Hi guys! Hope you all had an amazing weekend! I spend my time visiting Ikea, chilling and visiting a festival at the national museum.
Whenever people ask me what I like most about living in Copenhagen, I always answer that everything is possible here. In my opinion, a lot is prohibited in the Netherlands: you’re not allowed to bring your own beers and/or food to festivals or even just to a nice square in the city, a lot of nice concepts never come to life because they don’t get the right permits, and free festivals don’t really exist anymore (of course there is Parkpop in the Hague, but who wants to pay 5 euro’s for a beer because you weren’t allowed to bring your own?)
The spring and summer are definitely the best period here in Scandinavia and I’m absolutely in love with the fact that everything is for free. There’s a free festival at least every two weeks (to name a couple: Distortion, Stella Polaris, and Strøm) where you can bring your own drinks or even a picnic, when the sun is shining you can have a beer where ever you want (next to the water at Nyhavn, in one of the beautiful parks – Kongens Haven is my personal favorite, or go to one of the free outdoor pools in the harbour. Of course, there are higher taxes to be paid, but since the money actually visibly flows back to society it’s not too bad!
Last Saturday the festival season officially started with Stella Polaris’ Night Music Gallery. For this event the Copenhagen national museum was open at night for everybody and some pretty nice artists performed.
The night was sponsored by my all time favorite beverage Somersby. It’s a sweet cider, kinda girly to be honest, but without the Breezer-stigma. Of course I had to try out their new wild cactus version!
A festival isn’t a festival without some street art 😉
I have never visited the museum before, so I thought it was pretty nice that all their exhibitions were still open to visit. They show contemporary art from 1900 until 2013, most of the artists have a Danish background and that also results in pretty weird pieces (o.a. a half Filipino half Danish artist who created a video clip where she states that it’s not cool to be Asian anymore, but rather it is “so hip to be a nigger” – I know art is supposed to be controversial, but do you think a piece like this would ever be shown in a Dutch museum?).
On a much lighter note, I’m head over heals with my new bomber from Zara!