A trip to Copenhagen
Part 6: Appropriately
takes us to Christianshavn, and it's there, just some steps
away from the station that finally the long waited for bridge
picture falls in place: the right weather, the right view,
the right moment. I click and smile, forgetting the other
shots that didn't work out.
From the subway,
it's just a short walk to Christiania. We cross a street,
we pass the spiral tower, and are almost there.
now entering the E.U." says the gate to those who leave
Christiania. On the way in, it just says "No photos."
Time for a
capuccino, my energy level decides. It comes with an apple
pie, warm and sweet. People sit outside, it's spring again.
Hard to believe it has been winter for some hours just yesterday.
next. So much seen, so much not seen, impossible to see
it all, and it's enough of seeing sights for today anyway.
Taking sips, I try
to remember the flow of the hours. My digital camera helps
me get places in place.
the evening, we go to the "Palads", a kitsch coloured
cinema. Two surprises wait for us there: the inside of the
building isn't kitsch, but art deco. And "The passion
of the Christ" is shown neither in English, nor in
Danish langugae, but in Hebrew, with Danish subtitles. We
pass on this mix and get tickets for "Cold
armed with a Scoobydoo-box of popcorn and a coke we enter
the Palads Number 11, where rolls of celluloid take us back
to the days of the American Civil War. Back then, young
men were eager to leave their home to fight on their side
for justice, and love wasn't always on time. Not that either
of this would have changed much in the last 150 years.
the end, a last cup of cappuccino, a last walk through the
streets of Copenhagen.
a day later, on the way back home, the
sign in Zurich airport again. "Be sure to take home
something precious from your trip: your smile."
- DL, 2004, Wernau am Neckar -
information about the trip and the author
can be found here