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From sign about Kongens Nytorv construction zone:
"The crane is approximately 40 meters high
— this corresponds to 8 giraffes standing
on top of each other"
This sign is posted at the construction site for the new Kongens Nytorv metro station. It is one of the largest construction sites in the city. An entire city block — abut 50 meters from the scenic Nyhavn waterfront district— has been dug up and surrounded by a two-story green fence
At one corner, a wooden staircase leads to a platform overlooking the massive construction zone. A few signs provide some statistics about the construction project ... such as this sign that measures the tallest crane's height in giraffes
Dear Denmark — If you truly wanted the giraffe debate to peter out, maybe it would behoove you NOT to post measurements in giraffe equivalents
*For reference, in Danish the sign reads:
"Kranen er cirka 40 meter høj det svarer til 8 giraffer,
der står oven på hinanden"
~ THANK YOU Google Translate
On Feb. 13, I wrote that the 2nd Marius was also at the Copenhagen Zoo. That is incorrect. The 2nd Marius is a young giraffe at a different zoo in Denmark. That zoo is called Danish Jyllands Park Zoo
Here’s a brief excerpt from that opinion:
“And so our hearts were broken when we saw the keepers at the Copenhagen Zoo break their trust with Marius. He should never have died so young and at the hands of his caretakers, the very ones who should have done all they could to protect him
“Zoos may feel that it is necessary to bill themselves as big players on the conservation stage. But what most of us want to see from zoos and their keepers is compassion for their charges, all of whom live such narrow, corralled lives
“If zoos cannot offer this to the Mariuses in their care, they will lose the public's goodwill, and will deservedly find themselves heading toward extinction”
by Virginia Morell
Published Feb. 12, 2014
This is my first correction for this blog. Does publishing a correction make me a blogger or a journalist? ... That's a question I won't answer now, but I still feel it is my duty to stand behind all that I share on this blog. In addition to posting this correction here, this FULL correction was also posted at the bottom of my original (incorrect) entry dated Feb. 13
We were all ready to move in, but it would have been a real hassle to redo all those 17th century bathrooms
For instance ...
We were okay foregoing the "his and hers sink," but this bathroom had NO sink
Trapped by the feared electric jellysfish
This "jellyfish" is actually a chandelier entitled Lysekrone, designed by Carlo Volf
The fixture is intended as a reinterpretation of the classic crystal chandelier
It is made of optical fibers
Here's a view looking up at the "jellyfish"
Logan Glosser channels the spirit of former Danish Prime Minister Anker Jørgensen during a class tour of the Danish Parliment
"Overraskelsen (aka Surprise)," Porcelain sculpture by Louise Hindsgavl
I don't wonder what her home life is like, rather I wonder what thoughts race through her mind at the zoo
Vladimir Putin personally funded this rainbow Copenhagen Library
Spotted on the counter at the bar in the Copenhagen Downtown Hostel--
"If you don't tip
Another baby giraffe will be killed in an hour ..."
A Sunday walk in Christianshavn — which one is my boat, you ask? ...
... right now, a by-the-hour kayak
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