Saturday, February 26, 2011

What's underneath...

They've stripped off some signs on a building at Nørrebrogade. I love this. Old signs and letterings become visible. These say damekonfektion and cigarer, which translates 'ready-to-wear for women' and 'cigars'. Konfektion is a very oldfashioned word, and cigars - I mean, who smokes those nowadays? People smoke cigarettes, not cigars. Those words are artefacts.
I wish I had a timemachine, so I could travel back and see how it used to be in those days. Just for a short visit.


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