After I arrived to my home for the next 7 weeks I decided to jump right into getting culturally adjusted by picking up a bike to rent. In Copenhagen 1/3 of the population bikes – not for leisure or for exercise – but to and from work. This is their primary means of transportation. It is ingrained in their way of life. I was given a transportation card to use for the public transportation systems while I am here – but the only way to truly experience the Danish culture is to travel by bicycle. You may not believe this to be true but getting lost in this city is a great way to get a better understanding of your surroundings. I came across places I would not have found had I not taken a wrong turn. Exploration allows adventure and discovery.
I have taken minimal pictures this week because I have been taking it all in with my senses to experience the city of Copenhagen. Through the context of experience I can better understand. The best way to understand is to experience. I am learning how to notice the same thing in different ways (what specific buildings look like during different times of days & how the atmosphere may change – Is there a connection to the two? These are the thoughts I am engaging my mind in to obtain a stronger understanding of urban design and the landscapes they transform.