#Lovelife...our stories without commentary
GREENLANDIC CHRISTMAS MARKET
In The Greenland House in Copenhagen, Denmark can you now find the biggest Christmas market for art-products made from bear teeth, bear bones, mox-wool, sealskin fur and other unique raw materials from the biggest island in the world.
DENMARK VS WALES
DENMARK VS RUSSIA
The game was played on the homeground of Denmark Parken Stadium.
Denmark had 25.000 spectators and Russia only 5.000, because of corona regulations.
Denmark will travel to Amsterdam on Friday and face Wales on Saturday in hope to get to the quarterfinals.
The European Championship is for the first time held in 12 cities around Europe.
LOVELIFE – TRAINING BEFORE
MATCH AGAINST RUSSIA
Made before the Russia match and after a relieving visit by Christian Eriksen.
ERIKSEN HONOURED AT GRAFFITI WALL IN EURO VILLAGE
A tribute to Christian Eriksen has been created in the Football Village in Copenhagen.
A graffiti wall with a painting of Christian Eriksen and the Danish tribute sentences “Gold to Denmark – again” and “Come on Denmark” has been added with thousands of supporting and respectful sentences to Christian Eriksen recovery.
The Football village in Copenhagen is part of UEFA’s EURO set up and The special themes in EURO Copenhagen Football village’s are street, park and beach – and now also Christian Eriksen.
MIGRATORY BIRDS – 2021
“Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!” is the theme of this year’s World Migratory Bird Day
The covid pandemic has given the migratory birds a break
Bird flu is a pandemic that the migratory birds seem to carry from West africa and East Europe to North Europe and the Arctics
Fishing and tourism eating mussels and oysters are also a hard competition for the migratory birds
The Wadden Sea is the single most important stop in Europe for the migratory birds
The Wadden Sea is a 5 star hotel stay for the migratory birds
Right now in May is the peak time for migratory birds
LOVELIFE – Copenhagen’s cherry trees
bloooming welcomes spring
At Bispebjerg Cemetery in Copenhagen the Cherry Trees are blooming
The cherry trees are blooming during the spring opening of corona and form a long, pink tunnel
The blooming Cherry Alley on Bispebjerg Cemetery was visited by 150.000 people
During Corona more people have had time to think and reflect on what is important to us
LOVELIFE – Denmark Opens Cafes,
Stores and Museums
Café´s, restaurants,shopping malls and museums are re-opening in Denmark.
Many places, like the National Gallery, require a valid Corona Pass for admission.
LOVELIFE – Panda´s in heat
at Copenhagen Zoo – 2021
One of the big events in Copenhagen Zoo right now, is it´s two pandas Xing Er and Mao Sun.
During a short period in spring, the female panda is in heat. In the beginning it went well… …but then he got tired The first attempt at mating ended when both panda´s got tired.
The plan is to keep trying to get the pandas to mate while it is still possible.
LOVELIFE – People help collect
Corona Waste In Nature
More than 167 tonnes of waste was collected by volunteers.
The annual collection is arranged by The Danish Society for Nature Conservation
LOVELIFE – “CORONA HAIR”
SET NATIONAL HAIR-CUT RECORD
Hairstyles have changed during corona, creating so-called “corona-hair.”
Haircut shops in Denmark will open again April 6 after 4 months shut-down.
Denmark is starting re-opening more and more possible every 2 weeks from April 6. A corona-pass will tell if you are vaccinated and can enter public places. All Danes are expected to be vaccinated in August 2021.
LOVELIFE – Panda in snow
in Copenhagen ZOO
First snow of 2021 recently also thrilled two Chinese Giant Pandas Maosun (Female) and Xing Er (Male) in Denmark’s Copenhagen Zoo. For their special treats, Copenhagen Zoo built Nordic style snowmen for the two pandas respectively. Inside the snowmen, the Zoo staff also hid secret snacks (carrots) for them to find.
LOVELIFE – SNOW COMES WITH
THE NEW YEAR
Denmark started the new year with beautiful snow over the landscapes.
The landscape in Humlebæk, North of Copenhagen turned all white.
Humlebæk, North of Copenhagen is a beautiful area with many families living in houses, that is working in the capital Copenhagen.
The area has horses, ecological farming and a natural park.
LOVELIFE –NEW YEARS WISHES
Happy New Year
In A year dominated with corona are the New Years Eve wishes also dominated by corona.
Travel from Denmark to China was cancelled.
The Christmas holiday season has made the numbers of dead go up every day.
In Denmark with 30 per day.
