An architectural historian by training and a social historian by inclination - I moved to Copenhagen to write about architecture and design in the city and this site is a way of thinking about and writing about the historic buildings here and about trying to understand how the city evolved as I explore its streets, squares and buildings.

The JOURNAL is the index of the exploration - posted in the sequence I discovered buildings or  searched for information from old maps and drawings and old photographs - but for a rational arrangement of posts by subject then go to categories in the list on the left for posts on, for example, housing or streetscape


A separate blog site - danish design review - has posts about modern buildings and modern Danish design along with more exhibition reviews and more book reviews