Copenhagen drain covers: gotta catch ’em all!

Well, maybe not ALL of them. I noticed some days ago that many of the street access covers are much more attractive than those in London. Like New Orleans’ ‘Crescent City’ water company meter covers, they add interest to the street. Also note that most of the pavements/sidewalks are cobbled. And despite frequent street sweepers, there are lots of cigarette butts: it’s surprising how many people smoke in a city full of organic food shops!

We were puzzled by a frequent but irregular ‘whoosh’ sound outside the flat. It wasn’t the lift bridge, the rumble of car tires over the wide pavement. Nothing was moving, but still there was The Noise. Yesterday morning we worked out what it was:

Nyhavn has so many tourists, so much garbage, that these bins are self-emptying: the whoosh was the vacuum sucking the waste to a central, more accessible collection point.

Another indication of just how many people visit the bars (and drink Copenhagen’s own beer): the beer is delivered by tanker. This one holds 9000 litres.


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A zoologist who draws, a spinner who weaves, a person who thinks.
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4 Responses to Copenhagen drain covers: gotta catch ’em all!

  1. enallagma9 says:

    Beer tankers, eh. Well, OK, then.


  2. A Mencke says:

    I’m really enjoying reading your posts. Thank you for them and all the wonder pictures you include. What a beautiful city!

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  3. Gwen says:

    I’ve visited a soft drink bottling factory. The sugar syrup was delivered by tankers. Of course it makes sense, but it was still astonishing.

    Not that it quite compares to beer delivery by tankers. A difference in scale. I assume the bars are smaller than the bottling factory…

    The drain covers are awesome.

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