August 9, 2009
Kudos to Susan Spano for her articles on bike riding in Denmark ["On Bicycle, See the Sights at a Sane Pace," Aug. 2]. Ten years ago, on a Scandinavian tour, we found ourselves in Copenhagen with a free day. Seeing bicycles everywhere, we decided to rent one and tour the city on our own. What fun. The city is so geared to bicyclists that we felt safe rubbing shoulders with the traffic. They even had small signal lights for cyclists at the intersections! John Putman Sun City, Calif.
May 16, 1995
The $240,000 Carlsberg Architectural Prize, which is regarded as a jewel in its field, will be awarded Friday by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark in Copenhagen. The first Carlsberg was awarded to Japanese architect Tadao Ando in 1992, famous for his work in concrete, stone, steel and glass that blends with Japan's architectural heritage. Candidates are nominated by 80 architectural magazines and selected by a jury of writers, architects and critics.
December 18, 2009 |
Reporting from Copenhagen — President Obama exhorted world leaders at international climate talks to "recognize it is better to act than talk" and seal a framework agreement on controlling greenhouse gases. In a relatively brief speech to a session of more than 100 heads of state from around the world, Obama sketched the pillars of a possible deal: commitments by industrialized and fast-growing countries to limit emissions, a way of monitoring whether countries keep their emissions commitments and a grand aid package to help poor nations adapt to climate change and transition to low-emission energy.
April 4, 2014 |
Airfares in Europe - even in shoulder season - continue to put a crimp in travelers' budgets so this round-trip fare from LAX to Copenhagen may provide a new gateway to the Continent. Air Canada is offering a $573 round trip, including all taxes and fees. It is subject to availability, and you must stay over a Saturday night but may not stay more than 30 days. It is for departures Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in September and October. Info: Air Canada , (888)
May 28, 2013 |
A fan slapped Beyonce on the behind at a Denmark concert this weekend. And Queen B, currently on her Mrs. Carter Show world tour, wasn't too happy about it, giving him a small dose of what it's like to anger her alter-ego, Sasha Fierce. During her Monday performance of "Irreplaceable" at Copenhagen's Forum venue, the pop diva, wearing a bedazzle bodysuit, walked to the edge of the stage to greet fans and share the mic so they could sing along. As she shook hands with a few concert-goers, one eager male fan gave her a small love tap on the derriere as she walked away.
December 19, 2009 |
In the early days of the global climate summit, Copenhagen was Christmas incarnate -- a place of white lights, rosy cheeks and cobbled streets, where sugared almonds roasted in great metal bowls and a classical sextet played carols in the cold. By the end, the city was Mordor, the soul-crushing provenance of evil in Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." Dreary, gray, slushy. Daylight made timid cameos. In the stark Nordic hotel hosting U.S. negotiators, so newly built that some rooms lacked shower heads, the wind rattled the windows.