The countdown has begun and jul is just around the corner. If I am going to show you the Copenhagen jule lights, now is the time. In a way it is touching how everybody pulls out all the stops, considering the choke hold of the financial crisis (a subject more taboo than exposed private parts, do not bring it up, people will look at you like you just farted). But somehow it is like a corner of the blanket has been lifted, and we are slowly getting back in business. It's that, or jul has finally gotten to me...
The Kings New Square department store Magasin, formerly Magasin du Nord. Unlike the competing department store Illum one block over, they do not have elaborately decorated windows. But then they have the lights and the best location in the city.
I never noticed this before, but the decorations are different depending on the street...
It can be stars, hearts or cut outs, always with lots of lights and pine branches.
The advertising agency People Group. Can you make it out? The lamps form a jule-tree and on the top floor you have the star.
Jule heart decor at Le Klint, home of the creepily popular sculptural white lamps.
The Niels Bohr institute. If you look real fast it is like a movie... (no?). The lights are shifting randomly every other second, looking like giant snowflakes. This house is sitting next to a big road, not a pedestrian area, and still they make a show. I see that as a sign of defiance and strength, not giving into doom. We are going to kick this financial crisis' ass. One day at the time.
(I am contaminating myself with the jule spirit here. That's a first, haha)