A Hotelie in Copenhagen
I’m already a month into my adventure and time has really flown by! I’ve been keeping very busy—I’m always doing something here.
Last week was Core Course Week, which is dedicated to learning and working with your core course. My core course (graphic design) started the week with workshops about visual journaling and critiques of our most recent projects. We then started on our adventure through western Denmark! Because my major at Cornell is not graphic design, I am in a foundations course; but we traveled with all of the graphic design courses. It was great to escape the city (when you leave Cornell, “The City” is not always in reference to the Big Apple!) and explore areas that consist more of locals.
The trip also gave me a chance to get to know the people in my class better and meet more people with similar interests in design.
We visited a few different towns, and stopped at so many museums along the way. We also visited a design school and a reenactment town. By far, my favorite was Aros Museum in Aarhus, which is the second biggest city in Denmark. The town was charming and the museum had such incredible exhibitions, with an emphasis on installation art.
The rainbow panorama was one of the most incredible things I’d ever seen–and walking around it really made me understand color in a new way. The trip also gave me a chance to get to know the people in my class better and meet more people with similar interests in design.
This weekend, I had a retreat with my house. Living in a house that is culinary themed is always an adventure, and encourages me to practice something I love to do!
Our retreat began on Saturday, and in the morning we went on a walking food tour of Nørrebro, a suburb of Copenhagen. It’s interesting to see a more residential area of Copenhagen and see how local people live. And if you know anything about me, I can’t resist a whole bunch of delicious things that I have to try.
A food tour of Copenhagen wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Grød, a porridge place that is one of the trendiest spots in Denmark.
When we came back, we began to prepare an epic dinner. We made a brisket (which has to cook for a few hours, so definitely not an any-night kind of meal), a vegetarian coq au vin, and a kale salad—all incredible. And how could I not Instagram story the whole thing??
Sunday was a day of house bonding, and everyone who lives in our house went on the canal tour, which is one of those things that you have to do if you visit Copenhagen, and I hadn’t had a chance to do yet.