ABOUT


My name is Birgitte. I am Danish - from Copenhagen - but I have lived in Italy for more than 15 years. For many years I lived and worked in Rome, but since 2011 I have been based in Florence where I live with my daughter + our 2 very cute cats. We love Italy but we also like to travel to Copenhagen as often as possible (minus the cats!).

When I don't blog I work as a lifestyle photographer or I translate legal documents from Danish to Italian or the other way around.

When I am not blogging, taking photos or translating documents I can be found hanging out with my daughter at the playground, taking lots of photos just for the fun of it, drinking coffee with soy milk, spending too much time on Instagram, or - my most favorite thing to do - simply enjoying the little things in life.

A dusty olive green is my creative playground where I share my personal photography and other random stuff from my life. 

For photography inquiries and general info on portrait sessions have a look at my website.

26 comments:

  1. you have an absolutely beautiful blog and photos, they really tell a story. brava! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much! I just discovered yours as well. Can't wait to follow it :-)

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  2. I just stumbled upon your blog whilst looking for a restaurant on Nansensgade. Your blog and photos are stunning and they perfectly capture the Copenhagen that I am slowly getting to know but that I love so much as an expat. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank yo uso much for your nice words. I'm really happy you like the blog. Enjoy Copenhagen!

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  3. Hi Birgitte,

    I am a Producer on the US travel show House Hunters International. I found your website when looking for expats who might be interested in being a part of the show, I hope you don't mind me contacting you?

    I thought I would reach out to see if you or anyone you know have recently moved abroad and might be interested in taking part in House Hunters International?! Ideally they should be outgoing and fun, aged under 45 and have bought a property within the last few years or are renting a property.

    House Hunters International is a half-hour TV show currently airing on the Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV) in America. The series is designed to de-mystify the international home-buying / renting process, by going behind the scenes of a house hunt where expats and their real estate agents tour 3 homes. At its core, House Hunters International is a travel show concentrating on the idiosyncrasies of the locales and what makes them special and different.

    Here are some examples of the show that you can watch on Youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reYI3L3lC-c - Barcelona from LA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOiump3__Mo - Vienna from California
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tblIVLw0coE – Panama from Pennsylvania

    Please do get in touch if you or anyone you know may be interested in the show.

    Best wishes,

    Michelle

    Michelle James
    CASTING PRODUCER LEOPARD FILMS
    1-3 St Peter's Street, London N1 8JD - +44 20 7704 3300
    michelle.james@leopardfilms.com
    www.leopardfilms.com

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    1. Hi Michelle,

      Thank you for your message. I'm not able to help you, but I will leave your comment here for anybody to contact you.

      Best regards
      Birgitte

      Ps: Just saw the show from Barcelona. It's great!

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  4. Hi Birgitte,

    Your recommendations for Florence and Rome are spot on (just tried 5ecinque today)! Thanks for the great work!

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    1. Wow, I'm really happy to hear that you like the blog. 5 e cinque is the best :-)

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  5. Hi Brigitte
    looking at your images of Florence and Rome is like taking a stroll down memory lane as I lived in both cities for quite a long time. Where do I live now? In Dublin!

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    1. That is so good to hear. I hope Dublin is ok as well, although it's hard to imagine it can compare with Italy :-)

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  6. Just stumbled upon this blog... love it! Wonderful composition and topics, and the photographs are absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to join the Italian expat blog circle ;)

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks for commenting! What a great blog name you have :-) Happy to have you in the expat team :-)

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  7. I know this feeling of falling in love with a city or a country too well...bad thing is that not being able to live there makes my heart ache. A lot.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that you can't live in your favorite city. Please tell me what city it is :-)

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  8. "I believe that every city has its own soul"...I love that thought. I'm living in your home town Copenhagen now. I'm curious to hear you describe its soul:-)

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    1. You are right. Maybe some day I should writing something about Copenhagen and it's soul :-)

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  9. Hello!
    I think it's great that you're living the life of your dreams (hopefully!) and I really love your photos, they're fantastic and I think that you really understand how to capture the Italian soul!
    I would like to hear a little more about your job as a translator, though. How does it work? Which language? Do you work from home? What is it you're translating? I love languages and I'm considering to become a translator. I'm dreaming about the kind of life that you're living!
    Thanks in advance! :)

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    1. Thanks for your lovely words! I have a 5 years masters degree in translation between Danish and Italian from Copenhagen Business School. This degree makes me qualified for the separate title as State Authorized Translator which means that I can do official certified translations in Denmark. I work on a freelance basis, from home, which gives me a lot of flexibility, so that's really great. I translate all kinds of non literary documents, i.e. juridical, technical and economical language, certificates, exam papers etc. It is a business with a lot of competition and not so much work, but of course it also depends on what language you choose to translate from. (Always your mother tongue and another language). The great thing is that you can work from home and have clients all over the work, so in that way you have no limitations.

      I hope this answered your questions. Good luck!

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  10. Hi Birgitte, I Cosimo From Conegliano, I'm 60 km from Venice, I saw you blog, a pic, they are really beautiful. I would like to connect with you probably we can do some business togheter. I have a business site, not going to post it here, but would like to share it with you, put here my skype ID = depriori Hope to hear from you soon.

    Cosimo De Priori

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    1. Hi Cosimo,

      Thanks a lot for your comment. Feel free to send me an e-mail: b.brondsted@gmail.com if you would like to tell me about your project.

      Ciao
      Birgitte

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  11. Hi Birgitte, I have just discovered your blog and WOW! It is so so beautiful. I am coming to Florence in 2 weeks which is how I discovered your blog in the first place. I'm pretty sure it is now going to become our guidebook! Exactly what we were looking for so thank you. Just 1 question if you don't mind, would you recommend cave di maiano for dinner?
    Thanks
    Natalie X

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    1. Hi Natalie! Thank you for your kind words. I'm happy you find the blog useful. I actually don't know the restaurant you mention, but I had a look at their website and it sure looks great, so I would give it a try. Maybe you can come back and tell me if it was worth it :-)

      I hope you will have fin in Florence. Are you coming for vacation or for a longer stay?

      Birgitte

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    2. For sure - if we end up going to that restaurant I will let you know for sure!
      We are coming for vacation, and then going onto a hotel in the Tuscan countryside after Florence.
      I would love to do an illustration for your site one day - am sure I will have lots of Florence / Tuscan posts coming soon! :)
      N X
      www.nataliesolomon.co.uk/blog

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    3. Your illustrations are beautiful! I can't wait to see what you make in Tuscany :-)

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  12. Hi, as many other visitors here I stumbled on your blog looking for info about Copenhagen and fell head over heels in love with your style and photography. Enjoyed every single page, and will be following in the future.
    Best
    Jasmine

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    1. Thank you so much, Jasmine and welcome to the blog!

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