Our Last Day in Copenhagen
Trip Start Oct 14, 2013
9Trip End Oct 27, 2013
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Vince joined us for coffee and, when we asked about his evening, he was in no mood to discuss it
We had decided we would do some shopping today. The large central section of the city is a pedestrian only zone, with cobblestoned streets, the full gamut of local and chain stores, and many outdoor cafes and restaurants. Many were still eating al fresco despite the cold because the café chairs each provide a blanket in a bright color to match the table umbrellas. We found, as we had all week, that everyone working in the stores spoke English effortlessly and without a touch of resentment. I almost felt guilty.
We wanted something Danish and fell for a Georg Jensen (pronounced approximately “Yo Hensen”) clock for our kitchen. Jensen was a Copenhagen silversmith who died in the ‘30s. We walked away thinking it was too expensive but then we found it 40% off at the local department store. Pathetic how happy that made me. Because of the limited space in our carry-ons, we didn’t buy much more although Vince has a new hat to keep his head warm.
For lunch, we went back to our find from earlier in the week (the charcuterie with no menu) as Vince was eager to try it. It was again marvelous – we opted for a shared board of meats (including venison), cheese, and pate. We learned that the restaurant has only been opened for about three weeks, which explains why there was no sign on the outside and no website to be found. We now count ourselves among the world’s great explorers, bolding going where no guidebook has gone before.