through the gate on Istedgade

Walking along Istedgade from the central railway station in Copenhagen there is a short street on the right-hand side with a small doorway in an imposing and, to be honest, slightly ominous facade. The doorway is not strictly a doorway but a gateway through to a magical World for children.

The other thing that is maybe slightly ominous is the name - Skyebanehavn. It means the garden of the shooting gallery. Apparently it was owned by Copenhagen Shooting Society. When kids are bad in Copenhagen do parents threaten them with a trip to the shooting gallery? Looking at the children playing there, even on a grey Autumn day, they didn't look too worried.