Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Aiming for the sky

The eager for entertainment has hit the Danes as well as everybody else. Most places have cabel TV, but in some locations satelite dishes and antennas are still needed. Either because it is the only option because cabel is too expensive, or because there is need or wishes for special TV programmes.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Zzzzzz - aahhhh

Not much happens here. It is a slow street in a living quarter in the town of Hvidovre a few kilometers west of Copenhagen. It is a common sight in denmark, those lazy streets bordered by high hedges.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

And not even a sale going on

Few minutes before our local Toys R Us opens, people wait in line outside. In Denmark the toy market is dominated by two mayor players: Toys R Us and Fætter BR, both owned by the same company Top Toy. So much for free market.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Reaching for the sky

This is Brøndby Stadium the home of the soccer team Brøndby IF (or BIF for short). BIF is probably the most succesful professional soccer team in Denmark.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Setting up the game

Here we see two teams lining up before a soccer match. The Yellow/Blue are Brøndby IF and the Red/White are the guests from Kalmar FF. The game was played today and ended 2-0 in favour of Brøndy IF.
Soccer is the national sport of Denmark, almost every city has some kind of soccer team, and lot of danes do enjoy the game.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Small tree in a large place

This small tree sits out in the middle, almost, of a large field between a school and a gym hall. It looks like someone just forgot it there, it is no more than 2 meters high.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Cigarettes - no thank you!

Smoking is banned in more and more places in Denmark. Cigarettes, cigars and pibes are not welcome indoor in any public building all over the country.
Outside you see ashtrays like these big concrete ones filled with sand. Smokers have to put out their smelly, unhealthy habit before entering the building. The text means Put Out (danish: skod) in the meaning of putting out you cigarette.
A lot of companies, public and private, are banning tobacco, too. Some allow workers to smoke out in the parking lot, while others does not allow any smoking on their premises, and insist that workers do not smoke in their work time, or limit it to their pauses, where they can leave the workplace for a smoke. Good thing I quit a couple of years ago!