Axelborg II

I spent a few days in Copenhagen on the way over to the Faroe islands last month, and so I made a second trip to the Axelborg building. It was a huge contrast to my first visit.

During my first visit a few years ago it was a weekend, so it took a long time to actually get in by tailgating and discreetly preventing the door from closing by way of a pamphlet over the lock. Once in, it was pretty dark and access to anywhere other than the very base of the steps was impossible.

This time, however, it was during the week so the front doors were open, the lights were on, the floors were accessible and…the best feature of all…there was an active paternoster! In case you’re not sure what a paternoster is, it’s a lift which has no doors, and simply goes up – over a loop – and back down. It’s awesome! It seems pretty dangerous as well, and I imagine it’s quite easy to lose a limb on such a thing. However, I had never been in one before so it was a great experience.

You can see it ever so slightly at the right hand side of this image.

Otherwise, this is looking down the great set of balconies from the top floor, with John staring back at me from a few floors below.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s