Yes I might have posted several times about Malmö, but this area just a little bit north of the city centre, called Vastra Hamnen is among my favourites! Still in walking distance from the centre (half an hour let’s say) it is a good opportunity to cross the city, parks and residential areas with great architecture (last photo) similar to the blocks built in southern countries with gardens and balconies (!!!!), and that is something you don’t often see in Scandinavia!
I love it for a weekend or even a day trip as I live in Copenhagen! From Copenhagen’s central station you can take the train, cross Øresund bridge and arrive in Malmo within half an hour!
Just recently I had the chance to attend a good friend’s graduation in Copenhagen University and we decided to pay a visit to the university nearby, that from the outside is pure glass and industrial design and on the inside…well, inside we were astonished.
I am not sure if the photos do any justice to this place, it was dark and I didn’t want to use the flash and annoy the students around, so a lot of edit had to take place in these pictures… But, I can safely say this is by far the best university building I have seen. From an architectural and educational point of view, I give my respect to the designer.
The rooms that extend out of the walls are actually group rooms so you can sit quietly with your group and work without running to each other’s houses or other noisy places. Moreover, you don’t feel closed in 4 walls, you actually have a view! The place was full of students playing board games and computer online games, since also I believe some of the university courses are game theory and game design. Cool, huh? The university was equipped with gym and a Friday bar, making it a very good choice for hanging out there instead of running in the city to find a place. Now, I briefly stayed there and had a look, but if I was a student again, I would love to be in a university like this one!
One of my favourite places to visit lately is Amager Strand. Families picnic together, kids rollerskate, couples lie on the beach, swimmers try watersports and of course I am sitting in one of the cafes there relaxing in a weekend. Here is part of what I described, I have been to Amager Strand so many times since I discovered it, so more will come! Enjoy the photos!