Out and About: Away from the office on May Day
Mayday birch pollen allergy sufferers! That was when the agony started, and it’s been downhill ever since, but uphill for the country’s sun-worshippers.
As is traditional, thousands flocked to Fælledparken near the national stadium in Østerbro for socialist discourses, homage to the unions, speeches from leading left-wing politicians and lots of music, beer and hot dogs – and the Copenhagen Weekly Post were out in force.
Trainee journalist Alessandra Palmitesta (right) joined friends for frolics in the park. Pictured with her are Paula from Spain, Ricard from Spain and Giulia from Italy
And pictured with her (left) here are (left-right) Nicky from Greece, Maria from Spain, Petko from Bulgaria, Savvas from Greece and Giulia from Italy.
Fellow trainee, Alex James, remained camera shy, but stayed sober long enough to take a snap of the North Korean tent (bottom right) where he picked up various knick-knacks.
Finally, the family of managing editor Ben Hamilton (pictured are daughters Billie, showing off, and Karla, in serious contemplation) continued their long tradition of heading to the communist area, while Ben continued his long tradition of staying home and watching the football.