Flying to Copenhagen, on the way for a second trip to photograph in southern Greenland, supported by a grant from the American-Scandinavian Foundation.
One ‘benefit’, if it can be called that, of travel disruption due to covid, was to spend a few days in Copenhagen before and after heading to Greenland.
Hours into my arrival in Denmark, however, my cell phone died while walking through the city, making it difficult to find my way back to my apartment without a map. But beyond not having the niceties of checking emails and posting on social media, traveling without a phone had real dire consequences because it contained crucial covid-related information that was necessary for travel to Greenland, without which would make travel impossible.
So my first memories of Copenhagen are of anxiety–and of buying a new phone, etc.
But I did make it on the plane to the arctic.
Returning after a month, I could enjoy everything. One benefit of the Copenhagen airport is it has luggage lockers, which is rare since 9/11. I put almost everything in them to travel light and headed to stay in a different part of the city (not Vesterbro like the first time; instead I was in fantastic Norrebro).
I could look at people–a strange thing because of the isolation of photographing at night in Greenland among glaciers–and gorge on food while walking, and even visit several museums.
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