Prod.: Nordisk Films Kompagni · DCP. D.: 6’. Bn.
Rundskuedagen, ‘panorama day’, was a yearly event that took place in Copenhagen from 1910 to 1987, originally organized by the journalists’ union. People could buy a booklet of tickets giving free or discounted access to a number of public institutions and private enterprises, including many not normally open to the public. Each booklet was also a lottery ticket, and the event was very popular. The film mainly shows people in the street, most of them smiling at the camera, a wonderful collection of happy faces from a hundred years ago.
Most of the locations are difficult to make out, but they include Rådhuspladsen (City Hall Square) and the Østerbro sports grounds (opened in 1912) with the large statue of the archer by German sculptor Ernst Moritz Geyger (other castings of it can be found in the Sanssouci park in Potsdam, in Dresden, and elsewhere).