Tourists and Residents

This easter we wanted to show the kids our countrys capitol. While both my wife and I have been there many times over the years, I cannot say the same for the children. So we decided to take a mini-break and play national tourists.

Copenhagen is marvellous. A 3 hour drive from Aarhus makes it well within reach of a quick drive. The distances in our small country isn’t really a hindrance for anything.

Planning a trip containing both amusements and cultural highlights isn’t easy when the childrens ages range from 2 over 5 to 7.

We decided not to stress anything, and just plan on showing them “Rundetårn” and the Royal Palace of Amalienborg. A tour of the canals was a must as well. We also had plans for the Zoo, but apparently the kids wanted to visit the streetfood market instead!

On the trip I brought my trusty X70, X-Pro2 with the XF23mm f/1.4 and the XF35mm f/2 as well as my newly acquired Leica M240 with the 35mm Summicron and the 50mm Summilux. A great combination where I could switch between a 50 on one body and a 35 on the other, as well as having a 28 in my pocket.

Copenhagen was, as usual, alive with all sorts of characters. And we really had some great weather as well. Cold, but sunny. I sorted the images in days. Day 4 was in part spent visiting my mother in the small city of Haderslev in the south of Denmark.

So. Here’s my little visual travel itinerary.


Day 1 – Characters and views

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Day 2 – Lights and Boats


Day 3 – Soldiers and quarterly culinary


Day 4 – Outbound and Safety