Landlubbers! Walk to Eurovision Island

The plan for yesterday was to track the walk from the metro at Christianshavn to Eurovision Island, give or take. ESC Reporter suspects 10-15 minutes for the 3km walk is optimistic, which it is – Rejseplanen doesn’t offer searches solely by foot, but tracks the last leg from Fabrikmestervej to #bogwhallerne as taking 20 minutes. 3km/1.86 miles at a steady walking pace should take around 45 mins. Maybe the 15 mins is for bikes.

I’ll do a controlled test another day. We had way too much fun exploring Holmen, in particular watching the bus sluse going up and down, before finishing off with a quick check of what’s occuring on Eurovision Island itself.

holmen
our Holmen tour – explore further on Google Maps

It’s worth making the detour to Papirøen, directly across the water from Nyhavn, not least to verify that the bridge still isn’t finished and there’s no progress on the supposed boat stop at Nyhavn. It seems likely that the rather larger boats run by tour operators – and leaving from the heart of Nyhavn – will play a major role on the night.

harbour bus sailing resolutely past Nyhavn
992 harbour bus sailing resolutely past Nyhavn
no progress from last week
no progress from last week

Papirøen (Paper Island – from 1958-2013 it housed a newspaper warehouse) is home to the just opened Copenhagen Street Food, described as a ‘sustainable food market’. It wasn’t exactly buzzing on Easter Sunday but will surely have a bit more life about it in May:

Copenhagen Street Food
Copenhagen Street Food – 30-40 stands are planned
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get that view!

Now as we know the 9A is at the heart of the #escdk bus solution. At the moment it putters down Prinsessegade as far as Operaen, troubled only by the bus sluse, which gently frees the way:

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Past Operaen there are great shots to be had:

the Danish Navy at rest
the Danish Navy at rest
a diamond in the rough?
a diamond in the rough?

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