - Nadja
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Fun fact: biking on cobblestones is the worst (hello, discomfort). So we mostly walked it.

Summertime

Destination: Islands Brygge Havnebadet. Copenhagen’s iconic harbor pool.

Summertime - Islands Brygge

Like, an actual pool in the marina. Smack dab in the middle of the harbor. Literally the coolest concept ever, and a very neat place to people-watch.

And by people-watch I mean belly-flop-watch, obviously.

Summertime - Islands Brygge

All these guys had the same idea.

Summertime - Rain Clouds
Summertime - Islands Brygge
Summertime - Islands Brygge
Summertime - Islands Brygge
Summertime - Islands Brygge
Summertime - Islands Brygge
Summertime - Kayaking

A bit further down, we stumbled upon some guys playing a strange looking kayak-water polo hybrid. Absolutely ridiculous, but hilarious to watch.

Summertime - Islands Brygge

And then we found sort of Asian festival that was happening too. 20kr to get in, though, and we were feeling cheap. So we just oggled from outside.

Summertime - Islands Brygge

Then it was time to find ice cream. As is de rigueur for any successful summertime outing.

Summertime - Ice cream
Summertime - Ice cream
Summertime - Ice cream
Summertime - Ice cream

This was a scoop of pistachio and coffee, which I then proceeded to drip all down my shirt. #classy

Summertime - IB
Summertime - clouds

We took our ice creams back along the water to work on that sunburn. But then these epic looking clouds rolled in and it started to rain.

Summertime - Harbor

So we walked about 800 meters further down, and voila! No rain here. Just some kayakers (jealous), the Dome of Visions (which they’re permanently removing, sadface), and the Black Diamond library.

Summertime - Circle Bridge
Summertime - Circle Bridge

This strange looking beauty is the Cirkelbroen, or Circle Bridge, designed by Olaf Eliassen.

Summertime - Circle Bridge

The bridge is entirely functional, all the while inspiring another one of those “Damn, Copenhagen, you fine” moments.

Summertime - Circle Bridge
Summertime - Circle Bridge

AKA, the entire city in a nut shell.

It was the breathtaking day, the kind you wish you could replay over and over. So much sun and smiles; truly makes me sad to be leaving this place.

xoxo

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