The youngest toddler has personally tested and valuated the newly built and supervised but public playground in Gunløgsgade at Islands Brygge. It is built on top of an underground parking facility, a bonus for the automobile enthusiastic kids like The Little Guy. It has everything for younger kids. Swing, huge sandbox, bicycles, go carts, a basket/football area and much more. Open from 10. The result of the toddler test: 5 stars! Great place, it will be one of our new favourite hang out places, on our stay-home-from-nursery days. Plus they offer a neat and nice new restroom, with baby changing station. See you around, one of these days when the sun is out
Read the whole article here
That day by the numbers: www.nytimes.com
Where were you that day, in that moment when you heard? I bet you remember vividly. I do. It is our generation’s JFK moment. The Day of 9/11.
It was an ordinary Monday. The youngest daughter was at a birthday party with one of her best friends. Peter and I were in Gilleleje to pick up his new pair of glasses. It was a great late summer’s day. I went into a small fashion store, I wasn’t going to buy anything, we had already bought our flights tickets for our first family tour to New York City, with the kids and Peter’s mom. In a month I would be in New York for the first time of my life, and one thing I knew I wanted to experience was the view from The Twin Towers. Peter was outside the shop, on the cell phone. He looked serious. When I came out he said: Someone has just crashed a plane into The World Trade Center. We couldn’t figure out what that meant. At home, we turned on the TV and watched the world fall apart. We cried. And we still do when we think of that day. A day that changed the world.
We went to ground zero a month later. But what we saw was devastating. I will never forget. The flags and the names of the lost. A loss of the world as we knew it.
Went to this interesting and very kids friendly museum, Orlogsmuseet, The Royal Danish Naval Museum at Overgaden Oven Vandet 58, at Christianshavn. Easy to find, walking distance from Strøget, a few minutes walk from the Metro at Chrisitanshavns Torv, or jump off the canal boats, close to Christiania (not fond of the place but have noticed that tourists are, I figure if they charged the tourist 20 Dkr to enter, they could soon finance some long needed remodelling, but I guess that’s not the deal there) in a cozy neighbourhood, plenty to look at. On a rainy day or if your toddlers need to run loose or you simply just find naval models extremely amusing and amazing, then this is definitely the place to go! Lots of floor space, few visitors, lots of amazing naval models, actually one of the world’s finest collection, a separate children’s museum designed for play, experience a submarine, and much more. Plenty of space to take the stroller through the museum and a lift to get up and down to the different exhibition floors. Great place. And if you visit on a Wednesday it’s even for free. Only minus, they didn’t have a changing mat for baby even if the sign on the restroom said so. Well, we are in a high spirited mood today, so the overall rating for kids- and other users- friendliness is 4 pirate skulls:
Orlogsmuseet’s website in English: www.orlogsmuseet.dk
Opening hours: Tuesday- Sunday 12pm- 4pm, Monday closed. Tickets: Adult 60,- Dkr, Children 0-17 years free, Wednesdays free, Copenhagen Card free, and if you have a same day ticket from Tøjhusmuseet- The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum.
A young pirate at the children’s museum
Couldn’t resist going to a flea market at Zentropa Studios in Hvidovre this weekend. Don Lasse and friend sold out of some of the props used in Lars Von Triers movie’s Dogville (starring Nicole Kidman if you should have missed it) and Manderlay, and even though it wasn’t the most interesting stuff on earth, it was still pretty cool, so I got away with an old wooden cheese box, 2 old glasses, 2 ceramic bowls (made in USA), an exit sign and a glass washboard. Great stuff, and they promised me it had all been used in the movies. Gotta see them both again and look out for my Lars Von Trier merchandise.
Great place he got, Mr. Aalbæk, love the hangars and the roughness of the whole area. A shame with the housings though, makes it a bit too ordinary.
The new marketplace in Copenhagen, near Nørreport station (S-train, buses, Metro, Regionaltog, Oresundstog), Torvehallerne at Israels Plads has just opened. You will find 74 shops and coffee shops inside and some outside, lots of specialities from Denmark, lunch restaurants, baker shops, butchers, fishmongers and a few shops with fresh farm products. Fancy and good looking shops, but has very little to do with a traditional farmers market with lots of fresh produce right from the country side, if you ask me. I know you didn’t, but I’ll tell you anyway. But it looks inviting, lots of interesting and delicious products, a neat place to see if you’re visiting from abroad. And they can offer nice and clean restrooms, with wheelchair accessibility, and hopefully an upcoming changing facility for babies., read more about Copenhagen restrooms at Need 2 Go Now Places
And as an extra treat, if you drop by a Saturday, you’ll find an antique flea market on the other side of Israels Plads, read more here
For the older kids, Israels Plads can even offer a neat and newly remodelled playground, at the far back side close to the Ørsted Park by the Car park, read more here.
Opening hours for the new Torvehallerne are: Monday Closed, Tuesday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.
Fake or not, I found him cheap and think he looks nice on the shelf with some other flea market findings. The Sprite Boy appeared in the early 1940′s to 1953 in commercial advertising as posters, signs, cartoons, toys and games. He is still a very popular figure and is being reproduced on various Coca-Cola merchandise. His name has nothing to do with the later soft drink of same name, Sprite wasn’t introduced to the market before 1961. The Sprite Boy was created during a campaign in order to help make the name “Coke” official for Coca-Cola. At first when people started using the nick name Coke for the popular soft drink, the Coca-Cola company wasn’t very fond of the idea, and discouraged the use of the term, but finally accepted it in 1941, when people kept using the nick name. And so, with the invention of The Sprite Boy, created by artist Haddon Sundblom, Coke is now synonymous with Coca-Cola everywhere you go, in the whole wide world.
About the fakeness, I’ll do that one later.
Came by the ALDI store and found genuine American Trader Joe popcorn and other stuff for the upcoming weekend. Mmm, love fridays….