Old Copenhagen

by jonnywhitlam

The older parts of town seem to populated with buildings of this lovely yellow.

These places are near the parliament building in what is a surprisingly quiet part of the city. I was drawn to the way the buildings have subsided, the way the textures of the bricks crept through the plaster and the relaxing feeling to the whole place that speaks volumes about the culture and atmosphere of Copenhagen.

Copenhagen is that bit more chilled out than other European capitals, and I hope these couple of pictures give a small feel for that.

I'm not certain, but I think these buildings date back to the early 1800s. Given the tumultuous history of this part of the world in the intervening 200 years it's great to see something like this survive the barrages Copenhagen went through in the Second World War.