Denmark got 1.226 dead on the 29/12
10 days before 1.007 dead
The first vaccines are now being delivered, but It will take most of 2021 to vaccine all
Happy New Year
LOVELIFE – CORONA CHRISTMAS:
SANTA IN SNOW GLOBE AND LOVE IN THE SKY
Christmas was all dressed up, inspite corona
Due to corona has Santa Claus in Denmark been was placed in a big glass bowl.
A heart symbolizing “love” was projected up in th clouds
In the capital Copenhagen was projected A heart symbolizing “love” up on the clouds. Love is the theme during corona-Christmas in Tivoli, the second oldest amusement park in the world, Tivoli Gardens.
Big hearts were placed in front of the Nimb from 1909, that used to be an old Chinese Bazar. Nimb now got 3.700 lights on the facade.
Children’s Day of Creativity
Today LEGO created the Earth from children’s constructions around the world.
We may take the creative freedom for granted in the West, Middle East and Far East. But we all have groups around us, that takes it away. Help the children’s creativity and future, every day.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 23 –
At a time when organic food products are increasingly in China has Denmark increased it’s delivery of pork and milk powder to China.
An amount that has increased even more after the flue and Corona pandemics.
Danish has since 1970 produced organic food. Denmark was the first in the world, that in 1987 implement a national legislation on organic food production.
High demands in the whole food chain from farmer to production, analyse and the consumer has earned Denmark a reputation as the leading nation for organic food production and know-how.
With threats of pandemics and more is it becoming more and more important, that food producers provide healthy, safe accessible food.
To create a better future, a more sustainable future plays the agriculture and food production an important role in taking the next steps and reaching that for all humans in the world.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 22 –
DANES PARTY TOO MUCH
Young danes party to much. Corona is spreading in Copenhagen again.
Every 5th getting corona is under 29.
Restaurants must now close at 22. Guests inside need to wear a mask getting up, walking foreinstance to the toilet or bar. Only if you sit down can you take off the mask.
Young people are advised to stay together with friends in there class and sportclub. Not to move around in social circles and meet new people.
The new rules starts Thursday the 17th. September and last until October 1., 2020.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 21 –
CRAYFISH EVENT IN TIVOLI
Danes and Swedes love to eat crayfish in August and September.
In China are crayfish breeders producing 1,3 tons of crayfish every year. China is also delivering these celebrations in the Nordic countries, like here in Tivoli, Copenhagen in Denmark.
The corona situation makes it possible in the Nordic countries to hold a crayfish party accompanied by the young musicians from The Tivoli Guard, as well as the 400-year-old clown Pjerrot. Pjerrot helped the atmosphere to be cosy.
The clown Pjerrot has been a popular part of Tivoli since its beginning in 1843.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 20 –
FIRST WEEKS WITH MASKS IN DENMARK
The Health Authorities demanded last week all to wear a mask at public transportation places, such as bus-stations, trains etc.
The fine is €200 and after a week in Denmark.
The number of tourists visiting Denmark is only 34% less than last year.
Many notice that The Danes gives good guidance in protection against COVID 19.
70 to 100 people in Denmark get the covid-disease every day, but only 1-2 die every week.
It is getting colder and the Health Authorities hope the mask will make people safe, where they have to be closer together.
All other places in Denmark do not need to wear a mask. Nightclubs can stay open until 2, but can not let anyone inside after 23.
The masks rules will continue until October 31.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 19 –
NEW LAW IN DENMARK: WEAR MASK
All Danes are now forced to wear a mask in public transportations.
The new regulations are law until August 31.
It is the first time you have to wear masks in Denmark, during corona.
You have to wear it in all busses, taxis, ferries and trains people will be refused to enter.
The rule is only applicable at public transport places. People can still enter without a mask at shopping centre; restaurants, private parties and more. However, The Danish Health Authorities recommend that you wear a mask or keep your distance in all places.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 19 –
NEW LAW IN DENMARK: WEAR MASK
Corona-vacation in Denmark is now ending and many Danes are returning to work. Many have spend more time with the closest family, than ever before. We asked, what Danes have learned about relationships from the months of corona?
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 17 –
DANES DO NOT NEED TO WEAR MASKS
Different from the most of Europe do Danes not want to wear a mask. From August have Danish Health Authorities recommended, all to wear masks at special places, such as in public transportation and during rush-hour. Only 20-25% in the trains are actually wearing the masks, even during rush-hour. In Denmark, there is only 1 dead in the last week. The authorities do not think it makes sense to make everybody wear the mask. The DSB transportation do also take the situation relaxed. The authorities fear a new corona way after the summer holidays, which is the background for the masks a public transportation points.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 16 –
WHAT DID THE DANES LEARN FROM THE CORONA CRISIS
We have been around in Denmark and asked, what people have learned so far from the corona-quarantin Surprisingly many answer positively and strongly about there life and priorities:
Featuring Mads Langer, students, a Copenhagen padagogleader and more.
