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Old December 25th, 2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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Snowpenhagen

Used to be that snow was rare in the city, heck even subzero temps was, but that was the past and things have changed with global cooling..

So after numerous requests to see the dark side of Copenhagen, well here you go... Copenhagen in the aftermatch of a blizzard doing the worst winter in centuries.. and coldest on record..

So let's take a 12km walk in the hell that winter truly is...

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There you go.. and if there was any doubt you now know why I dislike snow so much here in the city...

As far as I'm concerned snow only belongs in two places, on TV and on mountain tops..
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Old December 25th, 2010, 02:56 PM   #2
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Cool pics. I should visit Copenhagen sometime soon.
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Old December 25th, 2010, 08:45 PM   #3
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Great shots, what heaps loads of snow there!
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Old December 25th, 2010, 09:17 PM   #4
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Old December 26th, 2010, 01:29 AM   #5
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Copenhagen is just facking awesome. I wanna live there.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 04:23 AM   #6
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Although Nyhavn looks better in the summer, the city overall looks better under the snow coat. Nice pics Freki, I had no idea you could have that much snow in CPH!
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Old December 26th, 2010, 11:49 AM   #7
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Really great, very nice photos from the winter Copenhagen well done, FREKI
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Hey, that's not bad... it looks lovely and Christmassy! Heck, we get that kind of winter every year here in Canada!
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Terrific photos of Copenhagen. Thank you for sharing!
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Old December 26th, 2010, 09:30 PM   #10
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wow, you'vbe been busy! City looks amazing with some of that nasty white stuff - hard to believe a city so far north is not used to snow, wow.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 11:33 PM   #11
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Haven't been to Köbenhamn () since 1994,

My bad. I muss them endless summer evenings down in Nyhavn...aaaaahhh.

Back them they told me you guys had an insane "super tax " on private cars. By what I see it's gone now...

Lovely pics, thanks
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Yes, snow is really a great gift of nature - it makes every city to look much more beautiful in this, otherwise very bleak, grey and depressive period. Great buildings looks like cakes with powder sugar.
We used to have those grey, no-snow winters even here, more up in the north - in Riga. Thankfully, last winter we had plenty of snow (and it looks that this one will be similar).
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Old December 27th, 2010, 08:21 AM   #13
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Nice pics Freki, I had no idea you could have that much snow in CPH!
Neither did we up here until this winter...

It's currently looking to be the coldest winter in recorded history ( 3 centuries ).. and the snow fall has been all crazy too.. don't recall anything like it since the very early 80's..

Global effing warming my arse!

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hard to believe a city so far north is not used to snow, wow.
Well like London we lie straight in the parth of the Gulfstream and under normal conditions that keeps the seas around the Danish isles fairly warm.. thus keeping it mild here doing winter..

Further more we're shielded by the Norwegian mountains where most moisture falls before the air hits down on Zealand making Copenhagen one of the cities in Europe with the least annual rainfall..

But that is under normal conditions and if the wind turns ( arctic pressures ) we are lien virtually open to the freezing winds of the Russian and baltic plains and only really have the Baltic Sea and Sweden to shield us and neither do much against such pressure systems..

Usually such eastern low pressure systems lasts a few days and are only seen after New years but the last two years have been very different..

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Nope that is sadly not gone..

It used to be a flat rare of 180% on cars, but now it's based on consumption and ranges from around 150% to well above 200% basically making cars 2 to 3 times as expensive as in neighboring Germany and Sweden..
( luckily our wages are also higher than our neighbors )
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That's super-funny ( "Snowpenhagen" )

Nice to see low-rise based, pedestrian-friendly city like CPH

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Nope that is sadly not gone..

It used to be a flat rare of 180% on cars, but now it's based on consumption and ranges from around 150% to well above 200% basically making cars 2 to 3 times as expensive as in neighboring Germany and Sweden..
( luckily our wages are also higher than our neighbors )
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Brave Danish cyclists in the snow... ... Copenhagen is a very nice city. Thanks for posting those amazing photos.
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"As far as I'm concerned snow only belongs in two places, on TV and on mountain tops." And photos too, your photos look really good...it's ok for some days but then

The snowploughing is even worse here in Malmö, people park their cars in the middle of the streets cause all space is occupied by heavy snow.
In parts we have 3m high snow on parking lots and streets after ploughing. Let's hope the next winter will be better.
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Wow, that is a lot of snow. It adds to the charm of the city and I wouldn't mind being there right now, we are frying here in NZ. I trust that you had a great Christmas and that you will have an even better New Year. Thanks for all your threads and pics mate
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Yeah it's a lot and there are political interest in a new yearly system based on driven distance rather than consumption as now.. but it's some years out into the future as it will involve GPS systems and various technology that so far haven't tested well enough..

But as mentioned our wages is higher here so work time to afford cars are about the same as in neighboring nations and leasing is getting increasingly popular, so it's not a major problem.. all who wants a new car can afford and used cars are dirt cheap unless they nearly new of course..

And unlike many other nations our roads and freeways are free to use and of pretty good quality.. so while I of course would like lower prices I'm not really complaining.. my beef when it comes to cars is with the limited capacity of the roads in the older regions, but when a city is centuries old the layout sadly didn't make plans for 8 the laned avenues that would be nice nowadays

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The snowploughing is even worse here in Malmö, people park their cars in the middle of the streets cause all space is occupied by heavy snow.
In parts we have 3m high snow on parking lots and streets after ploughing. Let's hope the next winter will be better.
I was in a bus the other day that ended up trapped between an illegally parked car and a small "pedestrian island" on the road - the car didn't look pretty afterwards and there's like a bus every 3min on that stretch so by the time the owner eventually showed up... yikes

( hope he learned his lesson )

Haven't had any significant snow fall since that day so it's looking a lot better here these days, but now the fear is on friday when we're expecting well above zero temps doing the day - good chance for lots of icicles falling and good chance of "black ice" on the roads...


PS as a Scandian you may have heard the island of Bornholm just south of you has been completely f*cked over by snow

Not even the military there could handle it ( other than police and medical emergencies ) so now now contractors, police and military from all over the kingdom has been sent to dig them out - some has been trapped since Dec 22...
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Wow, that is a lot of snow. It adds to the charm of the city and I wouldn't mind being there right now, we are frying here in NZ. I trust that you had a great Christmas and that you will have an even better New Year. Thanks for all your threads and pics mate
Thanks mate!


Yes Yule was great and New Years will be spend with the girlfriend in a penthouse hotel suite at, and with a Panorama view of, the City Hall square.. ( the epicenter of Danish new years and where all comes to fire off their fireworks ) so that should be great being right at "rocket height"...

( will probable take some pics and video for my other threads - if we don't get blown up )


As for your heat by ALL MEANS take some of our snow and cold..

We can fill the snow in barges for you - and the cold.. well hmm... well just take the snow and we'll deal with the rest


Did you btw know that if we here on Zealand dug a straight line trough the planet it's your New Zealand we would pop out at
( not that going trough the core is a realistic option but hey )
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