Knut Hamsun's Copenhagen, Denmark

Knut Hamsun's Copenhagen, Denmark

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​The Norwegian author Knut Hamsun who made the book ''Hunger'' is here to present the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen in his own words. Søren Kierkegaard also presents this city in ''Søren Kierkegaard's Copenhagen''. There's a similar story told by Dickens called ''Charle's Dickens exposes the pub scene of London''

What I see in Copenhagen

​Copenhagen is this elegant and sophisticated city with high-society people strolling around Strøget with Dutch-Renaissance style buildings.

How I see the humans

​The humans who occupy it are laughing in the night time in Amalienborg with their furry coats and elegant jewelry. But it's all a mask. Their huge coats cover their emotional expression. Their jewelry shines brighter than their faces. There's still hope. If they get out of their mental cage and have a realization of their current state of being. They have to observe themselves carefully. That could be through travel for example. When you put your body in a different location you begin to think differently. The perspective tweaks.

The travel experience of the people

​A lot of the people in Copenhagen haven't even traveled outside the city. It's a great city. No question about that. It has that European kingdom vibe to it. Probably because it's a kingdom. The Renaissance buildings too.

The special quirk about Copenhagen

​You will understand when you come here why it's described as a freshness that captures your mood. You'll see why the little mermaid statue is the most popular city object. While the people are so high on themselves, they have a calmness and welcoming look towards you. You won't see this immediately because it's cold here. They are not cold on the inside. They are lonely and desperate for adventure, but at the same time, they are scared of it. Go visit them here in Copenhagen and give them an adventure.

The author

Kai Bonsaksen

Kai Bonsaksen

I'm Kai from Norway. I always follow that little voice in my head that tells me to go and explore new places … and on itinari, I talk about the ones I know the best!

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