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A Cold Swim and an Inconvenient Friend

The Øresund Strait connects Copenhagen Harbour to the Baltic Sea, and in the month of April the water flowing through it rests just below six degrees Celsius. That’s 42 degrees Fahrenheit, or nearly the temperature inside your refrigerator. I know because I looked it up. I had been invited, or rather… Read More

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Sketching the Family Voyage

It takes ages for Cecile Carré to work through the stacks of family sketchbooks in their Barcelona home. With five artists in the family there are a lot of pages. The dark lines and bright watercolours trace their family travels around the world, a remote village in Bali, markets in… Read More

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Rainfall on a Caravan

Something like 45 million raindrops fall in fifteen days of rain. On the South Island of New Zealand and jammed in a single camper van, Courtney and Michael Adamo and their four children, felt like they were counting every one. Like a tiny submarine, their little craft drifted through all… Read More

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Le P’tit Jaune

Philippe Guisset was depressed. Belgian, married with two children but living alone in Madrid during the week while his family stayed in Barcelona. Work was good, and important, but trapped in the Spanish capital, his gloomy flat unnervingly silent, Philippe could feel a crisis beginning to gather. Perhaps, he… Read More

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Family life afloat on Copenhagen Harbour

“We were going to name him Storm… but he’s just been too sweet and gentle for such a name.” Jette was holding her baby boy in her arms, explaining why, at two weeks of age, he was still without a name. The baby stared quietly up at his mother while… Read More

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Refshaleøen -Copenhagen’s Post-Industrial Oasis

“They were fighting about whether to build a bridge or a tunnel.” Our taxi driver was explaining the Øresund Bridge, an enormous suspension bridge which connects Sweden and Denmark and, bizarrely, disappears into a tunnel partway across. “They couldn’t decide, so they built both.” While Danish design’s most popular flagbearers… Read More