In colourful Copenhagen the term known from fashion as colour blocking is not only a modern term. Like gems having difficulties in the act of hiding, colourful buildings seem to stand out in the townscape of Copenhagen. As cherished and rare leftovers from another century but nevertheless a part of the curiosity of the Capital.
Across Gothersgade in central Copenhagen just opposite Kings Garden lies the street Landemærket. Like pearls on a string townhouses stand in colours beautifully composed from soft pastels to bright tones of yellow. The row of townhouses origins from 1730-1736 and are now protected buildings because of their cultural and architectonical value.
In Kings Garden lies Rosenborg Castle adjacent to the big green park. Rosenborg Castle holds a beautiful rose garden meticulously maintained with all sorts of the scented soft flower. In between the rose beds, herbs are being carefully cultivates and trimmed. Like blocks of green nuances mixed up with dots of roses in colours, it is difficult not to like the small graphic garden.
Palads Theatre was in 1989 decorated by Danish artist Poul Gernes. The contemporary expression of the decoration divided the waters. It made spectators respond to the building. In both positive and negative ways. In modern times after almost 30 years, the visual design on the outside of the bricks still is one of a kind. Palads Theatre is located on Axeltorv 9.
Photography & Words by Dea Simonsen