Sunrise at SFO
Totally Ikea room at the Scandic Hotel, Copenhagen
Funny little buffet breakfast, which I got used to over the 7 days!
Outstanding bar scene
Nordic cuisine, Danish high style http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/sep/11/jay-rayner-geist-noma-copenhagen
Sea bass with "ravioli" where the pasta part is actually cheese.
Dessert: lemon-flavored cotton candy, with cappucinos, of course.
The amazing headquarters of Danish Radio, where the New Media Days presentation was held. DR is Denmark's largest and oldest public broadcasting company.
Film! Part of DR's ambitious archiving project.
Eat your heart out, Google.
It has a "floating" opera house inside.
Crazy stone-like walls.
And world-class acoustics, apparently.
An actual indoor fire truck at DR.
Poster for a new show DR is launching. Should be a good one.
Work/study "pod" at IT Institute, the technical university attached to DR.
I'm ready to go back to school ...
Insanely architected student housing for IT University.
Oysters at Fishmarket, another great Copenhagen hotspot!
Potatoes and salt cod, with cabbage and crusty bread. RIDICULOUS.
Bouillabaise, shellfish and broth served separately. Messy.
Inside that bar with the red exterior for an after-dinner drink!
Walking along one of The Lakes in Copenhagen. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lakes,_Copenhagen
I fell in love with the street signs.
First of many hundreds of cute bikes on this trip.
Copenhagen food market, just opened a week or so earlier.
Tapas and Spanish ham at the food market.
Food market Building 2
Building 1 and courtyard
Playing "Time to Say Goodnight," just like at the Bellagio fountains!
It's all in the brewing
Denmark's bread is amazing
Walnuts wrapped in honeyed dates -- delicious.
Mint marked for its highest purpose
Boob cake -- even has a pierced left nipple! Hard core.
QR code cake!
Just a big amazing church in the middle of Copenhagen
Now a museum, I believe -- ancient entrance, modern signage
The lovely Christiane, my guide to all things Copenhagen, and a fellow foodie!
Danish style, sign edition
CPH is crazy picturesque
Grounds of Rosenborg Castle
Also now a museum: http://dkks.dk/english
Rainy summer in CPH, green everywhere!
Verdant walkway on the castle grounds
Prettiest streets ever
Danger: Danish design fetish starts here
I just want this store to be my house.
Even their heat lamps are modern and attractive!
La Glace, Copenhagen's oldest cake shop
From tech-women dinner and meetup: Buzz Out Loud fans!
Brian Solis, American social networking guru (weirdly), the fabulous Henrietta and ... shoot. Christiane will remind me!
Karin Hogh, who organized the whole shebang.
Goofing off ...
Being scary with low-light photography
Christiane and the lovely Natasha
Adorable Anders, who taught me ...
To switch to the tungsten light setting for low-light photos!
BOL fan and Karin
Tiny, tiny champagne ...
Brian Solis, fun as hell.
More Danish design inspirations incoming ...
Some of the classics
Rockstar breakfast at CPH after champagne fun with Solis and co.
Even the airport chairs are cool!
Home sweet home at 717 ...
My own music stand, for inspiration
Bedroom, with super plus robes awaiting me
View into bathroom and hall
And over to the sitting room
Windows overlook Prinsengracht St. and the canal
Couldn't be more oasis-like
Amsterdam design :)
All the espresso delivery I want, with little sweets every time
I'll be back, No. 9. I'll be back.
Shared patio that only I ever used.
Looking down Prinsengracht.
I love a country that loves cheese
Tram on Leidsestraat
Flower market shop
Not your average tourist trap shopping experience
Montelbaans clock tower
Escaping tourists with late lunch and libations
Keizersgracht canal, I think?
Absolutely flawless, clear, sunny first day.
Canal ferry incoming.
Strolling, day 1
It's no 717, but that's a good breakfast spot.
Alley off of Herengracht, en route to flea market
How the locals live
Enchanted garden style
Biking city. First thought the sign was a "no rats pooping" sign, but just rat dogs, I guess.
Houseboats on the right, cars on the left!
Best door ever.
Waterlooplein flea market welcomes you.
Really feel I should have bought something here; too ignorant to try.
Looking precious in the morning sun.
Piles and piles of clothing "bargains"
"52 euros, 52 euros only, lady."
That was kind of unexpected.
Island of lost technology.
Resting at Puccini across from Binnenamstel canal.
Strolling. One of the thousands of bikes that tried to kill me in A'dam.
Surprisingly fancy looking tiny car.
My future houseboat.
Postcard views everywhere!
Breakfast at 717
The ham and cheese again!
Soft-boiled eggs, served farm style. Too charming for words.
Don't be fooled -- it's basically Macy's.
Evening in Amsterdam ...
Wyne wine bar
With the lovely Franklin
Another gorgeous day; listened to church bells here for almost an hour.
Rijks museum, under construction. I passed.
Most dangerous part of Amsterdam, by far.
Dutch girls on bikes!
Back out in the sunshine, after the museum.
Vondel, of Vondel Park fame.
Beautiful fall day.
Love on bikes.
Refreshments for a small army.
Starter course! Yay!
My own burner for my army of small plates.
Rijsttafel = "rice table." Each of these is its own yummy dish, meat, veggies, etc., all Indonesian, and most insanely spicy.
Served over rice, with more mini dishes of toppings. So, so delicious!
Floating male/female on trapeze.