Friday, 17 February 2017

Wonderful, wonderful, Copenhagen.

I'm not a great lover of cities but I would make an exception for Copenhagen shown in this week's prompt.


I've spent many hours there with some time in that selfsame square.


I've doctored this picture to remove the colours and to draw your attention to the pattern on the ground. I guess I must have stood close to where the three people on the right of the prompt photo were located.

No birds, no-one selling food for the pigeons and much more crowded in the 1980s.

I did find a bird feeding elsewhere on the way to Rosenborg Castle.


But like most visitors to Copenhagen I just had to send time admiring - 

The Little Mermaid

To see other posts this week, just follow the links at Sepia-Saturday-355.

9 comments:

Jo Featherston said...

Perfect match apart from the pigeons! Looks like the Danish have done a better job of dissuading them than the English have in Trafalgar Square.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Kilroy was here,
had nothing to say

ScotSue said...

Good to see you back on Sepia Saturday, Bob. Thank you for identifying the prompt photograph as Copenhagen. I had wondered but had't got round to researching it. Thank you too for the comment on my own contribution this week.

Barbara Rogers said...

Great segway into enjoying the sculpture of the Little Mermaid. I'm also grateful that you had the connection for the city based on the design of the square's pavers.

Little Nell said...

Clever Bob to identify the city - perhaps you should let the library on Fickr know, as they have been unable to do so.

You seem to have given us not one, but two Little Mermaids!

Wendy said...

The first thing I noticed in your photo was the pattern in the sidewalk and sure enough, you mentioned it! I also thought the awnings resembled those in the prompt photo. I wonder if this is the first time a Sepian has been in the same spot as the prompt photo.

Alex Daw said...

That's amazing that you noticed the paving. I didn't until you pointed it out. My observation skills obviously need a bit of work. Well done. Fantastic!

La Nightingail said...

The moment I saw your post I recognized those paving sections from the prompt pic. Good match! I'd love to see The Little Mermaid 'in person' someday. Maybe . . .

Mike Brubaker said...

Very clever, Bob. You clearly know a cobblestone from a paving brick.

The Little Mermaid photo inspired me to check if Hans Christian Andersen wrote a story about pigeons. Nothing specific but in THE FARM-YARD COCK AND THE WEATHER-COCK, the old weather cock says, "He admitted that the pigeons, large and white and shining like mother-o'-pearl, looked like a kind of weather-cock; but they were fat and stupid, and all their thoughts and endeavors were directed to filling themselves with food, and besides, they were tiresome things to converse with."