Sunday, June 25, 2006

On student caps and customs

In Denmark, the student caps are the last remains of the old school uniform of the University of Copenhagen. They came in two colours: black for the winter uniform and white for the summer uniform. When this school uniform vanished in the late 1800s, the two caps came to denote two different kinds of Studentereksamen: the classical-linguistic exam with the black student's cap and the white for the modern language + mathematical exams. Both with a Bordeaux-coloured band.

After receiving one's student cap, it is customary for a class in Copenhagen to drive around the town in a rented lorry, and end up dancing around the equestrian statue in Kgs. Nytorv ( 55° 40' 45,75'' N 12°34' 52,26'' E). Sam Renseiw observed an unidentified fresh class of students after performing the ritual. Enter by clicking here or join the crowd above. (patafilm #204, 01'04'', 4.8 MB, Quicktime/mov -Flash version here


Blogger rart said...

Hvor et smukt Danmarks billede.
Klinger som "Sange fra anden sal"
God sommer - rart

Monday, June 26, 2006 8:46:00 am  
Anonymous sam said...

tak skal du ha'.
ja, og med de "nye" film er det som at være der selv...jeg prøver at indarbejde et "banalt" blik på tilværelsen - bliver dog stadigvæk nød til at "fordreje" farverne en smule...

Monday, June 26, 2006 12:40:00 pm  

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