Thursday, 16 August 2012

Central Station in Copenhagen, going back to the era of bicycles

Standing on a bridge you see the trains entering the covered outdoor platforms of the Copenhagen main train station. The arched metal roof looks great from above and underneath it. Parts of the station are very modern and occasionally you see some graffiti. What surprised us the most was the overkill of bicycles, they were everywhere. It was like going back in time. Where are the cars?

Van op een brug zien we de treinen de overdekte perrons van het Centraal station van Kopenhagen binnenrijden. De booggewelven van het metalen dak zien er groots uit van op deze brug, maar ook als je er onder staat. Delen van het station zijn zeer modern en af en toe zie je wat graffiti. We waren verrast van de hoeveelheid fietsen op het voetpad., ze waren gewoon overal. Het leek wel alsof we terug gingen in de tijd. Waar zijn de auto’s.? 
 
Central Station Copenhagen

Central Station Copenhagen

Central Station Copenhagen

Central Station Copenhagen

Central Station Copenhagen

Central Station Copenhagen

Central Station Copenhagen

Central Station Copenhagen

Central Station Copenhagen

Central Station Copenhagen

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14 comments:

  1. Coucou!! Géniale cette gare! elle est vraiment superbe et oui que de vélos!!! Bisousssssssss

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  2. Kopenhagen is echt 'in' de laatste tijd !
    mijn zoon was er op bezoek en vond het super !
    prachtige foto's

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  3. They are very wise, that's why they use bicycles, like in Holland/Amsterdam... or in China.:)
    Lovely fotos.
    Have a nice day.

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  4. I think it is wonderful to see so many bicycles, I was impressed by scenes like this at the stations and ferries in Asia as well.

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  5. Milieubewuster, Filip ?!
    Mooie foto's !
    Lie(f)s.

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  6. Yes, very impressed, in Polen in some citis you can see this some scene; thanks for your nice comment at me :)

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  7. great this post honey, i really love the photos!

    xx

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  8. Hey, I was here just last year! :-)

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  9. Overkill of bycicles... it made me laugh... you have got the eye, indeed! The chandelier is beautiful... your eye here again... wonderful, Filip! Wishing you and Kristel a relaxing weekend! Christa

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  10. Een oud station dat nog schoonheid uitstraalt door die rode bogen.

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  11. Maybe they are more environmentally conscious or there is no parking nearby. I have also seen lots of bicycles in China, but I think because most people can't afford a car and not for trying to be green.

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  12. Are these bicycles from today, or is that a photo from the past. There are certainly alot of bikes here. When I was in San Francisco, there were alot of electric skateboards. Just throw it in your backpack after you ride where you are going. Handy, but much less healthy that the ride.

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