Apple, plum, rhododendron, lilac, hawthorn flowering – Denmark is covered in colors and scents at this time of year. After a week in Japan in April, where I had been shooting nearly every little blossoming cherry tree, I landed in Copenhagen and saw blossoming fruit trees everywhere! I couldn’t help feeling a tiny bit ridiculous about taking part in the Japanese hype, because in my view, Denmark is just as beautiful in spring.
If you are in Copenhagen, enjoy spring blossom by taking a stroll in the parks Kongens Have or Frederiksberg Have. Or, get out of the city: Take a 20 minutes train ride north to Kongens Lyngby. Here, you can rent a canoe on Lyngby Sø and go down Mølleåen. Mølleåen is a river with watermills from the Danish 17th century industrialisation, running through the forest and out into the sea (Øresund).
I am fortunate to live next to Mølleåen, and today I jumped into my kayak and sucked in some of all the green, pink, purple yellow, and white nuances as I went down the river. The other day I went running along the river and met two fox cubs playing on the shore. Does it get more idyllic?