Light and sound

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The age of light and sound

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Flemming Steen Nielsen
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Flemming Steen Nielsen

The father of the Olsen Gang

In 1946, Erik Balling (1924-2005) began as director's assistant at Nordisk Film. He directed…

Niels Grumløse
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Niels Grumløse

An end to eels in drinking water

Supplying the inhabitants of Copenhagen with clean water had long been a problem, and epidemics…

Kathrine G. Bjerregaard
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Kathrine G. Bjerregaard

From landfill to nature reserve

In the 1700s and right up until 1935, the wetlands of Ejby Mose were known for their peat cutting…

Kathrine G. Bjerregaard
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Kathrine G. Bjerregaard

Hear the engine roar into life!

Thorsbro Waterworks is an architectural gem from 1908. From that point, Copenhagen grew and grew…

Kathrine G. Bjerregaard
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Kathrine G. Bjerregaard

Architect designs everything from jewellery to trams

The Danish functionalist architect Ib Lunding (1895-1983) was educated at The School of…

Kathrine G. Bjerregaard
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Kathrine G. Bjerregaard

The seeping killer

In the 1850s, Copenhagen was densely built-up, crowded and filthy. The wells were full of bad…

Kathrine G. Bjerregaard
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Kathrine G. Bjerregaard

King Christian IV's Holy Ghost Prison" "

This special kind of prison was a workhouse for the poor and vagrants. Like other members of North …

Frederikke Heick
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Frederikke Heick

Copenhagen, well a very dirty town" (Hornemann 1847) "

That is how Copenhagen was described in the mid-1800s – quite literally. The city had no drains, …

Frederikke Heick
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Frederikke Heick

Drinking water full of animals and dirt

What role did the fountain play in the water supply network? In the Middle Ages, Copenhageners drew…

Georg Stenstrop
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Georg Stenstrop

70-metre-tall flames cause shock waves

On 20 October 2008, a jet of flame 70 metres tall could be seen by inhabitants throughout most of…

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