PHOTO: A Dark and Brooding Frederiksborg Palace in Hillerød, Denmark

Frederiksborg Palace near Copenhagen Denmark

Though I’m usually quite lucky with weather during my travels, an occasional storm is unavoidable. But inclement weather isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes, it evokes a mood that seems perfectly suited to a site, and that’s exactly what happened during my tour of Frederiksborg Palace. Within moments of our arrival, thunder rumbled overhead and … Read more

PHOTO: View Down Frederiksholms Kanal in Copenhagen, Denmark

View down Frederiksholms Kanal in Copenhagen, Denmark

This view down Frederiksholms Kanal is one of the prettiest sights in Copenhagen. The canal runs along one side of the small island of Slotsholmen, which is home to Christiansborg Palace and the Royal Stables. The Prince’s Mansion (upper left) once served as the official residence of the Crown Prince of Denmark. Today it houses … Read more

VIDEO: The Kladruber Horses of the Danish Royal Family

The Kladruber Horses of the Danish Royal Family

Like thousands of tourists before me, I made my way to Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark. But rather than join the queues waiting to visit the Parliament and Supreme Court, I decided to stroll around the exterior. At the rear of the palace, an electrified fence surrounded a pasture where two enormous white Kladruber horses … Read more

PHOTO: Copenhagen Harbour, From Industrial Eyesore to Recreational Wonderland

Boardwalk along Copenhage Harbour

Since its founding, Copenhagen, Denmark, has been inextricably linked to water. The earliest written mention of the Danish capital is found in a 12th century book, which referred to the city as “Merchants’ Harbour.” This was undoubtedly a reference to the waterway we now know as Copenhagen Harbour. This broad and sheltered inlet, which provides … Read more

Nicolas Nicolaou – A Copenhagen Designer Who Denounces the Artistic

Copenhagen desiner Nicolas (Nico) Nicolaou at Blue Bike Cafe with his D-time insulin delivery device

Copenhagen designer Nicolas Nicolaou has always had a rule: a design must have at least three improvements over similar products before he will consider producing it. And just being prettier doesn’t quality as a reason. I met Nico on a gloomy afternoon in Copenhagen, Denmark, after wandering for several hours around the city’s magnificent King’s … Read more