October 13

On the bus to work today, I noticed the trees have started to change colours and it struck me then how much I like seasons, they put things in perspective and make me more aware of the passing of time, which I guess is a healthy reminder that comes in handy every now and then.

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Friday was Culture Night in Copenhagen, a fantastic evening in which “museums, libraries, educational establishments, theatres, musical venues, churches and many other institutions representing art and culture will open their doors to the public” in a cheerful celebration that is packed with concerts, exhibitions, free drinks and more than 600 events around the city. It’s wonderful. I remember that last year, my friend Teemu from Finland was visiting, and we joined some of my mates and went to the Calrsberg Brewery, just because they were giving away free beer. I had fun but in hindsight, it was somewhat dull.

This year, however, Kat was at the helm and she managed to put together a really nice tour around the city centre: we started at Cinemateket, where Carlos and Marisa joined us and we all had some pictures taken and photoshopped into a movie posters; then headed to the Spanish Tourist Office to have a look at a series of travel posters and free tapas and wine, followed by a quick stop at Nikolaj Kunsthal, an old church converted into an art gallery, which was hosting “Pixelade”, an exhibition by visual artists Malene Bang and Katja Løgstrup-Hansen and game developers from Copenhagen Game Collective. Nothing spectacular but still, worth seeing, especially the green lasers room, which was cool to have pictures taken. I think that if it hasn’t been packed with screaming kids, we would have enjoyed the exhibition a bit more.

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After Nikolaj, we visited Frederik’s Church (or Marmorkirken, as it it’s known), a stunning church boasting the largest dome in Scandinavia: a beautiful 31-meter roof resting on twelve columns, which was probably inspired by St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Stunning building. We then walked to the War Museum to see a humurous historical reenactment of the Battle of Als (1864) and then headed to The Living Room for coffee and cake, to wrap up a very fun evening, which wouldn’t have been that fun if it wasn’t for Kat, who not only provided perfect planning but real-time translation when needed. She’s ace.

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Saturday and Sunday were pretty quiet, I picked up our Queens of the Stone Age poster from the framing shop and finally got our home cinema working properly. Now we just need to do a bit of drilling to the poster up and the speakers fixed to the walls, that should be happening sometime this week…

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