Slowing down on Strøget
Strøget is the longest pedestrian street in the world. On one of the days that I was in Copenhagen, I chose to walk down this 1.1 kilometer stretch to reach Tivoli Gardens. I regularly popped in and out of shops of all kinds and lingered over the street food stalls. The street is also home to some iconic stores such as Illum, Georg Jensen and the Royal Copenhagen, which were on my list and I made my mandatory pit stops there. Such a large number of people – this density – was not new to me. People walking to office and tourists such as myself walked the streets together. I was already enjoying this vibrant place. The bright colours from all the shopfronts and the movement of people in all directions created a buzz that perhaps could not be heard, but could definitely be seen.
And then, this happened.
The street suddenly opened up into a large plaza with a fountain, a lot of benches and… magic.