National Geographic : 1963 Jan
Stryget: "So Crooked Wind Cannot Blow Down It," Danes Say With Affection Actually not a single street, but several short ones, Streget winds a scant mile from Town Hall Square to King's New Square. Its name means "The Stretch." Small shops, specialty houses, and department stores line nar row sidewalks that are thronged daily with bargain-hunting wives and souvenir-seeking travelers. Beloved Dane, Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), turned the simple folk tale into literary art. Immortalized in bronze beside Town Hall, the great spinner of fairy tales gazes across the bou levard named for him. Squadrons of pigeons flutter about boys with corn in Town Hall Square (pages 50-51). Birds roost in an ornate cote atop the hall. Fruit and ice-cream vendors find business slow on a rainy day. 59 KOniACHROMESRY STUARTE. JONES (ABOVE) R. LYNN CARROLL (BELOW). AND GAIL H. CARROLL O N.G.S.