Friday, April 24, 2015

Talking Statues

Christian IV, Nyboder, Copenhagen 2003
Yes, that is true... our statues talk.... well sort of. A while ago I noticed a sticker at a base of the Christian IV statue in Nyboder, Copenhagen, Denmark and decided to take a closer look at the sticker.

It was not vandalism but turned out to be a QR code - fetched my smart phone in my pocket, scanned the code and voila: the history of King Christian IV and the Nyboder area surfaced on my smart phone. Apparently the statues have been talking since 2013, but I did not hear one of them whisper until now. Only downside to this service is that foreigners have to use data on their smart phone which can be a quite expensive feature to use when traveling.