Copenhagen, Gammelstrand

This is another somewhat later photograph, probably from the 1920s or 1930s. Notice that the street has been kept clear, which probably indicates that a huge percentage of the available space has been given over to automobiles, even though only one seems to be visible.

I love the spare but perfectly articulated architecture of these buildings. This is proof, if any were ever needed, that a multitude of styles can work well, but that many of them work best when they are used to the exclusion of other styles in the immediate vicinity. This scene has an integrity and coherence that is rarely achieved.


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