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#014: Copenhagen 1978 vs. 2007

How does an urban environment alter in the space of almost 30 years? Copenhagen is a city that has seen a large amount of redevelopment over the past few years. So much has changed although much remains the same. Peep it.

Copenhagen

An aerial shot looking over Copenhagen towards the main square and Tivoli Gardens (on the left). Just some of the city’s famous spires can be seen. Half of the road below has now been turned into cycle lanes.

The tower on top of the Town Hall.

Copenhagen

Copenhagen

Tivoli Gardens. The pagoda is still there but shares the gardens with more energetic tourist attractions such as this rollercoaster.

Copenhagen

One of Copenhagen’s famous spires - The Dragon Tower…

Copenhagen

You can see it again in the background here. Copenhagen has many of these canals.

Copenhagen

Copenhagen

These unusual ‘lighthouse’ boats can still be found in the city’s waterways.

Copenhagen

Copenhagen

One of the nicest spots in Copenhagen, it remains exactly the same in 2007. The canal is popular for restuarants and cafes and displays some of the great colourful houses Denmark is known for.

Copenhagen

Copenhagen

These days you won’t see soldiers in these boxes very often.

Copenhagen

You’re more likely to catch some traditional military action at the grandiose changing of the guard ceremony, held every day outside the residence of the Royal Family.

Copenhagen

The Marble Church.

Copenhagen

Notice the difference in the church’s appearance between 1978 and 2007 - from black and gold to light green. That’s because the roof must have been recently re-clad and exposed copper takes around 30 years to react with oxygen in the air to turn green!

Copenhagen

Copenhagen

The famous Geffion Fountain which sits in the park near the military quarter of the city now shares the park with many other statues…

Copenhagen

Nearby however is the most famous of Copenhagen’s attractions - The Little Mermaid.

Copenhagen

Between these two photos being taken The Little Mermaid has had her right arm amputated, has been decapitated and has been blown off her stone with explosives but she still looks in good health!

Copenhagen

Another sculpture, this one of an immense bear. Much better than the mermaid!

Copenhagen

Elsinore, Hamlet’s castle, is found just outside Copenhagen at Odense.

Copenhagen

Odense has always included a ferry port and it’s only a short trip across the water to Sweden. Both these photos taken from a ferry no doubt.

Copenhagen

Inside Elsinore.

Copenhagen

1978 photos taken by Bill Hoppett (R.I.P.) - 2007 photos taken by The Po and Matt G

2 Responses to “#014: Copenhagen 1978 vs. 2007”

  1. digs86 Says:

    yao! nice post - black and gold…nuts
    the timeshift is interesting - some shots almost taken from the same physical location.
    quite an eerie feeling with the 78′ images - the lower contrast perhaps.

    tim your mapping the flux of time / fuckin with time man!Q$24
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    you better be careful or something crazy might happen….POP
    ‘why is tim dissapearing from this photo I have of him???’

    nice one BRAP we must link soon - PEACE.

  2. digs86 Says:

    dude i got it! - it’s the lack of people in the 78′ photos!

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