“To travel is to live.”–Hans Christian Anderson
Armchair Traveler to Denmark
I started the blog series, “At Home in any Country” because I think it’s fascinating to learn about how people live all over the world. Travel, and particularly different cultures, provide so much inspiration and and awareness. I think it’s important to be familiar the world, whether that’s through actually traveling to other countries or becoming an armchair traveler and educating yourself. You can read the fist blog post in the series on Switzerland here and another post on Danish culture here.
My ancestry is Danish, so I love learning about Denmark and hope to one day visit there. My dream is to visit Copenhagen. I was so jealous of my friend who was lucky enough to stay in one of the luxurious Copenhagen hotels D’Angleterre. The residential architecture has its origins in the Viking period, but today when people think of Danish design, descriptions such as functional, edgy, timeless, minimalist and quality come to mind. Since there are so many different styles there, it’s challenging to break it down. One phrase that I read that captures the Danish philosophy of Architecture and design is that it is “made for living and designed for life.”
Examples of Danish Architecture
Here are some examples: