His & Hers Doors in Køge
A short drive outside of Copenhagen and you’ll find old housing quarters that out-charm even the fairy tale castles and spires of Denmark’s capital city.
With their small stature, handmade details, and Lego-like color schemes, these old houses make you feel like you entered a toy street where you can lift the lids off the homes and find a perfect diorama of days gone by.
That is until you notice the sleek flat screens, hi-tech kitchens, and modern Danish furniture design contained within. These houses encapsulate perfectly one of the amazing things about Danish culture: the nearly seamless combination of old and new.
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Copenhagen is a compact city dense with bike paths, public art, user-friendly public spaces, and enchanting architecture.
The city has two personalities depending on the season.
In the summer, beautiful blond girls ride bikes in short skirts and try to catch all 20 hours of daylight. Everybody basks in the plentiful parks that host frequent concerts and events while drinking beer and eating ice cream.
In the winter months, the majority of the city is bundled in copious outerwear as temperatures dip, and very short days require the streetlights to be on nearly constantly. Despite the winter gloom, there is nothing prettier than a Copenhagen street covered in lamplight and snowfall on a winter evening. Residents hurry home to cosy up with treats, warm drinks and dreams of the summertime.
Bike around the Green Bike Path, (grønne cykelruter), while visiting favorite sites like the porridge restaurant Grød on hip Jægersborggade where you can get a solid breakfast. Take a walk around The Lakes, (søerne), for great people watching and to catch the vintage neon advertising signs come on in the evening. Take a quick trip to Tivoli Gardens to ride Himmelskibet for a view of the city.
The feeling that you’ve been transported to another era.
A homogenous culture that reinforces social uniformity and regularly enforces “jantelov“.
The local and collective-oriented mindset of its inhabitants.
A cross between Monica Gellar and Mary Ingalls Wilder.