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Here is one more oldie, taken more than 55 years ago, before I return to the digital era. Of course it's not a good photo, but I post it for one special reason: It is my first (and probably last) photo from Denmark. I have always found it embarrassing that I didn't have any pictures from here, since Denmark is one of Sweden's closest neighbours. Now only Norway remains a major embarrassment. (I spent my first 20 years close to the Norwegian border!)

This shows a small part of Strøget, a chain of pedestrian streets and squares in central Copenhagen covering a total length of 1,1 km. It was probably one of the first officially pedestrian streets of a reasonable length in the world when it was formalized in the early 1960's. Traditionally these streets had been popular for leisurely strolls since the 19th century.

'Strøget' is a logical name, meaning roughly 'the pedestrian street'.

I took this photo during my first visit to Denmark in 1966. I was on my way home from a journey to England, going overland through Belgium, Netherlands and West Germany.

The map coordinates 55.67888 12.57882 (just click at Map:view) will help you compare this view with what it looks like today.

This was scanned from a Kodak Plus X negative.

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