Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Old meets the New in Kaupmannahǫfn
I love the eclectic character of this image. Captured in Copenhagen, Denmark. The old building represents the old era - brick walls and pompous tower that sits in juxtaposition next to the turn-of-the-century lamp at the center and the modern scaffolding behind it. Where else but only in Europe can one find these elements in the same context.
Copenhagen's name reflects its origin as a harbour and a place of commerce. The original designation in Old Norse, from which Danish descends was Kaupmannahǫfn. Now try enunciating that as fast as you can. Kaupmannahǫfn.. Kaupmannahǫfn... kfrprhhmmmffffnn... kpfttttttt....
Hope your day is going well.