Fortunately, unfortunately, I live just next to Bella Center, what means being updated with everything that is happening, especially logistically. And I can tell you one thing: from the moment I woke up the only thing I hear is helicopters and sirens… Apparently all the prime ministers and “big fish” delegates are coming today to Copenhagen to actually FIX the climate and it seems like a bit of stressfull pill to take.
Also Bella Center became quite crowded, a friend of mine told me that the queues to get in were few km long and people were waiting for even 7-9 hours to get in what ended up in an unpleasent mood of the crowd…
So I suggest to keep far away from it, maybe read about it but not get into the MILL because I can tell you from my balcony- Crazy it is indeed.
Just go through the entertaining pages on the blog and you will find things to watch and listen to and just RELAX.
Let it not affect you ( I woke up thinking about bomb attacks but I guess it is the kind of “oh my God we have a war” thinking given to me from my grandparents.. ).
HAVE A GOOD DAY.
Seriously? Seriously? Today, 8.30 am. Here I am in the tube going to pass my exam and there is an announcement: ” The metro will not stop at the Bella Center because it is too crowded due to acreditation”.
I really do understand that climate is important, but.. 8.30 in the morning? really really? Fortunately I was going in the opposite direction.
Another anecdote: when buying a weekly ticket for public transport I was asked- “what zones do you need?” I said: “1 and 3”. The man said with a proud voice: “to Bella Center?”Then I said proudly myself: ” No, actually Orestad”. And I got a reply that almost made me crawl with laughter on the floor: “Oh, you are not one of THEM”.
Therefore, there are apparently people and people in Copenhagen these weeks: normal people and climate conference people. What if you are both?
GOGOL BORDELLO tonight, 7pm. Radhuspladsen.
More Balkan spirit in a more “traditional” way:
And if you are really into Balkan spirit, there is a Balkan party in Warsaw this Wednesday, that means tomorrow. Details- contact me.
EARTH HOUR tomorrow at 19 we are switching off lights: http://www.earthhour.org/Homepage.aspx
Do not get scared or surprised when suddenly landing in Copenhagen you will be surrounded by mere thousands of adverts about sustainable energy. It is all for a good case (at least this is what everybody promise). The madness did not start quite yet, although you can feel the excitement around. The beginning 7th of December, Bella Center. I will not report on it – only if something major happens ( i.e. my door will be blocked by antiglobalists). If you are interested, just go on the website of
and preferably buy a t-shirt also becoming a “citizen of Hopenhagen”.
Second is the official site COP15 United Nations:
From houmoristic accents: Polish prime minister Donald Tusk apologizing for not stopping the climate change ( Action at Copenhagen Airport- Tusk is among Zapatero and Sarkozy, curious…)