Danish Duck

Danish Duck

Earlier in the year, during Sydney Festival, you may recall there was a "giant rubber duck" in Sydney. As with the snails which are currently part of "Art & About" festival, it was one of those great public art projects which captured Sydney's imagination, able to transcend generations and inspire a child-like wonder in us [...]

From Amsterdam to Reykjavik

Not exactly sure where, but possibly some islands off the coast of Norway.

I wasn't entirely sure why the train trip from Amsterdam to Copenhagen would take fifteen hours. Leaving at 7.00pm on Sunday night and arriving at 10.00am Monday seemed like an awfully slow train. I booked it because it was the easiest, cheapest way for me to get from Amsterdam to Copenhagen. Yes, I know I [...]

Sunday in Copenhagen

Recording equipment on the wall of a cafe in Copenhagen

The barmaid received a spontaneous round of applause for the way in which she handled the "trouble-makers" seated in the corner. Neither Sue nor I could work out what was going on. As they took their seats at the corner table, it was pretty evident they'd already had a fair bit to drink. But with [...]

Saturday in Copenhagen

Canal Tour in Copenhagen

The Museum of Danish Resistance 1940-1945 is surprisingly good. We went along expecting something quite small. I think our expectation was based on some publicity we had read which indicated the museum tour (in English) was less than an hour. In the end, I think we spent well over an hour there, and could have [...]

The Little Mermaid is Little

"It's the second-most disappointing tourist attraction in the world", Martin told us, as we were about to make our way towards Copenhagen's "Little Mermaid". Made internationally famous through the work of Hans Christian Anderson, and later through the Disney film, "The Little Mermaid" is one of those things you should definitely cross off your list [...]

Hello Copenhagen

View from the train between Berlin and Copenhagen

I was awoken this morning by a text message. The truth be told, I'd heard a few messages come in throughout the night, but since I'm on holiday, and since I'm in Berlin, I hadn't bothered to look at them. They were, of course, a series of messages concerning the latest challenge (or non-challenge) to [...]

Radio Days Conference – Day 2

Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi from Pirate Bay with the original servers at Radio Days Conference in Denmark

The day started and ended in a way with the word “spectrum”. The second day of the conference was only for half a day, and therefore not as intensive as yesterday. There was still a lot packed in though, and we had a nine o'clock start which I thought was a little ambitious for the [...]

Ø’Brien

Copenhagen Cafe

I rang my sister Pat today to wish her happy birthday. Pat isn't her real name, but that's what we call her because she was born on St Patrick's Day. And why not? Our ancestry is mostly Irish Catholic. I also caught up with some of the family who moved from Dublin to Denmark after [...]