My Danish friend who is in her 50s with a enthusiasm of 20 year old asked me for a quiet architectural exhibition afternoon. I said yes, without realizing that it might turn into an interesting and fun-filled day.
We had passes for Studio Mumbai exhibition in the Danish Architectural Center in Copenhagen which started at 3 pm. It was an exhibition where works of Bijoy Jain where showcased, how the East is so different in terms of techniques, skills, knowledge, methods, technology, etc. It was a rudimentary, earthy style which depicted from their works where they wanted to work with nature hand in hand. I could completely relate to it as I am from that country. Also, I shared my experience and knowledge that I was inherited with as my grandfather used to build houses himself. Then and now, most of the workers don't have a degree from universities or colleges in India, they learn my practical experience and observing. This the beauty and sometimes a challenge for architects like Bijoy Jain.
However, one should know how to transform a challenge into an opportunity like he did. It was really nice to be able to see something like this in Copenhagen.
After this we went for a coffee in the center itself. The Cafe had table in the balcony with a view of canal which was so beautiful to look at on a cold afternoon while sipping coffee.
|Cafe overlooking canal|
While Susanne and I were finding the location of the restaurant, Per came up with a suggestion. He remembered about the stone sculpture that his grandfather was part of in making. He suggested to take us there, while I was unaware of the place since Danish name of places still sound alien to me. I was up for it and didn't care much. To my surprise we came to the location where the Little Mermaid was located. I always wanted to visit it, and see for myself as it was so talked about.
|The Little Mermaid with #bombaygirl|
After a hand-freezing walk through these statues and historic places we headed back to our car. With my Indian phone we tracked down the route to Ma'ed Ethiopian restaurant in Norrebro.
We picked an altogether different cuisine, it was Ethiopian. Susanne had an experience with Ethiopian food while her visit to New York. Per and I were completely new to this experience so we were looking forward to it.
|Chicken curry on Injeras|
|Beef with spinach on Injeras|
|The happy me!|
|Per and I enjoying our meal|