Friday, November 24, 2006

Metropols Of The World table settings at Royal Copenhagen

Royal Copenhagen at Amagertorv 6 on Strøget have opened their annual table setting display. Every year for 43 years now, Royal Copenhagen has picked a theme and had 6 or 7 artists or notabilities set a table using Royal Copenhagen porcelain and silverware. This year the theme is "Metropols Of The World", and the metropols chosen are New York, Paris, Tokyo, Milan, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow and Copenhagen.

If you are the least interested in how to set a table or in Royal Copenhagen products, then don't miss this display. The imagination of some of these artists in combination with something often seen as a very mundane task is impressive, and just might inspire you to try some of these ideas out yourself.

It is a mystery why this event isn't mentioned on the Royal Copenhagen website, but at least you can find the opening hours on it so you'll know when to go. Enjoy this unique Copenhagen christmas event.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Tivoli opened for Christmas

Today Tivoli Gardens opens for Christmas, and will stay open until December 30. This is a seasonal must-see in Copenhagen, with a great atmosphere. Many little stalls where you can get "gløgg" (warm spicy red wine with chopped almonds and raisins), christmas cookies and even christmas tree decorations. Be aware that there are usually a lot of copenhageners visiting, with a lot of prams, so you won't exactly have Tivoli to yourself.

Monday, November 13, 2006

The Black Diamond on Copenhagen Pictures

Today the thread Downtown Copenhagen has seen a change. A picture from the inside of the Danish Parliament was removed and a picture of the new part of The Royal Library, Den Sorte Diamant or The Black Diamond, was added instead. It makes sense to include The Black Diamond in the thread on the Town Hall area as it is part of the significant changes that are taking place in the inner harbor in Copenhagen. The inner harbor is more and more a focal point of creative and impressive new architecture, and The Black Diamond is an important part of this development.

The new Copenhagen Opera was added to the Holmen thread previously for the same reason. The New Opera is an amazing building on several levels, and is part of the juvenation of the Copenhagen waterfront with its striking architecture.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Manchester United-fans in town

There are currently some 4000 Manchester United-fans in Copenhagen, for the Manchester United - FC København Champions League game tonight in "Parken". It is not in any way neccessary to tell them to have a lot of fun - they are obviously having a great time! :-)