Colourful Copenhagen

By Lisa Chandler, 16 April, 2024

I love the Danish sense of order (and clean washrooms).  These coloured pencils were available on a “Help Yourself” basis in the café at the Danish Architecture Centre.  

A wooden tray of pencils.

They followed this beautiful staircase in another section of the Centre, all located in Blox. 

Vibrant, painted staircase.

We later noticed that even paint chips are beautiful, and seem like actual painted pieces of paper.

Paint chips in Denmark.

Sadly, while we were swimming in beautiful design and colour, The Old Stock Exchange (Børson) was on fire nearby.  We didn’t know what was burning until the news started reporting it.  
BBC news headlines about Copenhagen fire.
Now we smell like smoke. And we feel sad that the people of Denmark have lost something built 400 years ago.  

Here in its full glory:

The Old Stock Exchange before renovations and fire.

A colourful day, indeed.