Another tick to the list! Copenhagen (and Denmark in general) likes to be at the top of the ranks.
Recently Copenhagen was awarded one of the happiest places to live. This doesn't mean, however, that people laugh constantly on the streets, on the train or while shopping. It just means that the Danes have voted for the highest points for various questions concerning their work-life balance. Maybe it is truly what they think, or maybe it is just because they are too proud to say that there are problems in their country. But that's not for me to say (wink).
Now, Copenhagen happens to be the Greenest city in the world. I won't go into details about why Copenhagen was awarded this title but it is mainly for ambitious climate plan and commitment to cycling.
All I have to say is that earlier this month (December) I visited London and I was amazed with all the Christmas lights everywhere; then I visited Stockholm and I was amazed with all the Christmas lights everywhere; then I walked around Copenhagen many times and I was amazed with how poor Christmas lighting was here.
Is being green turning all the lights off?
Copenhagen is a beautiful city with amazing buildings but the lighting of its monuments is quite poor compared to other capitals and cities. I saw building work in the centre of Copenhagen that was more lit than Børsen, the oldest stock exchange in Denmark built in 1619–1640 by Christian IV. WHY?
Copenhagen will celebrate the green capital title with events throughout 2014. I will be there with my infrared night-vision glasses to see the amazing electricity-free shows. I might not be able to add photos to this blog though...