Friday afternoon rained for five minutes but cleared up to unveil perfect weather for giant hunting.
My friend Jean-Hee and I have been talking about the wooden giant sculptures scattered around the outskirts of Copenhagen for months now. Each giant, made by artist Thomas Dambo as his "Forgotten Giants" project using recycled scrap wood, interacts organically with its surroundings, whether it's in the middle of a forest watching a family enjoy a picnic or underneath a bridge, typical for giant and troll culture.
With our gang of giant hunters, we set out. Starting with a train ride to Albertslund station, we took our bikes and cycled first to find "Thomas on the Mountain". From there, we hiked through the trails to "Little Tilde" and finally went on a scenic bike ride to Ishøj to find "Oscar Under the Bridge".
Perhaps the best part of the day was the amount of nature we were exposed to. It's been a long time since I've had a city escape or forest bathed, so the afternoon and setting itself was deeply therapeutic. Each of these giants were fortunately pinned on Google Maps. Though it could be a lot of fun to aimlessly wander around a forest until you stumble upon one of the wooden friends.
We were lucky to find these three, but there are still three more to find. Stay tuned, and enjoy the pictures!