longer, lighter, later

21Apr09

the days are so much longer now — after studio ends at 17:00, i have nearly 3 whole hours to sit and read at a park, before i have to hop from sunspot to sunspot to escape the creeping evening shadows.

another reason (and probably most importantly) why i adore copenhagen 1 googolplex times more now than i did before the three-week spring break:  Elijah Lake.

Elijah Lake is my new darling on two wheels from Baisikeli [= bicycle in swahili; 'the best bike rental for the world', 'rent a bike and help us send bikes to Africa'] — he is 11 days old, shiny black with a single piece of green tape, basketless, and beautiful.  my relationship with Elijah has been absolutely amazing so far, and i don’t see the honeymoon period ending anytime soon.

Copenhagen is lovingly known as the cycling capital of the world.  ogsa, Roger named his bike Ursula so I think Elijah Lake is pretty good, comparatively.

several memorable trips over the virginal week:

  1. biking to school every morning and breathing in a gallon of freshness everytime the lakes come into view
  2. biking to frederiksberg plads, walking around copenhagen business school + the faculty of life sciences at univ of copenhagen, sniffing and learning about trees, and searching for that elusive 2 hot dogs for 24 kroner deal at 7-11
  3. biking past the 16 football fields in Amager [yet another development by B.I.G.] on the way to the beach at Amager Strand for a picnic on thursday, and hiding among the sand dunes for shelter
  4. biking to the boardwalk on Islands Brygge on friday and, yes, having another picnic.
along islands brygge, with fresh french bread, pepper salami, creme fraiche, wine, and a box of strawberries

along islands brygge: with fresh french bread, pepper salami, creme fraiche, wine, and a box of strawberries

a baby swan came over to philipp to honk hello

a baby swan came over to philipp to honk hello

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One Response to “longer, lighter, later”

  1. So cute!

    Now I really have an incentive to learn how to ride a bike ;)


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