Summer 2016 in Denmark – swim, play, joy and fun on Bellevue Beach at Oeresund Coast among the happiest people in the world

Sommer 2016 – svømning, leg, glæde og sjov på Bellevue Strand ved Øresunds Kyst blandt verdens lykkeligste folk.

 

In march 2016 Denmark won the title of Worlds happiest country according to the World Happiness Report Update 2016, worldhappiness.report.

 

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen 4. june 2016.

 

In the last 10 days there have been warm temperature with 22-28 degrees and blue sky all over Denmark.

The first week-end of june 2016 all danes and visitors are outdoor on café´s, forest, parks and beaches on the 7000 km coastline of Denmark.

All ages enjoy the clean swimming water and play on white sand beaches.

 

Its family time and picnic time all day long – from early morning to late night!

 

 

Beach Volley Ball on the 700 meter long sandy Bellevue Beach in Klampenborg – 15 km. north of Copenhagen:

 

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Beach Volley Ball on Bellevue Beach at Øresund Cost. Phohot in direction south 4. june 2016 bt Erik K Abrahamsen

Beach Volley Ball on Bellevue Beach at Øresund Coast. Photo in direction south 4. june 2016  Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Bellevue beach is a 700 meter long sandy beach with adjoining lawns designed by danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen and landscape architect C. Th. Sørensen in 1932.

Its a beach complex designed by Arne Jacobsen with bathing cabins, lifeguard towers and kiosks and inaugurated 1932 by Danish Prime Minister Thorvald Stauning and has since became the most popular summer resort in Copenhagen – even today summer 2016.

 

Bellevue Beach Complex:

View to adjoining lawns, 700 meter long sandy beach, lifeguard tower on bathing jetty, wind mills on sea and bridge “Øresundsbroen” between Denmark (Amager) and Sweden in horizon:.

 

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Bellevue Beach complex designed by architect Arne jacobsen and landscape architect C. Th. Sørenseb´n in

Bellevue Beach complex with adjoining lawns designed by architect Arne Jacobsen and landscape architect C. Th. Sørensen in 1934. The original lifeguard tower in middle of photo. Photo in direction south/east to windmills on sea and bridge “Øresundsbroen” between Denmark (Amager) and Sweden in horizon. 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

In 1934 Arne Jacobsen designed and built the neighboring Bellavista apartment buildings – and in 1936 he completed his magnificent architecture with a restaurant and Bellevue Theatre.

 

Belleaviste apartment buildings as neighbor to bellavue beach Complex

Bellavista apartment buildings (1934), restaurant and Bellevue Theatre (1936) right on photo as neighbor to Bellevue Beach. Photo 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Bellevue Beach and adjoining lawns at Oeresund coast in Klampenborg – 15 km. north of Copenhagen:

 

Bellevue Beach in Klampenborg - 15 km north of Copemhagen. Photo 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Bellevue Beach in Klampenborg – 15 km north of Copenhagen. Photo view in direction south 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Bellevue Beach at Oeresund coast in Klampenborg – 15 km. north of Copenhagen:

View to 2 original lifeguards towers on new renovated bathing jetties designed by architect Arne Jacobsen in 1932:

 

Bellevue Beach in Klampenborg. Photo 4. june 2016 by E

Bellevue Beach in Klampenborg. Photo in direction south 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from Bellevue Beach to Oresund with wind mills at sea and bridge “Øresundsbroen” between Denmark (Amager) and Sweden in horizon:

On photo from left to right in horizon:

2 islands with Fortress “Flakfort”  and Fortress “Middelgrunds Fort” as part the defense of Copenhagen from seaside built 1910, the bridge “Øresundsbroen” between Denmark (Island Amager) and Sweden and windmills on sea:

 

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View to Øresund on Bellevue Beach. Photo in direction east 4. june 2016

View to Øresund on Bellevue Beach, wind mills and bridge “Øresundsbroen” between Denmark (Island Amager) and Sweden.. Photo in direction east 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to Oresund from Bellevue Beach:

Original life guard tower on new renovated bathing jetty designed by architect Arne Jacobsen 1932.

 

View to Øresund from Bellevue Beach in Klampenborg. Photo in direction east 4

View to Øresund from Bellevue Beach in Klampenborg. Photo in direction east 4 june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Swimming, play and fun in the water of Oeresund at Bellevue beach:

 

Swim, play and fun in the water of Øresund at Bellevue Beach. Photo in direction south

Swim, play and fun in the water of Øresund at Bellevue Beach. Photo in direction south 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Relaxtion and picnic under the trees and adjoining  lawns on Bellevue Beach:

View in direction Bellevue Theatre (1936) designed and built by architect Arne Jacobsen.

