City Files:: Cherry Blossoms in Bispebjerg Cemetery

by Tina on April 21, 2015

in City Files, Copenhagen, Denmark, family, Fashion, Flowers

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The first time one of my Danish friends recommended visiting a Cemetery I had to try not to make a face.  “Politeness first,” I thought, as my friend went on and on about how she loved to go there and walk the paths and enjoy the nature.  My only view of cemeteries up until that point was not pleasant to say the least.

But, when in Rome, do as the Romans, and when in Denmark, do as the Danes, right?  The Danes treat their cemeteries with the deepest of care, creating stunning gardens with winding paths and wide lawns.  We recommend visiting Bispebjerg Cemetery around the third week of April to catch the cherry blossoms.

The blossoms are quite extraordinary and my heart skipped a beat when we came upon the trees bursting with pink while a steady hum of bees buzzing about filled the air.  There were at least 100 people trying to take photos of these spring beauties, so we had to wait patiently for our turn, and my husband entertained himself by taking photos of me.   I hope you don’t mind me sharing a little of both of our photos?

Tip:: Tourists have caught on, so arrive early to get the least obstructed photos.  Expect a quiet but serene environment.

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Want to see more of the cherry blossoms?  Check out my fellow bloggers’ photos at Anya Adores, The New Diplomat’s Wife, Afterglobe and Dejlige Days!

Clothing: Shirt: J Crew, Skirt: Abercrombie & Fitch, Similar here and here, Sunglasses: Gucci, Shoes: Bow Heel, Bow Wedge, Bow Flat

Photography: Jack and Tina Fussell

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Laura April 21, 2015 at 5:28 pm

We went their Friday and yesterday too, and it definitely is a beautiful place around this time! As I wrote on our blog yesterday, I first came across the place three years ago, and then there wasn’t many people nor tourists. The social media have probably helped to share it among the people of Copenhagen 😉
There was of course a lot of people Friday and Monday too, but I think it’s better than visiting during the weekend. Just a tip, ha.
And about those cemeteries – I wasn’t used to take a walk at a cemetery before we moved to Copenhagen. It was a place for grief and silence, not for walks, picnics and holding hands, but my view on that changed when we moved to Copenhagen 😉 All though I still find it a bit bizarre.

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Tina April 22, 2015 at 8:37 am

Maybe we were there at the same time! And good to know about cemeteries. More a Copenhagen thing, rather than a Danish thing…

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Anya April 21, 2015 at 10:51 pm

Ohh I am so glad you found it Tina – stunning place 🙂
A xox

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Tina April 22, 2015 at 8:37 am

I know! It’s stunning! We have GOT to meet up for coffee soon. I miss you!!

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anyajensen May 7, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Anytime my friend, give me a call, not sure I have your number anymore 😉
Hugs x

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ania @ the new diplomats wife April 21, 2015 at 10:58 pm

gorgeous ! i love cherry blossoms 😉 and i like the pink lipstick too – i’m so used to seeing you in red! what’s the shade? it goes perfectly with the blooms!

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Tina April 22, 2015 at 8:44 am

Thanks! I love this Chanel Interlude lipstick: http://rstyle.me/n/znw9wsyu6
It’s pale and works great with a neutral look. I wear it to the gym every day to keep my lips moist. 🙂
I also like to put this Chanel Constellation lipgloss over it just to make it last longer and add a sparkle sometimes: http://rstyle.me/n/xuesyu6

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Andreia April 22, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Beautiful blossoms!
Spring is really awesome!

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Celia April 22, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Gorgeous photos! It’s so nice to see pictures of cherry blossoms around the world! 🙂

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The Traveling Dyosa April 24, 2015 at 3:15 am

I love the cherry blossoms! Great pictures! Check out my post on cherry blossoms in Washington DC!

http://www.thetravelingdyosa.com

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