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Mar 22, 2010

vintage in Copenhagen

The last thing we did on our trip to Copenhagen before leaving for the airport. 
After hours of walking and discovering more of Copenhagen-Denmark we were in a desperate search for a good lunch.  Not obvious on a Sunday as it turned out.  Exhaustion and running out of time made us go to the Café Royal of the former Royal Hotel - SAS, now the Radisson blu.  After a while I realized we were having a great lunch in the world's first designer hotel, built in 1960 by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen.

Not everything from its original design has survived various style periods.

The Egg and Swann chairs were especially designed for the Royal Hotel.

As a tribute to it's famous designer the Hotel has maintained room 606 in its original state.  Every detail, even the door handles, were designed by Arne Jacobsen. The room is still available for guests.

Facing the Central Station it accommodated SAS first airport terminal were SAS passengers could check in for their flights and wait for buses taking them to the airport.

I'll post more on Copenhagen the next days

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