Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Note from Abroad

I mostly keep the contents of this blog confined to NYC, but was sent this pharmacy photograph today, and can't resist a good store, whatever city (or country) it's in.  Christianshavn Apothek, in Copenhagen, has been in existence since 1707, though it's moved location in the city several times.  The unicorn was favored by medieval apothecaries as a symbol of healing, and this particular one has been around since at least the 1780s. 
Christianshavn's has a long-standing maritime connection, at one time supplying ships' coffins, and today it still has a (real) shipping department, with medical supplies for sailors.

1 comment:

Carl Douglas said...

I didn't know any of that!