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52 photographs #26: On the waterfront

52 photographs #26: On the waterfront

In total, I spent almost ten days in Copenhagen, most of those spent in meetings at the University. But I did have some time to walk around town and look for photographs. 

Looking back on those photographs now, I don’t feel I was particularly inspired. There are a lot of photographs of sea and people on bicycles.  Here is a photograph that does not feature either the sea or a bicycle. 

It’s nice that we can see out 

I can only hope for better better photographs in other cities…

52 photographs (2018) #25: In the round tower

52 photographs (2018) #25: In the round tower

Now, Copenhagen. Walking around on the city on a Saturday evening just after I arrived, I came across a round tower in the city centre. Inside, it looked like this:

In the round tower…

A smooth brick floor curves resolutely to the top of the tower. Some soft evening light shone through the windows.

Of course, I discovered once I got to the top that the Rundetaarn was once an astronomical observatory, built in 1642, thirty years before the Paris Observatory. Peering through a window near the top one can see instruments and telescopes. Today, the centre of Copenhagen, like the center of Paris is no longer an ideal location for observations, at least of celestial objects.