Finally I find time to upload photos of Copenhagen and write this blog.
Well apart from that before I didn’t had enough space on my hosting to upload this amount of photos. But I suppose you have already noticed that lately I havn’t stopped adding galleries.
And in this blog I wanted to tell you a little about my experience and anecdotes from Copenhagen and Climate Planet.
To begin with, What is Climate Planet? It is an non-profit organization traveling around Europe that tries to explain what is happening with our world.
It is the largest balloon built in the world with a diameter of 24 meters in which there is room for approximately 300 people. And inside this balloon, there is another one in the center hanging from above. And on this one you see live images of NASA from space. Apart from the video that lasts about 45 minutes which explains what is happening with our planet. From the Big Bang to the future, if we continue the same as now. It is like an crash course, very informative and well explained with images and videos.
But I won’t tell you many details of the video, since it is an experience that each one has to live by himself. I’m just going to tell you that it gave me goosebumps when I saw it. The place, the sounds and the theme, it leaves you shocked. And that’s the point. Everyone has to start thinking about their actions, and try to improve our environment.
Well, and then I had the opportunity to go to Copenhagen, one month, ALONE. haha
At first I was skeptical, a month away from home. I have never been so long in another country, and above without anyone I know. But I accepted and the truth is, it has been an unforgettable experience. Apart from the Climate Planet team, I met many new people. People I met outside, when I was out with my camera … or the Tourguides that were always on the square in the mornings. And I also went partying one day with them. That Copenhagen has very cute bars, which by day you would never think that they would be clubs inside. A night with lots of laughs and people from all over the world. =)
Our containers where we slept and lived were exactly next to the globe, on the town hall square. A square that thousands of people pass daily, day and night, to go to work, to go shopping or to party. To be true, a lot of rest you couldn’t get there, it was 24 hours noise, and to add, I live in the outskirts where a car passes maybe every half an hour. Well for me it has been a radical change, always noise, sirens of police and ambulances and the bells of the town hall. Peace little haha , but after the first 2-3 nights without much sleep, my body got used to it, and besides … I was very tired from having slept badly before. It was a feeling like a school hostel. I loved the experience.
Another anecdote, the man from “The earth is flat” … Yes, there are still people who think that the world is flat. When I was leaving my room and going down the stairs, a man from the other side of the fence began to talk to me quite loudly and badly, saying that if I didn’t know … “That the world was flat? If I would be stupid?” Yes, things like that happened there. The man, it seemed to be from Russia by the accent he had. Well, after calling my colleagues, since the man started insulting me and I felt uncomfortable, he tried to explain us… why the world was flat… And that’s why … there’s the video. Open the eyes of many people, not that the world is round because that’s just commun sence. If not … that there are many people, very little informed about the climate and everything that surrounds our world.
But these are single bad stories, apart from this there was a lot of positive response. People who came out of the show and thanked us for what you were doing. Moved by the information and the show. That came up to us and explained their way of thinking and what they were doing against global warming. People, who after seeing the show, came back with their friends, family to watch it another time.
Well and apart from working with Climate Planet, I took advantage of my free days to take pictures. The first days I didn’t show up in or enclosure. From morning to night I went for a walk around Copenhagen with my camera. It has a lot of history and very nice places to visit. And also strange things … like the little red house that looked like it was going to fall down from the bad it was built between the other houses. Things that gave me peace in a place this noisy like the boats on the shore, the street musicians and the colorful buildings in the harbor.
In the gallery you can see everything, from the first day of arriving when the balloon was being assembled, my trips with the camera and also the dismantling of the balloon on the last day … when it went up the air xD