Etruscan Art

Within their limits relatively small, Copenhagen distills several seemingly contradictory personalities: as city marina subjected to the elements, soldier in toy city and, more recently, as elegant design center. All coexist in the modest Danish capital, where it seems that everyone knows. Occasionally, Copenhagen looks like a saltier version of Amsterdam, but although it offers rides by channels together with multitude of needles and a canopy of roofs of bronze colour, port this city life is much more important: huge cruisers are aligned to a shot of anchor of Nyhavn, the lively area of docks, where they sell antique figureheads. Herring, presented in various ways, is available, but many inhabitants of the city take it only at Christmas. The more sentimental side of Copenhagen arises every night in the Tivoli Gardens, creating a character of the Danish society of the 19th century that was inspired by the gardens of London and Paris. In the evening, hundreds of soft lights create a bright fairy country, while a few children dressed in soldier uniforms represent a changing of the guard.

Finally, after all, this is the country of Lego and Hans Christian Andersen; the statue of the Little Mermaid’s tale, one of the best-known urban icons of the world, is a small, nostalgic, for some, disappointing insignificant which is located a few metres from the shore, in the waters of the port. Over the years, his body has been decapitated, disemboweled, and cut. This campy vision of the wonderful Copenhagen it is possible to cause in the city of a postmodern irony designers. The Goldsmith Georg Jensen and the versatile creator ARNE Jacobsen, I oversee the design of the SAS hotel, from the facade until the cups of coffee, paved the way for a group of well-known designers to combine the cold functionalism with beauty. Copenhagen has a rich legacy in art.

Carsberg brewing family was a great collector: your Ny Carsberg Glypotek is full of Etruscan statues and Roman pieces. To the South of the city, the Arken’s art gallery contemporary step opens to the other side of the marshes; to the North, the sea view from the Louisiana Museum is so seductive as its modern art. Peter Hoeg and Lars von bring, film directors, pose challenges to the existing rules, the same attitude that led to American jazz musicians (and especially, the saxophonist Dexter Gordon) to the Montmartre Club of the city in the decades of 1950 and 1960. After the inauguration of a huge bridge-tunnel in July 2000, between Copenhagen and Malmo (Sweden), has been created a combined metropolitan area called the oresund, the largest city of the Baltic and Northern Europe. However, it is suspecting that the typical neighbourhoods of Copenhagen (the elegant Kongens Nytorv, the bustling Vesterbro, the alternative and somewhat left free city of Christiania) will survive, and that the city continue to have a menu of environments as vast as the options of smorrebrod are offered at Ida Davidsen Restaurant famous. Other cities erected statues of generals and potentates. Give you a mermaid in Copenhagen.

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