When in Rome, do as the Romans do. So in Copenhagen, we biked like Danes. Haven't been on a bike for decades, I became a bit mobile-phobic and got nervous when lots of bikers and cars dashing right by me. I felt like I would die any moment and get stepped on by hundreds of Danes' on the bike lane. (And trust me, that came really close many times.) It's a miracle that I'm still alive.
But I have to admit that, without thinking about how much risk I was exposed to, riding a bike along the shoreline felt pretty good. There was fuzzy sunshine, fluffy grass, feel-good sea wind and locals having family time.
Oh man, life is good here.
Our destination is a public park called "Superkilen." Located at the other side of the river from Old Town, this project is part of an urban improvement plan coordinated by government and has won many urban planning awards.
The park is intended to celebrate diversity. Filled with objects from around the globe, it is designed as a kind of world exposition for the local inhabitants, covering over 50 nationalities, who have been able to contribute their own ideas to the project.
Superkilen is made up of three main areas: a red square, a black market and a green park. We found the black market most interesting, which got the inspiration from Moroccan design.
The landscape goes up and down like waves in monochrome, making it quite Instagram-friendly. This kind of creative city project probably can only be found in Scandinavian countries.