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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Iceland Road Trip – Water

No need to have a PhD in science to know that water comes in different forms. Iceland in the winter is the perfect place to find all forms, sometimes all gathered in the same place. Here is a selection of photographs that were taken during my road trip, in which water is the focal point.

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Snow and liquid water in the same picture. It almost looks like a black and white photograph.

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After our snorkeling session in Silfra, we walked in þingvellir, where the first Icelandic Parliament was set.

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On the left is hidden Goðafoss, the Gods’ Waterfall. I already put a picture on my Instagram, so I decided to choose one of the river, as it flows in the snowy landscape.

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I did some experiments with my camera. Here is a picture of ice. The grass stuck in the water somehow looks like a fish. Am I the only one to see that?

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Jökulsarlon, where ice from the Vatnajökull derives into the ocean.

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Vik, with its black sand covered with snow, and its sometimes dangerous waves crashing onto the beach.

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Near Fluðir, we found an amazing hot pot, with a turf cabin to get changed. The spot was incredible, and because we went in the morning, we were alone there.

Iceland Road Trip – Roads

Well, it was a road trip. So I took photographs of some roads. Actually, I mainly took pictures of roads. But not so many are worth sharing.

I have made a selection of my favorite ones, which you can see now.

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The last one is more like a path than a road, but I loved the story behing the place : Dverghamrar, the Dwarves Cliff. It is believed that a community of dwarves lives in this area, and the cliffs are actually basalt columns. It is really beautiful, and easy to find (South of Iceland, near Vik, next to Road 1).

Iceland Road Trip – Lights

I hesitated about how to share my photographs on the blog. Either I would create a sort of day-after-day journal of my trip, or gather the photos into different themes.

I think the latter is a great solution, as it forces me to look at my pictures on a non-chronological level.

I will then start with the theme “Lights”. Because of how the weather is always changing in Iceland, I was able to play with lighting. Here are some photographs of the result.

 

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Northern Lights near Reykir (north-west of Iceland). We stayed at Grettis campsite. The picture is quite blurry, as I was not fully equiped.

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In Vik (South of Iceland) – I’d say that this represents perfectly the different skies that we saw during our trip, cloudy.

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This must be my favorite photo from the trip. It was taken in Reynisfjara, near the town of Vik (South of Iceland), on our last day. The sun was rising and already a lot of people were walking on the black sand.

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I wish I had a better equipment and more skills to offer better pictures. But that’s all I have. More pictures coming soon.

Iceland Road Trip – Winter 2019

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I am so excited to share some of my photographs from my road trip in Iceland. Almost three years ago, I was there during summer, and this time, I decided to go during winter, and try to see some northern lights.

With a friend, we rented a van in which we could sleep and drove around the country for seven days.

So, coming over the next few days will be photographs of our journey, as well as stories about the places we visited.

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