First time in Scandinavia : Copenhagen & Malmö

Last december, I went to Copenhagen with my family for a nice 4-days-holiday-trip. I’d been begging my family to go and discover Scandinavia for quite some time, as I’ve always felt attracted by this part of the globe. Finally discovering scandinavian lifestyle, design and cities was for me a big excitement !

While there, we also decided to visit Malmö, Sweden’s third city in size, that’s only a 30-minutes train ride from Copenhagen.

Most of the photos I took during this trip depict buildings and other stuffs I found to be interesting to photograph in a minimalistic way, I guess I was inspired by Scandinavia and what I had learnt about it prior to this trip, concerning design especially.

Nyhavn street certainly is Copenhagen most iconic area, the one harbour you see on every post-cards. Consisting of a long straight alignment of colorful buildings (eateries and shops for the majority, surrounding a sea channel that continues into the city). Strolling around will give you a nice idea of what the city has to offer in term of traditional architecture. The only downside of this charming place is that it’s quite crowded obviously.

At the end of Nyhavn, facing a large jetty, stands the Royal Danish Playhouse, currently under refurbishment when we were there. The playhouse’s architecture is everything you’d expect from a scandinavian building : modern, aerial, straight, thus very good-looking. Such an inspiring place that I decided to fire a few shots with the Samyang ultra wide-angle (borrowed for winter break), perfect for architecture I believe !

Before visiting, I was expecting to see much more cyclists, my ideas being skewed by my scandinavian clichés for sure. Truth is : it was nothing like Amsterdam !

We are entering a part of the series that’s more about architecture, started in Copenhagen, continued in Malmö, Copenhagen’s swede sister.

While wandering around Malmö, we wanted to see Turning Torso, Scandinavia’s tallest building, which shape is supposed to mimic a human torso writhing. We passed through an industrial zone before finally reaching out to the tower.