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July 4, 2005

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Those who can afford the cafes (or afford the wait) eat on the left, while those who can't (or can't be bothered) settle in on the pier timbers on the right, with ice cream or cans of Tuborg. On our first visit in mid-June, we sat on the timbers, but on our last night in Copenhagen we sat in chairs and watched the evening sun set on the colorful row of 17th-century houses that line this old pier. The scene is a symbol of Copenhagen now, but it was actually an outpost for Dutch sailors back in the day.

The cool shades were a gift of the bartender, a friendly Swede who was gradually working his way home from Australia.