20 November 2008
This is Where It's Hat
So, one of our readers, Lynn, requested a Hat Theme. We're only too happy to oblige. The problem is that I discovered I have so many photos of Copenhageners on bikes wearing hats. Hats are a staple in the winter months here. It would be a mammoth post if I included them all. However, one photo from last winter pops into my head whenever I think 'hat' and 'Copenhagen' and 'bicycle'. It's above. A stylish couple at a red light.
A while back I took this photo of two Korean tourists renting bikes at Baisikeli - the place you have to go if you want to rent bikes in Copenhagen. Smashing outfits the both of them.
These two shots were taken a few days ago. Two cargo bike Copenhagener ladies avec chapeau.
The beret is an absolute evergreen.
As is the many incarnations of the woolen hat.
Here's a splash of colour on a grey winter's day. I believe she was a tourist, speaking another language to the chap behind her.
Jumping south to Paris, I simply had to include this brilliant hat - and outfit.
And I'll wrap up with this, one of my favourite shots, taken on the City Hall Square. Double hatasticness.
And if hats are your funky thang, be sure to visit the Victoria & Albert Museum in London as they have the Anthology of Hats Exhibition running until May 2009.
They also have an exhibition about the romance between sports and fashion called Fashion vs. Sport. Now as anyone who reads this blog will now know, urban cycling is transport, not sport. Cycling is a sport to a tiny percentage of the world's daily cyclists. Nevertheless, this exhibition is a fascinating mix of the two and highlights how they influence each other. This exhibition runs until 04 January 2009.
Regarding cycling as a transport form for the majority of cyclists, I found this text on the Netdoktor website about cycling and pregnancy. It is highly recommended by doctors in Denmark to ride while pregnant, right up to the end if you can. But this text says it all about how cycling is regarded in Denmark:
"Cykling er ikke kun en transportform, men i lige så høj grad en motionsform"
In English: "Cycling isn't only a form of transport, but also a great way to excercise."
I love that. Reminding Danes that cycling is good exercise, too.