25% of all Danes are now tested.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 15 –
HAPPINESS MUSEUM OPENS IN DENMARK
It is opened by the Happiness Research Institute, that aims to give guests insight into the history of happiness, the anatomy of smiles and why the Nordic countries are the superpowers of happiness. Denmark is repeatedly ranked in the top spots for well-being, happiness and quality of life, therefore is the obvious home for the world’s first museum which focuses on creating a better framework for good lives.
The Happiness Museum and the Happiness Research Institute are led by Meik Wiking, author of the three international bestsellers The Little Book of Lykke, The Little Book of Hygge and The Art of Making Memories, which have been published in more than 50 countries. The museum will be open all year – inspiring to be happy.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 13 –
STUDENT CELEBRATIONS IN DENMARK
In spite corona, there is one tradition, that could not be taken away from students in Denmark. The celebrations after finishing examines and 12 years of school. In general starts Danes school at age 6 and become students at age 18. People can stop school after 10 years, but 75% study for 12 years, finishing with the hat and horse wagon ride.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 12 –
MIDSUMMER BON FIRES ALONG COAST
Bonfires along the 500 km of Danish coast are lit up on on the longest day with sun in Denmark.
Today graduating student throw there school papers in the fire and celebrate for a week. However in the Viking times in year 700 to 1200 did the celebrations last for a week.
The traditions today is a mix of the viking and the christian history and has remained one of the most popular traditional celebrations in Denmark.
DENMARK CORONA MONTH 5 –
Students in Denmark are having their vacations changed due to corona. At the end of 2019, 63% of Danes between 18 and 27 planned to travel outside of Denmark. That number has fallen and Copenhagen Airport is unnaturally quiet for this time of year. Danes’ most popular travel destinations in 2019 were Spain, Germany and Italy. Then Norway, Greece, Sweden, France and Turkey. Today, the activity in Copenhagen airport is very quiet most of the time. Denmark is the most visited Scandinavian country with 45%, compared to Sweden, Norway and Finland. Most tourists comes from Germany, Norway and then Sweden, UK, USA and 23% from other countries. Half visit the country and half Copenhagen. The government inspires people to take vacation in Denmark to set the economy in motion and help the tourism industry.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 11 –
TIVOLI OPENS WITH NEW APP
To keep distance have Tivoli in Copenhagen places teddy bears in rollercoasters and in 3 days created the words first corona-app to avoid queues in front of the 32 rides. The famous Pjerrot was on hand to open Tivoli Gardens, after two and a half months of closure due to the coronavirus. Opening this days has taken many creative solutions and innovation, in order to satisfy Denmark’s social distancing requirements. Since March, the only children in Tivoli have been Copenhagen’s kindergartens, allowed to use the space for free during the day. Now, the iconic Tivoli Youth Guard is back playing for guests as they walk around the 177 year-old amusement park which is also the world’s second oldest.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 10 –
The Danish football league started this weekend without an audience, so Danish Club FC Midtjylland came up with a creative way of ensuring their fans were able to get close to the action. Drive-in Football has now been invented for the first time in the world in Denmark for the national football league, which returned to action last weekend. Cars were honking as the players arrived to warm-up. FC Midtjylland is currently in first place in the Danish League. People could see the match on big screens and hear the commentator over the radio on a dedicated channel/frequency. 2000 cars with around 8000 fans attended the drive-in event, that was sold out in 95 minutes via an app.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 9 –
Drive-in concerts are a big thing now. But we spoke to the musician who performed the world’s first drive-in concert on April 24th 2020, where the music was transmitted directly into the cars parked at the event, via a dedicated frequency. Award-winning musician, Mads Langer, was on his European tour when the coronavirus broke out. His drive-in concert in Aarhus brought the Danish artist, famed for his intimate music style and engagement with the audience, international attention.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 8 –
PHASE 2 – RE-OPEN
Phase two of re-opening has started in Denmark, with shopping malls, restaurants and the football league all open to the public. Malls like Lyngby Mall, just north of Copenhagen, are to keep all surfaces and public areas clean and to provide hand gel for shoppers. The guidelines from the Danish Healthy Authority is still a 2-meter distance between people and a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. But Danes are finding it hard to keep that distance in reality and the number of hospitalised in Denmark saw an increase last week.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 7 –
