The man threw the stick into the air and watched as his dog bolted in its direction. The furry animal, with dark, stringy fur, picked up the stick with his mouth and brought it back to his owner.
A woman in running gear jogged passed the dog and his owner. A faint smile appeared on her exhausted face as she watched the two of them run back and forth. She slowed down her pace to watch the interaction, and sped up when the dog sat down to rest.
I watched them as the sunlight reflected off of my bike, making it glisten. Its purple color matched the color of the sky as the sun set against the colorful Copenhagen houses. The trees surrounding the canal darkened as the sunlight slowly disappeared; their disproportioned shadows grew taller and longer with each passing moment.
The winter was dark and dreary, with heavy clouds hanging low over Copenhagen. However, it failed at making everything look lackluster because of the cheerful and colorful architecture displayed throughout the city. The snow decorated the city in such a beautiful way, making everything seem more peaceful and serene. Danish hygge fought against the short days and long nights in an attempt to make the winter pass faster.
When springtime came around, there was a spark in everyone’s eyes. More people were outside, enjoying a cold beer and taking longer bike routes home just to be outdoors more. The canals were full of people brave enough to jump into the icy waters, and people dangled their feet off of the bridges as pedal boats passed underneath. Everything became more alive.
As you all know by now, Copenhagen is my favorite city in the world. If you want to know a bit more about the Danish culture, read my post 14 Habits You’ll Pick Up Living in Copenhagen (its had over 21,000 views!). In this post, I’m going to show you my favorite pictures from when I was living in Copenhagen. Some of them are major attractions (Nyhavn, The Little Mermaid), while others are a sneak peak into what life is like as a local (Botanical Gardens, Frederiksberg Gardens, The Lakes).
Here are the snapshots of Copenhagen:
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