Architecture in Denmark

I was recently very lucky to accompany my pupils for a one-week school trip in Denmark. We got to visit many museums and places in Hillerød and Copenhagen. It also gave me the opportunity to take some new photographs, which I will share now.

First, let me start with some pictures of architecture. As you can see below, I have enjoyed taking black and white photographs.

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This is a corridor in Louisiana, a modern art museum. This place is incredibly beautiful and the exhibitions were very interesting.

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Somewhere near the main river, just on the other side of Christiniasborg.

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This is another corridor, but outside. It was taken at the National History museum.

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These are the stairs going down to the entrance of the Danish Architecture Centre, where I was lucky to see an incredible exhibition about young people developing ideas to preserve the planet.

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The only photo in colours. This was taken at Nyhavn. It is so full of tourists and restaurants that I had troubles taking a good pictures of the colourful houses. The day after, we went on a boat trip and I seized the occasion for this amazing shot.

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Interrail – Architecture

Last April, I went to Canada, and still haven’t posted any picture. However, during summer, I went on a three-week trip across Europe, visiting some of the main cities in the western countries. I took so many pictures that it took me a long time to sort them out. Here are some of my favourite ones, related to architecture.

Boulogne-sur-Mer (Hometown)

I have shared on this blog many pictures of my trips in different places of Europe, but I realised I haven’t shared a lot of the city I come from : Boulogne-sur-Mer, located on the coast in the North of France. So, here we are !

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4 buildings, designed by Pierre Vivien.

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Outside and insite the cathedral, designed by Benoit-Agathon Haffreingue

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Four buildings and a tower (in which I lived for two years). View of the port.

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Eglise Saint-Nicolas, Place Dalton, in the centre of the city

Art & Literature in Paris (or, Three good reasons to read this article)

No need for me to tell you that Paris is an amazing city if, like me, you love art, architecture and literature.

I only spent a weekend there recently and I thought I should talk about some discoveries that I made, as well as publish some pictures (I lost my memory card so I used my phone, low quality..).

Literature:
If you love English books, Shakespeare and Co is the perfect place to find them. The bookshop has a great collection of classics, including stories and poems from the Beat Generation (which I love), contemporary literature and non-fiction books. The staff is welcoming and very helpful.

You might even find yourself there at a time when someone is playing the piano. Surrounded by all those books, and knowing a little bit about the history of the bookshop, I felt like I had gone back in time to the beginning of the 20th century.

Art:
There are so many museums in Paris that if you are there for a weekend only, you will have troubles choosing the right one to visit. I hesitated between the Louvre (I’m French and have never visited it) and the Musée Pompidou. Because it was its 40th anniversary, I decided to visit Pompidou.

If you have never seen the architecture of the building, it is worth having a look! It is very modern (considering its age), and whether you like the style or not, the museum is very impressive among the Parisian buildings.

I loved the exhibition on Russian artists, especially the work of Vladimir Yankilevsky (click here for his website). Among other works, we were able to discover his “Anatomy of feelings” collection. It is definitely an exhibition that I would advise anyone to see.

There were so many artists that I liked, some I have written down the name but haven’t had time to look closely at their work, that it would be hard for me to tell you about them all. I can only advise to go and check them for yourselves.

Photography:
Like I have said before, I did not use my camera but my phone. The pictures aren’t perfect but they can give you an idea of what I saw (especially the view from the top of the Pompidou museum).

My first exhibition!

If you go back a few months on my blog, you’ll see that I went to Iceland in July. I have published a few pictures, but not my favorite ones. I knew already that I was going to have them exhibited and didn’t want to spoil the surprise (for those who would be able to see it).

The exhibition (which I called Ég tala ekki íslensku*) has started this morning in my favorite café in Boulogne-sur-Mer (North of France), the Kawa Coffee House. I am really happy that it is taking place there, as I consider that place as my second home.

The photographs can be seen until the end of January. There might be another exhibition somewhere else but I still need confirmation, so hurry up if you’d like to discover a part of my work.

 

*I don’t speak Icelandic

Amsterdam

It was my first visit of Amsterdam, but not the last! The city is amazing, full of surprises. I especially loved the architecture, the crooked buildings and of course, the canals. I spent only a short time there and I haven’t been able to visit any museum or try to find the best independent café (which I love to do when I travel!).

 

Oh, and I found my favorite shop in Amsterdam.

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