 

Relaxatin and picnic under the tree on Bellevue Beach. Photo in direction Bellevue Theater by Arne Jacobseb. Ph

Relaxation and picnic under the trees and adjoining lawns on Bellevue Beach. Photo in direction Bellevue Theatre designed 1936 by Arne Jacobsen 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Beach Volley Ball – play, fun and joy on bellevue Beach:

 

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Beach Volley Ball on Bellevue Beach. Photo 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Beach Volley Ball on Bellevue Beach. Photo 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Beach Volley Ball:

 

Beach Volley Ball on Bellevue Beach. Photo 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Beach Volley Ball on Bellevue Beach.  View in direction east to Øresund and Sweden. Photo 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Beach Volley Ball:

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Beach Volley Ball on Bellevue Beach. Phoot 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Beach Volley Ball on Bellevue Beach. Photo 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to Bellevue beach with original lifeguard towers, kiosk and store complex designed by architect Arne Jacobsen in 1932:

 

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View to Bellavue Beach with original lifeguard towers, kiosk and sture buildings designed by architect Arne Jacobsen in 19

View to Bellevue Beach with original lifeguard towers, kiosk and store buildings designed by architect Arne Jacobsen in 1932. Photo in direction east to Oeresund and Sweden 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to original lifeguard towers on bathing jetty on Bellevue Beach:

 

View to original lifeguards towers on Bellavue Beach. Photo 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

View to original lifeguards towers on Bellevue Beach. Photo 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Fun, joy and play from bathing jetty into the clean water of Oeresund on Bellevue Beach in Klampenborg 15 km. north of Copenhagen:

 

Fun, joy and play in clean 20 degrees water of Oeresund on bellevue Beach in Klampenborg. Photo 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Fun, joy and play from bathing jetty into clean 20 degrees water of Oeresund on Bellevue Beach in Klampenborg. Photo 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Only 50 meter from Bellevue Beach and at Strandvejen you can find this 800 years old oak “Skovfogedegen”:

View to Bellevue Beach complex with adjoining lawns.

 

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800 years old tree only 50 meter from Bellevue beach on Strandvejen and entrance of deep ark "Dyrehaven". Photo in direction east to Bellavue Beach and Oeresund 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahanse.

At left the 800 years old oak tree “Skovfogedegen” only 50 meter from Bellevue Beach on Strandvejen and entrance of dee park “Dyrehaven”. Photo in direction east to Bellevue Beach and Oeresund 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahansen.

 

Plate telling the story about the 800 years old oak “Skovfogedegen” as neighbor to Bellevue Beach complex:

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Plate telling the story of the 800 years old oak at Bellevue Beach complex. Photo 4. june 2016 by erik K Abrahamsen.

Plate telling the story of the 800 years old oak at Bellevue Beach complex. Photo 4. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

I hope you have enjoined my story on this wonderful warm summer day here on Bellevue Beach.

Its easy to reach Bellevue Beach. Take the S-train or local train (Kystbanen) from all stations in Copenhagen to Klampenborg station.

 

Map of North Sealand, Denmark:

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I finish my article with this photos from summer 2014 Bellevue Beach Complex designed by architect Arne Jacobsen and garden architect C. Th. Sørensen in 1932-36:

 

Bellevue Beach Complex:

View to lifeguard tower on bathing jetty, bathing cabins, beach kiosk and Bellavista apartments – all designed by architect Arne Jacobsen 1932-36:

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Bellevue Beach Complex. Photo in direction south summer 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Bellevue Beach Complex. At right Bellavista apartment. Photo in direction south summer 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Bellavista apartment building (1934).

 

Bellavista apartment built 1934 by architect Arne jacobsen as part

Bellavista apartment built 1934 by architect Arne Jacobsen as part of Bellevue Beach Complex (1932-36). Photo summer 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Restaurant and Bellevue Theatre built 1936:

 

Bellevue Beatch complex by architect Arne Jacobsen

Bellevue Beach complex by architect Arne Jacobsen: Restaurant and Bellevue Theatre built 1936. Photo summer 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View from Bellevue Beach in direction east to Oresund, Sweden and wind mills at sea.

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View from Bellevue Beach to Øresund and Sweden. Photo summer 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

View from new renovated bathing jetty with original lifeguard tower on Bellevue Beach to Øresund and Sweden. Photo summer 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

View to part of Bellevue Beach Complex by architect Arne Jacobsen and landscape architect C. Th. Sørensen 1932-36:

Bellevue Beach and adjoining lawns.

 

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Bellavue Beach Complex. Beach and adjoining lawns. Photo in direction east to Øresund. summer 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

Bellevue Beach Complex: Beach and adjoining lawns. Photo in direction east to Øresund. Summer 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

About the most happiest people in the world:

 

In march 2016 Denmark won the title of Worlds happiest country according to the World Happiness Report Update 2016, worldhappiness.report.

The report is released by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) for the United Nations, unsdsn.org.

Its Denmarks third title within the last five year.  Denmark won the title in 2012 and 2013 – in 2015 Switzerland won the title.

 

Text and photos Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen 2016

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Enjoy life – be happy!

 

Melby, North Sealand, Denmark 5. june 2016

 

Best wishes

Erik

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