Double A! In Danish also knows as Aalborg. Double A, however, is the far cooler local phrase for the power house of a city in the Northern Denmark. Double A is derived from the fact that in this city, we spell it AAlborg – two A’s. However, a lot of other Danes tend to spell it with the Danish letter Å – Ålborg – which to native “Aalleres” is almost a sin. Use the two A’s if you want to be on good terms with the inhabitants.
Aalborg, Denmark, is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve lived in – if not the most beautiful. And you see, it’s not that there are crazy many things to do, but the atmosphere, being situated right at the shore of Limfjorden, with a view to Nørresundby on the other side (Nørresundby is by the way often mistaken for being part of Aalborg – don’t make the mistake and say that to inhabitants in Nørresundby – just a friendly advice). My galleries will include photos from both Aalborg and Nørresundby, because – well, however much they don’t want to be mistaken for each other, they do go very well together.
What attracts me is the incredible blend of nostalgia, industry and nature. The city centre is known for it’s cozyness, unlike the frenzy and stress of Copenhagen and the very hard, new architectural feel of Aarhus (sorry to inhabitants of those cities, but MY city rocks! – and I’m saying that and not even being born here!)
I especially like that you can move across the entire city area by foot, well, if you’re in shape that is. Aalborg is not too big, nor too small. Depending on the weather it will be clear and bright, with the blue waters of Limfjorden – or dark and gloomy when the fog comes in. I am going to show you the faces of Aalborg in all sorts of weathers and seasons….