Today, I decided to take the long way home. Explore a few areas I’d travelled through before, and discover new places. Copenhagen by bike is perfect for this.
The cycle path along Harrestrup Å leads you over the motorway and treats you to good views. In the distance, Herlev Hospital.
Vestvolden, or “the western fortifications” was built in the late 1800s to defend Copenhagen from land invasion. The huge scale of construction is sometimes credited with kick starting the industrial revolution in Denmark. They were never used, since only a few decades after completion, artillery fire range exceeded the distance between the fortifications and central Copenhagen, so during the first world war, a temporary line of trenches was built much further out from Greve to Roskilde.
The path along Vestvolden leads across to Utterslev mose. Just visible in the photo above, on the left bank, is a heron. Standing very still, awaiting the chance to dive for fish I presume.
Couldn’t help photographing this little critter above.
Utterslev Mose abuts Bispebjerg cemetery, which I traversed before arriving at Grundtvig’s church in Bispebjerg. I am such a fan of the design of this early 20th century church.
After cycling down the hill from the church, I turned left into new territory. I found this very stylish housing development called Bispebjerg Bakke.
The houses were across the road from Bispebjerg hospital, which is soon 100 years old.