The Illustrated City: Danish capital is spirited and busy but there are nooks of tranquillity, says urban sketcher João Albergaria
Fri 5 Jul 2019
A popular square in the centre of a multicultural neighbourhood, Nørrebro, Blågårds Plads hosts street markets, concerts and demonstrations. It is considered something of an alternative location, a bit out of the context of the city, partly because of the large communities of Arab and African people in the area.
There are also many stores that sell secondhand or recycled products.
It is a very busy area, but the trees lend the square tranquillity, projecting fantastic shadows on the pavement.
It was the start of spring and lots of people were outside enjoying the weather – I tried to capture the spirit of the crowded square and the beautiful light.