I have just cycled back from collecting a Vietnamese take away and as I cycled down the quiet streets of Frederiksberg I was able to gaze into every window I past and saw people enjoying their evenings. Across the street from my apartment I regularly see the mother and father dancing with their little baby and whilst I was washing up tonight I was able to gaze down into my neighbours’ art studio where they were hosting a dinner party. Every thing was very hyggeligt and warming but not very private.
I realised a while ago that whilst most Danish apartments have blinds at their windows (usually white), I rarely see a window in the evening with the blinds pulled down.We are no exception, we only pull down our blinds in our bedroom when we go to sleep- Every day life plays out for all to see and it clearly doesn’t bother anyone. This is a far cry from life in England that I remember with curtains pulled at night and often net curtains during the day to protect people’s privacy.
I wonder if Danes are less bothered about their privacy or simply not as nosey as other nationalities?