February 17, 2010
A wee trip to Copenhagen, Part 2
Dedicated to ceramics and glassware, this bijou boutique has a strong emphasis on Danish design, representing around 30 local designers. If Royal Copenhagen china isn’t quite your thing, you’ll find plenty of gorgeous alternatives here. I love this rather organic collection of coloured vases – so very pretty.
A trip to Copenhagen isn't really complete without sampling smorrebord
(Danish open sandwiches), and nobody does them better than the
legendary Ida Davidsen. Offering a mind-boggling 250 different types of open sandwiches, it's a cosy little restaurant to stop and refuel.
Store Kongensgade 70
Tel. 45 3391 3655
Home to a hippy community since the early 70s, Christiania is an autonomous neighbourhood just south of the city. Tourists are welcome to walk around and take in the markets, street art, galleries and vegetarian cafes (not to mention the heady whiff of weed in the air). I took these pics just outside the ‘no photography’ zone.
Row upon row of fresh pastries and cakes line the shelves of this
perfect Danish bakery, which is just past the bridge of a pretty
canal. It’s all rather overwhelming, but trade is brisk on the weekends so you will have plenty of time to mull over your purchases. If it all proves too much, just point at the nearest, plumpest, juiciest Danish (the pastry, not a person).