went to a wedding in alvesta and decided to make it into a little road-trip and see some more of this beautiful country. arrived at växjö early and brought breakfast with us. had our rugbrød from öland some cheese and avocado and a view. early morning quiet at växjösjön and so sunny and warm. after breakfast we went swimming. what a morning. the sculpture is by the art group: inges idee and called spiegel ball / mirror ball. they have made a lot of fun stuff. really like their 3D² basketball court in munich….check it out here
belated flashback friday…problems with the computer but now up and running again. kødbyen – the meatpacking district of copenhagen. carlsberg “district”. spend 2 weeks in århus because of work. århus city hall designed by arne jacobsen and erik møller. went to aros and saw ron muecks “boy”. ron mueck worked on one of my favorite shows on tv when i was a kid: the storyteller…remember those stories…i thought they were super great but very scary at the same time. watched them recently again and still think they are really really good. and as well labyrinth with david bowie…a classic. saw the exhibition with tony matelli – a human echo and edward munch – angst/anxiety…interesting stuff. james turrells milkrun III…what magic. a handwritten what to do in århus note….pretty neat handwriting. the ocean.
exploring red hook when we lived in williamsburg. it’s really a mix of everything…small cute houses, industrial feel, red hook housing projects, wine bars, fruit market, valentino pier where they show outdoor movies, you can see which movies at red hook flicks and you can catch a glimps of the statue of liberty while eating your lunch….i kinda fell in love. brought brown rice and tofu salad from mr. piña in williamsburg….this was our go-to grocery shop and they have great value fruits and greens and a super juice bar. you can catch the free ikea ferry shuttle from wall streets pier 11 to red hook. the top photo is of the entrance to steve’s authentic key lime pies and it looks like it has relocated since i’ve been there (just a little further down the street though)..remember i wrote about steve here. this is some of my favorite spots in red hook:
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the other day i watched the movie red hook summer. it’s spike lee’s 6. movie in the chronicles of brooklyn. the movie is set in the housing projects in red hook, and for me the tour through red hook and the story about the projects was more interesting than the movie. the NYCHA Red Hook Houses, is the largest public housing development in brooklyn, which accommodates roughly 5,000 residents. my last picture is from there. and the movie had the feeling of when i was standing there taking that picture. but check out the movie and judge for yourself.
went to statens museum for kunst and saw this piece by tomás saraceno cloud cities. some of the spheres are large enough to be entered by visitors…think that’s pretty amazing. the best coffee from kaffe og vinyl with great company. seeing the world through a kaleidoscope. our first and only snowman build this winter. the plan was to go to the zoo on christmas day with my parents but we all ended up going on a hike and some crazy tobogganing in mølle parken and brought home made glögg and vanilla christmas cookies… found a recipe for glögg at food52. more good days spend in skagen. outdoor lunch. for the love of succulents. det grå fyr (the grey lighthouse) in skagen is denmarks second highest lighthouse and very pretty i must say.
view from the terrasse. coffee with the best friends at the broken arm…we heard the coffee was amazing and it was and can add the cheesecake was fantastic as well. also had a little peak at their shop next door and must say i saw some goodies…just looking though. had a lunch picnic on one of the boats going out from pont neuf. a view of paris from montmartre. la basilique du sacré coeur de montmartre. signs. brought presents wrapped in swedish/norwegian map. great wine and lovely company at chez zanou.
had a great time visiting friends in paris. the weather was so and so but coffee and croissant was flowing so it didn’t matter. a peak into the apartment we rented and the view from the terrasse. it was just what we wanted and close to everything. we always use airbnb when we travel. really like the feeling of living in a “real” apartment. you can find the one we rented here. went to e. dehillerin an old kitchen supply shop…feels like your stepping into another time and place. never got the chance to go to the beef club but peeked in and the interior looked super cozy. an unmarked black door to the left of the restaurant will lead you downstairs to their cocktailbar called ballroom du beef club…not to shabby! patterns. a cup of café crème at cafe de centre at montorgueil. mairie de paris.
before moving from copenhagen my parents came to visit and we went to eat at manfreds…i stick to the veggie daily special and that day we also shared a chocolate mousse….scrumptious! a visit to the farmers market…they have good stuff but expensive. beetroot, apple ginger juice. danish smørrebrød at halvvejen…one of my favorite lunch places in cph. went in the opposite direction with the visit to simple raw...really liked their cashew yogurt. wascator used to be our neighborhood hang out…cheap straight up coffee and really good food. packing away our records..these two gentlemen are oldies but goodies. snack-time at a friends workshop.
went to bengans skivbutik at söder to buy a couple of presents. love the floors at this place.
before leaving copenhagen this happened: lots of chandeliers at this place. love of neon signs. we had a great goodbye dinner with some great ladies from duckling at mother. on our way north to our new home in our thermos, moving from sunny into snowy. sparkling art pieces at kongens nytorv. view of larsbjørnstræde and halifax, they serve a pretty decent burger. work: food styling for bitchslap magazine. trinkets and crooked old buildings.