As the Danish school system now opens back up for children up to the age of 15, older students are beginning to feel the isolation after more than 8 weeks of lockdown. The traditional gymnasiums in Denmark, for students between 16 and 19, as well as universities will remain closed for now and no date has been announced for when they’ll reopen. This means that many older teens are missing out on traditional coming-of-age events and life experiences that will shape their futures, as a result of the coronavirus lockdown and its continued impact on Danish society.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 6 –
TIVOLI OPENS GATES FOR FREE
FOR KIDS DURING CORONA
Imagine being dropped off to spend your day in childcare and having an entire amusement park as your playground. That’s what children from some of Copenhagen’s newly reopened kindergartens are now getting to experience. Tivoli Gardens, the world’s second-oldest amusement park, has opened its gates for free to kindergarten children during the coronavirus crisis. The much loved attraction in the heart of Copenhagen is normally the most-visited theme park in Scandinavia and the 5th in Europe but is currently closed to visitors.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 5 –
QUEEN MARGRETHE II´S BIRTHDAY
DENMARK SINGS OVER THE INTERNET
At 12pm on April 16th 2020, over 200,000 people gathered online to sing Happy Birthday to Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II, who turned 80 under lockdown. And even more joined in with the traditional Danish birthday song from balconies, gardens and the otherwise quiet streets of Denmark, to celebrate their popular monarch. Queen Margrethe II, who succeeded to the throne upon her father’s death in 1972, is a renowned and respected artist, with many notable works in scenography and painting.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 4 –
In Copenhagen ZOO is Male Xing Er and female Mao Sun are now joined together for the first time hoping to make Mao Sun pregnant. The two pandas got 36 hours to make it, because a panda female only get virgil ones a year. All hearts stood a little still, because the animals can kill each other and be very aggressive. The first meeting vent very well. Mads Bertelsen, Head of Animal Operations, Copenhagen ZOO is very happy, because they seem to get along so well. Things have for the last two days continued to develop really well, and they have been tumbling around sensibly and trying each other out a little. There is only between 12 to 36 hours per year, where there is a chance that pandas will mate, and that is now.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 3 –
ONE WAY WALKING
The Danish government has made one way path around the public lakes. The hope is the people keeping distance will make opening possible in 2 weeks. A fee on 1500 kr/€200/USD 216 can be given to people or couples that do not walk clockwise around and keep 2 meter distance. So far nobody has got a fine. The government will also open up society a little in 2 weeks. The hope is to open up for the children first. The opening will be slow, so the number of sick people can be controlled. No one knows exactly how. In Denmark no one blames the chinese people for the outbreak. The hope is, that it will never happen again, if we join forces and walk the same way.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 2 –
BEING ALONE TOGETHER
This is only week 2 after the break-out in Denmark and most people have stayed in-door for 1 ½ week. The development of corona is still uncertain, but people are trying to get use to be alone at home. Many have now started to talk and sing over the internet. In week 1 did the shops close and the first person died. In the middle of week 2 is 34 dead in Denmark and 20.799 in the whole world. In Denmark in increase of 8.7% in 2 days. In a summerhouse sits corona- or flu virus victim Kristoffer Schou, hoping to get better, trying to describe how it feels might to have the corona virus, when you are all alone. People working with the stock market have in average lost 25% in Denmark. Christian Thygesen is a professional bank and stock analyst. For him is the working situation however normal. He says that “it’s been a huge change, that we were not ready for, but it is working amazingly well already in week 2.” Musician Annika Askman experiences the situation bringing people closer together. Every evening at 7 people in Denmark sing out of their windows – connecting in a new way. Every week we follow a group of people during corona.
DENMARK CORONA WEEK 1 –
Empty ferries from Germany, Sweden, Norway and England are now seen in a country with 72 small and big islands with inhabitants. Empty ferries from Germany, Sweden, Norway and England are now seen in a country with 72 small and big islands with inhabitants. The first people with corona in Denmark came from a ski vacation in Northern Italy. No tourists are now visiting Hans Christian Andersen’s statue The Little Mermaid or Nyhavn with historic restaurants and bars, where among Hans Christian Andersen used to live and work. Only a few local Danes are seen walking without masks from or to their home or important job. The government has ordered people to keep a 2 meter distance from each other, which most people then do in Copenhagen. The first week is full of new regulations every day and support programs for business. Also during the first week Denmark do not have enough good corona-testing equipment, so only the very sick are being tested. The first died this week-end in Denmark. Saturday passed a 81 year mann away, who was already sick. Yet 6 more elder people have passed away in Denmark, this first week of the corona break out in Denmark. So far the borders are closed until the 13. of April