Project 2021: April

From 18 degrees to snow and almost freezing temperatures in a couple of days: April is as unpredictable as always. Still, the unusually long alder pollen season slid seamlessly into the birch pollen season. The reopening of Danish society after three months of Covid-19 shut-down is just as slow and tentative as the arrival of spring.

Vangede: Nymosen – Geese
Buddinge: Club 222 (after-school club for children)
Odense: Pandamic
Odense: Stålstræde
Saturday: The door to my home office
Odense: On campus for the first time since January
Odense: Former building of the School of Social Work
Gladsaxe: The tulip that got away

Project 2021: March

Most shops reopened at the beginning of March after two and a half months of near-total lockdown. Following a burst of winter in February, spring is coming. Vaccines are delayed.

Odense Å at dusk
Odense: Odeons Kvarter at night
Odense: Keep right-sign
Odense: Østre Stationsvej. Catenary works for the light rail line are under way
Gladsaxe: Høje Gladsaxe Park
Gladsaxe: Vandledningsstien. Reservoir
Odense: Torvegade
Gladsaxe: Little signs of spring

Project 2021: February

With Denmark still in Covid lockdown and days filled with online classes and meetings, we had first snow and frost bringing some much-needed light and then a rapid change of weather. A major part of the lockdown is due to end on March 1, but most teaching is still online and museums, concert venues etc. are still closed.

Odense: Brandts Passage
Odense: Benedikts Plads in the snow
Odense: Ramsherred with the Hans Christian Andersen House
Odense: Skt. Knuds (Odense Cathedral) in the winter sun
Teaching: Breakout rooms in Zoom
Kgs. Lyngby: Ice on Lyngby Sø
Odense: Overstræde
Frikadeller
Odense: Kulturmaskinen with a view towards Vestergade

Project 2021: January

I will try to revive this blog for 2021 with a monthly post showing some on the photos I have taken during the last month. Here is January 2021 with Denmark in a near-total lockdown

Odense: Brandts Passage at night
Odense: Fisketorvet being rebuilt
Odense: Klingenberg, Magasin du Nord during the second lockdown
Odense: Albani Torv. Distanced waiting for the ATM
Odense: Campus Niels Bohrs Allé during lockdown
Kgs Lyngby: Lyngby Hovedgade/Klampenborgvej on a Saturday afternoon
Kgs Lyngby: Lyngby Storcenter
Kgs Lyngby: Mobile Covid-19 test centre

Bonus:

2020 in photos

2019 in photos

Project 52 – 2013: Week 52 (and the Final Photo)

When I joined the Project 52 – 2013 group I was a bit concerned if I could would be able to post photos for every theme. As it was, I missed by one photo (week 50) but given the way 2013 turned out, 51 out of 52 is an acceptable result in my view. Anyway, the theme for the last week of 2013 was zealous and the bargain-hunting shoppers entering and exiting Magasin in Copenhagen was an obvious choice despite the hopeless lightning conditions.

On a technical note, all photos were taken with my iPhone 4S. Some have been staged (teddy bears don’t really move by themselves) others snapshots. Also, some have been lightly edited with the apps available for iOS.

Zealous Shoppers

Project 52 – 2013: Week 49

Across the Great Belt during a storm (Wintry)

I posted this earlier but decided to use the photo as my contribution to the Project 52 – 2013 group on Flickr and consequently I deleted the first post and repost the photo in an edited version.

The photo was taken from an InterCity train passing the Great Belt Bridge during the storm which hit Denmark on December 5. Train traffic was limited during the day and eventually cancelled, starting in Jutland so the train which was originally bound for Flensburg and Esbjerg ended in Odense.

Project 52 – 2013: Week 46

Reflections (Therapeutic)

I had to spend four months on sick leave in early 2012 due to stress and the entire experience was a powerful reminder that you need to set up limits to your work and that it is essential to take time off to relax and put your daily routines into perspective. A quiet walk along the river is on of the things that can do the trick for me – and as this week’s theme was “therapeutic”, I offer you the reflections on the quiet surface of the river passing through central Odense.