Copenhagen to Chicago and back again
January 19, 2011 § 2 Comments
On Monday, one of my friends from language class, Valentina, was having a birthday. She decided to have a dinner party at her kollegium with about 30 people, including folks from our language class, and random other people she knew. Since Valentina is Italian, the occasion obviously called for spaghetti. And when I say spaghetti, I mean a LOT of spaghetti. Valentina told me after that she made 4kg, or almost 9lbs, of spaghetti! After my first helping, I went back for seconds, thinking maybe there wouldn’t be enough. The pot was still full to the brim! There was alsotomato bruschetta and three or four huge pans of amazing tiramisu. So delicious! Was definitely a hyggelig night!
And what’s a blog post without unflattering photos of friends!?
(1. Katy, from England, eating spaghetti. 2. Nadine, from Germany, drinking beer. 3. Birthday girl Valentina blowing out candles on the tiramisu. 4. The aftermath… a huge number of beer cans and bottles)
On Tuesday, after class, we went on a tour of the Royal Library, also called the “Black Diamond” because the outside resembles a black diamond, or something. In the library, none of the books are actually on the shelves; you have to put in a request and then they come the next day for you. Apparently there is a really good room of Jewish documents, and actually there is a Jewish museum behind the library as well. Apparently the collection of books this library owns could stretch from Copenhagen to Chicago and back again. (And yes, the tour guide did use Chicago as the example). And I believe that figure doesn’t include digital records. In fact, the library archives every website that ends in .dk. Freaky!!
Well anyway, this is better explained with pictures. Like always, click the image to see a bigger version.