Join nationally renowned author and journalist Peter Olesen on a tour of the Copenhagen district of Valby, where he has lived for more than 40 years. The old Copenhagen district holds a special place in his heart, and in the book, Peter Olesen presents the area, which is currently undergoing a thorough transformation and modernization, gaining new buildings, large green areas and a brand new beach.
The book is a guide for walking and biking around present-day Valby. Peter Olesen presents the district he knows so well – the village atmosphere, the fine old industrial area, the lovely streets of handsome houses, the schools, libraries, cafés and churches, as well as the large amount of art that characterizes modern Valby.
Counting Out here in Valby, Peter Olesen has written 24 books about Copenhagen. But he says about Valby: “There actually is no other place in Copenhagen I’d rather live”.
Olesen’s engaging writing and the beautiful photos taken by Kurt Rodahl Hoppe guide the reader through every part of the Valby district. The book is directed at the tourist or newcomer, but longtime residents may also learn something new of their beloved district.