LHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 42 Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4051 times:
For the first time, we head across the Atlantic to pile on a European city, so here goes:
It's coppered roofs and imaginative spires depict the seat of a powerful empire. Alas, that was a thousand years ago. Today, while Denmark still has a queen, or something, her main duty is cutting the ribbon at IKEA openings.
Copenhagen, however, still retains much of that wealthy city feel. Especially when you're trying to buy a beer. At the equivalent of $8 in that funny currency with the hole in the middle that the Danes use, Danish beer is more expensive than prescription medication, and about as tasty.
As you wander the streets (Stroget, pronounced "Strghrghrg-gulp," and Kongens Nytorv, pronounced "Kglluuuhh"), you'll doubtless ponder the same question that visitors to this capital have been asking themselves for hundreds of years. "Why am I here?" is a common one, as is "What time does my flight leave?" Fortunately, the residents of Copenhagen are happy to answer that question, when not shivering too hard in the Scandinavian cold for their words to be understood.
Tivoli Gardens, the "Danish Disneyworld"
Another thing that Copenhagen is known for is its women. You know that popular characterization of Scandinavian women being beautiful and sexually free? They're talking about the Norwegians and the Swedes.
A Copenhag in traditional dress
Finally, the most damning indictment of Copenhagen (besides the consistently awful play of F.C. Kobenhavn) is that a guy like OYRJA can get a job there, proving that professional standards as well as personal standards are in the gutter. Hell, even their red light district is half-ass.
For your roasting pleasure: Copenhagen, Denmark. Feel free to pile on.
"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
PMN From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 563 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4031 times:
Hmm...I spent a couple of days in Copenhagen a few weeks ago and kinda liked it, but then again I do live in the world's most spectacularly dull shit hole, Bradford, UK, so pretty much anywhere is good for me.
Edith in his bed, a plane in the rain is humming, the wires in the walls are humming some song - some mysterious song
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4008 times:
I thoroughly enjoyed Copenhagen the couple of times I was there - my first wife and I got married there. The hotel was awesome, Tivoli Gardens got a lot of my $$$, Madame Toussad's Wax Museum, the waterfront. Altogether an enjoyable trip - each time.
Even went out to CPH just to watch airplanes for a bit . . .
Note to Self: Watch out - might be on LHMark's next Pile on List. Oughta be interesting to see how many can pile on ANC that have ever spent time here.