As a part of my Danish Language and Culture course, we were given the task of exploring a portion of Copenhagen. For my group and I, this meant a trip to Frederiksstaden. It was an intriguing place, home to both the professional and the touristy. On one hand, there was the epic, expansive guise of the Amalienborg place courtyard, anchored by four palaces situated across from each other.
Situated as such, it made for a powerful message; more importantly, the format allowed for a direct line of sight to the Opera House situated across the canal and another line of sight to the Marble Church behind the Amalienborg courtyard.
Considering that a snack wouldn’t be remiss, we went searching, arriving at a quaint establishment known as Mormors. Meaning Grandma’s in Danish, it exuded a homely vibe, reinforced by the knickknacks on the wall and the expansive dining room table in the center of the establishment. In short, it brought to mind hygge (more on that in the coming months as fall and winter settle in). Add in a delicious smoothie and scrumptious pastries and it quickly became well…grandma’s. When placed together, the result was an experience proved both refreshing and invigorating as I continue to make Copenhagen my new home.