February 4th, 2008


Copenhagen slutspurt

How much can you glean about a foreign city by walking around before the shops are open, taking pictures through windows?

Welcome to Copenhagen, where you see, from top to bottom, a Vesterbro live-work space, some junkstore pots, an Islamic travel agency, a Thai health spa, a furniture shop, a black hairdresser, a Thai-Chinese supermarket, a fabric store, a vegetarian restaurant, a kids' clothes shop, an electronics store with a sale ("slutspurt") on, and the Henrik Vibskov shop (with Vik Prjónsdóttir's sealpelt visible).

From this brief walkabout, I got the impression that Copenhagen was like Berlin, but with prettier girls, more Thai restaurants, and a bunch of bawling imbecile drunks for whom Sunday morning is just a brighter, later Saturday night.