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The Bridge – TV show set on both sides of bridge between Copenhagen, Denmark & Malmö, Sweden

January 9, 2013

The Bridge – TV show set on both sides of bridge between Copenhagen, Denmark & Malmö, Sweden

I guess it’s becoming evident that I watch a lot of Scandinavian television. The Bridge (or Bron/Broen as it’s know in Scandinavia, meaning “bridge” in Swedish and Danish) follows a long murder investigation launched when a body—or, as it turns out, parts of two bodies assembled as one—is found in the middle of the Øresund Bridge that links Sweden and Denmark.

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Borgen, popular political drama set in Copenhagen

Borgen, popular political drama set in Copenhagen

Borgen is a Danish political drama sent in Copenhagen. Despite being a subtitled Danish show loosely based on complicated domestic Danish political events, it grew to unexpected popularity throughout Europe.

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Handmade houses in Christiania

January 31, 2009

Handmade houses in Christiania

Maybe it’s because these houses are reminiscent of the tradition of handmade houses here on the West Coast, but there’s something pleasingly familiar about the eccentric wooden buildings of Christiana, the surreal, semi-autonomous, rebel neighbourhood of Copenhagen.

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Nanna Ditzel

December 20, 2008

Nanna Ditzel

Nanna Ditzel is considered the “first lady of Danish design,” which is one of those informative yet cringe-worthy labels that just highlights the whole problem of accidentally ghettoizing designers who happen to be women by the very act of celebrating the fact that they’re women designers.

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