Copenhagen, Denmark

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  Martin Nyrop’s Italianate 1905 City Hall, with its 344-foot-high clock tower, stands tall beside Tivoli, the 165-year-old amusement park that inspired Disneyland.  Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
    Martin Nyrop’s Italianate 1905 City Hall, with its 344-foot-high clock tower, stands tall beside Tivoli, the 165-year-old amusement park that inspired Disneyland. Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
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  The Dutch firm MVRDV converted a pair of seed silos into the aptly named Gemini residence.  Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
    The Dutch firm MVRDV converted a pair of seed silos into the aptly named Gemini residence. Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
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  Bellavista, Arne Jacoben’s 1931–34 functionalist housing complex at the beachside suburb of Klampenborg.  Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
    Bellavista, Arne Jacoben’s 1931–34 functionalist housing complex at the beachside suburb of Klampenborg. Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
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  The city makes getting around easy for tourists and residents alike, by providing roughly 2,000 free bicycles, available at stands throughout Copenhagen.  Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
    The city makes getting around easy for tourists and residents alike, by providing roughly 2,000 free bicycles, available at stands throughout Copenhagen. Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
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  Once a red-light district and popular brawling spot for drunken sailors, today Nyhavn 
is packed with restaurants and cafes, and is a starting point for canal boat tours.  Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
    Once a red-light district and popular brawling spot for drunken sailors, today Nyhavn is packed with restaurants and cafes, and is a starting point for canal boat tours. Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
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  Noma, one of Copenhagen’s ten Michelin-starred restaurants.  Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
    Noma, one of Copenhagen’s ten Michelin-starred restaurants. Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
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  The 2005 VM apartment complex in the Ørestad district, designed by PLOT, takes its name from the shapes of the two plans: While the M balconies are flush with the building’s facades, those covering the V structure jut ominously like shark’s teeth.  Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
    The 2005 VM apartment complex in the Ørestad district, designed by PLOT, takes its name from the shapes of the two plans: While the M balconies are flush with the building’s facades, those covering the V structure jut ominously like shark’s teeth. Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
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  Restaurant Jacobsen is one of the architect's many projects at Klampeborg, which include lifeguard towers, a theater and a gas station.  Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
    Restaurant Jacobsen is one of the architect's many projects at Klampeborg, which include lifeguard towers, a theater and a gas station. Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
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  Room 606, the only suite in Jacobsen’s modernist SAS Royal Hotel that remains precisely as the architect had intended it to look.  Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
    Room 606, the only suite in Jacobsen’s modernist SAS Royal Hotel that remains precisely as the architect had intended it to look. Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
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  Hot seats in the oh-so-cool Absolut Icebar Copenhagen.  Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
    Hot seats in the oh-so-cool Absolut Icebar Copenhagen. Photo by Thomas Ibsen.
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