Autumn is well and truly over here in Copenhagen. It is a bit cold but actually milder than it should really be. We have some good and bad days depending on the glacial wind. The wind is the killer element in Scandinavia! It can be so cold and sharp! Add a little bit of rain and you quickly understand why Father Christmas' beard is so over grown.
I haven't been much on the blog in the recent days but do not worry I haven't stopped taking photos. I just have to find the time to sort through them all. I have been doing a bit of dog photography, especially with the beautiful autumn colours - see a couple of images below.
But back to Copenhagen. I took the following photo recently when the sun was setting from a bridge called Knippelsbro. It is a great time for photos. Obviously in the winter this time of day is a lot earlier which could be a good thing sometimes.
Børsen, the Stock Exchange, is one of Copenhagen's oldest building. It was built by Christian's IV in 1619-1640. The idea was to develop the city into a commercial centre and so he wanted a stock exchange with 40 small stalls on the ground floor and a large room upstairs. It has become a landmark in Denmark mainly because of its dragon spire from 1625, representing the Kalmar Union between Denmark, Norway and Sweden, symbolising the close relationship between the 3 Nordic Countries.
A few months ago it was incredible to have sunlight until 10pm but these days it is pitch black by 4 pm. This doesn't stop the Danes from enjoying drinks in the evening and outside.