Trying something new today - VIDEO!! These night shining clouds appeared Friday just before midnight. I did it as a time lapse so I can show you something, that you can’t see with the naked eye; movement. The clouds actually flies in approximately 90 km up in the sky, on the very edge of space, which makes them visible from very far but hard to see move.
The yellow wall, separating Assistens Cemetery and Nørrebrogade, is iconic to Nørrebro and Copenhagen. Before I moved to Copenhagen 10 years ago, I heard Thomas Buttenschøn singing about pissing on that wall, I saw it set the scene for the big demonstrations after the clearing of Ungdomshuset in 2007. I don’t now what makes this wall so special. Maybe it’s the frame between life and death, between Allé the hassle and all the silence or between the urban density and a green breathing space.
Do you recognize these stairs? . Architect: @lundgaardtranberg
This weekend, Køge Nord Station has finally opened its stairs and platforms to the public, as a big part of the new high speed line between Ringsted and Copenhagen. The station was initiated by HRH The Crown Prince this Friday. Design: @cobearchitects @dissingweitling and @cowigroup
Okay, so this was really my money shot from the day visiting the LEGO House.. I didn’t really had much time as the sun already had set, and the light was reduced significantly minute by minute. At least I brought my tripod, which turned the whole situation into my favor - and gave me the opportunity to create this surreal look to the photo - I would love to have some more time there another time though. . Architect: @big_builds
I know, I know.. Haven’t this been seen many times before? Sometimes you just have to go photograph it for your own challenge and experience - and I will say that this photo isn’t as straight forward as you may think.. But please trust me when I say that I’m not that kind of guy, who travel far to get the exact same image as I’ve seen in a magazine... . Architect: @plharkitekter
Bjarke Ingels is really productive these years, and almost no matter where in Denmark you will find yourself, you can find some kind of work by BIG nearby. In 2017 the “home of the the brick”; Billund, was gifted with the LEGO House, designed by BIG for the Kirkbi and LEGO foundations.
The 17th of April 2018, I went to Teglholmen and photographed this very spectacular building by @danielsenarchitecture Exactly one year later, I found myself photographing the exact same building from the exact same spot. I have been photographing (on and off ) for many years, but it was around that time, that I decided to apply it to Instagram, and be more serious about it. For that reason I decided to take it as a challenge, see how my style and skills has developed. Which place would you like to see me revisit, next?
Last week my cousin and good friend Ida Elisa paid me a visit in Copenhagen. Among cafè visits and spring sunshine, we went to Cisternerne at Frederiksberg, to see the current installation, which seems to have a quite clear message! Do you get it? Installation by @superflexstudio exhibited at @cisternerne Model @idaelisa ravn
The 28th of March 2015 I discovered this place for the first time, with a group of my nearest friends. Standing here 4 years later awakens a lot of memories. At the same time it reminds me about how much, that have happened in this relatively short time. Stevns Klint and the 700 year old church (Højerup Gl. Kirke ) is one of the most spectacular places in Denmark. When it was build, it was placed at a safe distance from the coast, but in 1928 the ocean had eaten so much in shore line, that part of the church fell into the sea.
Last week I met with @kasperholmjensen to do a collab-shoot of the new forest tower at Camp Adventure, but when arrived it turned out to be closed.. To turn the failed mission into a succes, we looked up some cool places within a half hour range (The time with light, was against us ). We went to Stevns Klint, and the lighthouse center, and succeeded somewhat anyways. Thanks for a nice trip!
I wasn’t able to find any information about this building on Rochstraße in Berlin. It looks like a building from the 60’s or 70’s - a time where the demand for housing where high and the construction business was systematized and industrialized. To me it seems a bit misplaced, with it’s central location amongst exclusive hotels, close to Hackescher Markt. Do you know anything about this building?
Berlin is famous for the wall that once split the city in two. East Side Gallery is the longest piece of the Berlin Wall still standing, with its 1,3 kilometers. Today it is a gallery founded to celebrate the reunification of Berlin and Germany. This piece is made by Schimal Gimajew - of course there is more than what you see here 😉
The Oberbaumbrücke has so much history behind it, that I don’t even know where to start. It was build in 1896 and designed by Otto Stahn. Today, the bridge connects Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg with road, rail and pedestrian walkway.. But it hasn’t always been like that. In the WWII the middle section was bombed away, to stop the red army from the east. Since repaired, but a wall appeared during the Cold War, only letting pedestrians over (if they were allowed )... Phew 😅That a of history lot for a 120 year old bridge.
The Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer (Berlin Wall Memorial ) was the one place that left the deepest impression on me - by far actually. This historical place that have split friends and families for decades, has now changed to a place where they meet and have a good time. The memorial installations gives such a strong impression of how it was during the Cold War.
Teufelsberg west of Berlin is actually a man made hill. The hill consists of rubbles and debris from the buildings in Berlin, destroyed in the WWII. During the Cold War, the US National Security Agency built this listening station, to listen on the Soviet. There have been many plans for the old listening station, but till this day it remains abandoned- now as an attraction for street artists and tourists.
Staying in the minimalistic style with a photo of the Holocaust Memorial.. It was an amazing experience to see this. When you arrive, you think there are too many tourists, especially too many to get a good photo. But as soon as you enter it and goes between these massive concrete blocks you feel all alone. You slowly notice how the blocks are slanted, and the further in you get, the smaller you are. Well made!
Now to a more minimalistic style. We are staying with the Munich architect Stefan Braunfels and his parliamentary complex. Just next to Reichstag building you will find the Paul Löbe Haus. The entrance is both filigreed and airy, but the proportions and scale, still reminds you that you are entering something bigger than yourself.
This is just a fraction of Marie Elisabeth Lüders House, an office building with offices, library, service facilities as part of the parliamentary complex . The building is designed by the Munich architect Stephan Braunfels who also designed the bridge connected Paul Löbe Haus. Marie Elisabeth Lüders (1878-1966 ) was a significant person in German politic, and is known for being a politician fighting for women rights.
Reichstag Dome pt. 3 The dome of Reichstag in Berlin is a symbol of a reunited democratic Germany. The two helix shaped walkways leads around and to the top of the dome. The dome is made available to the public, with a view down to the chamber, to send a signal that the people is above the parliament.
Reichstag Dome pt. 2 The dome of Reichstag in Berlin has a large sun shade shield that follows the movement of the sun. This is protecting de underlying debating chamber of the parliament from direct sunlight and overheating. The hole light solution ads a lot of energy savings to the building, and was intended as an integrated sustainable solution.
Reichstag Dome pt. 1 Today I’ll post 3 photos from the inside of Norman Fosters masterpiece. In fact the original idea of a glass dome on top of Reichstag, came from Gottfried Böhm and the German parliament “forced” Foster to integrate it into his design. The mirror cone works as a reflector, dragging daylight into the parliament chamber.