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Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen

Christiansborg Palace – or Christiansborg Slot – is the seat of the Danish Parliament, Denmark’s Supreme Court and the Ministry of State. No doubt the stone balls are a security measure but they do not look out of place:-

Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen

There was a woman demonstrating for Peace outside the Palace. No one batted an eyelid at her. She was just accepted as part of the furniture:-

Peace Woman, Copenhagen

Reverse of Christiansborg Palace. This sits in front of what looks like the Danish equivalent of Horse Guards Parade:-

Reverse of Christiansborg Palace

“Danish Horse Guards Parade”:-

Danish Horse Guards Parade Looking South

Looking west:-

Copenhagen Horse Guards Parade 2

Looking east. Nice pleached trees:-

Danish Horse Guards Parade, Copenhagen

Pleached Trees, Christiansborg Palace, and lamps:-

Pleached Trees, Christiansborg Palace and Lamps

Close-up on lamp standard:-

Lamp Standard, Danish Horse Guards Parade, Copenhagen

Copenhagen (iii)

Copenhagen Library (Bibliotek.) The gardens are called Bibliotekshavn:-

Copenhagen Library

Wisteria on building facing Copenhagen Library on Bibliotekshavn:-

Wisteria on Building Facing Copenhagen Library

Buildings by Canal, Copenhagen, on Nybrogade:-

Buildings by Canal, Copenhagen

Nybrogade from Vindebrogade:-

More Copenhagen Buildings

Copenhagen (ii)

Before we reached the Edouard Suenson Memorial (previous post) we passed this old terraced housing on Storekongensgade. Note the lampshades attached to the building:-

Old Terraced Housing, Copenhagen

This is Copenhagen City Hall, in Town Square (Radhuspladsen):-

City Hall, Town Square Copenhagen

Also on Radhuspladsen, Scandic Palace Hotel to right, with gold plaques of some sort where you might expect a clock face:-

Town Square, Copenhagen

Thorvaldsen’s Museum, on Vindebrogade:-

Thortvaldsen's Museum, Copenhagen

Memorials, Copenhagen

Bust of Edouard Suenson. Suenson was the commander of the Danish ships at the Battle of Heligoland, 1864, (see previous post) the last naval battle between wooden-hulled ships and the last major action involving Danish ships:-

Edouard Suenson Memorial, Copenhagen

Statue of the Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard, in the grounds of Copenhagen library:-

Statue of Soren Kierkegaard, Copenhagen

Memorial to the Schleswig-Hostein Wars, Copenhagen

Inscribed “1848-50 & 1864”.

Memorial to the Schleswig-Hostein Wars, Copenhagen

The memorial is also known as The Little Hornblower who can be better seen from this angle being carried by the soldier

Reverse View, Schleswig-Hostein Wars Memorial, Copenhagen

There was of course a magnificent Danish TV series, 1864, about the Second Schleswig War aired on BBC 4 four years ago.

Copenhagen (i)

Like any capital city Copenhagen has some impressive buildings.

This one is on Ved Stranden (which seems to mean the beach):-

Building on Ved Stranden, Copenhagen

The Carlsberg Museum, on Hans Christian Andersen Boulevard, near the Tivoli Gardens:-

Carlsberg Museum, Copenhagen

The former Stock Exchange (Børsen):-

Former Stock Exchange (Børsen,) Copenhagen

Note the Børsen’s unusual spire. The spirals seem to be lizards’ tails:-

Spire, Børsen, Copenhagen

In the distance across the waterway we saw this twirled spire. (See, too, the European Election posters on the lamppost. Unlike their total absence from my neighbourhood at home these were a feature of the EU countries we docked at):-

A Twirled Spire, Copenhagen

But it seems the UK is not the only country to have red letter boxes:-

Copenhagen Letter Box

Norway Thanks Denmark Memorial, Copenhagen

I found this on the way in from Langelinie Pier, Copenhagen to the city centre.

Apparently a statue of two sisters, this obviously represents Norway’s thanks to Denmark.

Norway Thanks Denmark Memorial, Copenhagen

Maritime Monument, Copenhagen

This impressive monument greets you as soon as you leave Langelinie Pier in Copenhagen, Denmark, the second* stop on our recent Baltic cruise.

Monument to Mariners, Copenhagen

The winged female figure of Remembrance (modelled on Nike of Samothrace) is dedicated to those Danish merchant mariners who lost their lives in the First World War.

Maritime Monument, Copenhagenn

*(Our first stop was actually in Dundee. For some reason the trip cost £200 less – each – from Newcastle even though the ship was doing exactly the same journey.)

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