Our first travel experience this year. In a country we’ve never been before. What was supposed to be a spring kickoff turned out to be the peak of frosty winter. But we were there in our heavy boots and winter gloves, ready to embrace whatever moody Copenhagen has for us. We were not left empty-handed.
We’ve noticed a long time ago that every city has a rhythm, and that rhythm can change with the season. If we are able to pick up the rhythm, then it’ll be a city we love. Sometimes we are blown away by that magical rhythm, sometimes the magic happens gently, almost secretly. Sometimes we just can’t relate to the rhythm at all, and sometimes it just takes time while we find the harmony in it and learn to love it. Our first visit to Copenhagen in the middle of March was the latter.
The city was dominated by icy winds and sunshine. Even the occasional snow showers couldn’t break the power of the sun during those couple of days that we’ve spent there. Bright, white or grey and dark clouds were racing through the ever-changing sky. The landscape was dominated by the lack of green and the bald trees, but the golden rays of the sun gently touched everything.
Once we were not trying to look for the feast of colors and the ecstatic vibes of the summer, we started to see the winter beauty of the city.
The giant cathedrals and castles emerging from the grey background.
The shapes of bare branches.
Frozen lakes. Seagulls standing on the ice.
Mild colors and cotton candy clouds in the sky after sunset. The cosy vibe of the lights and decorations of cafés and restaurants in the evening.
We found harmony in the classical and modern architecture. We found amazing reflections. Serene views above the canals. Boats frozen into the water. Tulips and narcissus in front of the restaurants. And we found another little mermaid.
We made peace even with the wild winds. They come from the ocean after all. And we love the ocean – in spite of and because of its restless winds and waves.
Can you feel the rhythm of different cities? Which ones do you like the most?