Lovers of the Light Light show and flea market
Odense is not normally a flashy place. Summer festivals and winter light decorations are about the only occasions when the city “allows” some sparkles. Otherwise, everyone seems to have come to terms with the low-key charm of summery Odense, and its moody, dark winters, survived with hopeful twinkles of cosy candlelight.
Glow Gardens Odense drops a light bomb on our relationship with Danish darkness. The cosy and shy street decorations, the cute little tea lights in every café – they face their shiny, radiant light-cousin; a garden of glitz and glow, contained (thankfully?) within 6000 m2 of “indoor wonderland.” I can’t say I’m the target audience for this luminous extravaganza – I love shadowy corners and dim lamplight; they keep the tea warm for longer and make blankets softer. But if you are (understandably) a lover of the light – you must see this place, before the “Glow Winter Adventure” goes dark again, on Sunday.
As a bonus, the Glow Flea market is open between 27 – 29. December, which is a nice full circle for those who started the year konmari-ing their life. Out with the old, in with the new – all basking in the artificial light of Glow, and the metaphorically cheesy light of a new year and a new decade.
Glow is closed between 24th and 26th December.
Photo: Glow Gardens Odense, @ixlphotographyLink to the event
Elena has an MA in American Studies from SDU, and currently works as Features Editor for arts and culture publication PETRIe. She is interested in visual culture and contemporary art, design an...