Spring 2014 in Copenhagen – a poetic atmosphere of beauty

 

Forår 2014 i København – en poetisk stemning af skønhed.

 

Visit to parks, lakes, squares, canals and backyards in Copenhagen, Denmark.

2 days, 26.-27. May 2014 in Copenhagen.

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Kings Garden - Kongens Have in Copenhagen, Denmark. Spring 2014. Photo: 27. may 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

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Its spring in Denmark. 2 weeks with sun, blue sky and 25 degree temperatures all over Denmark. 

Copenhagen is green in the parks and blue on the lakes with people of all ages relaxing, talking  and playing in a poetic atmosphere of love and beauty.

 

I am on two visits in Copenhagen on 26. and 27. May 2014.

Here is what I experienced:

 

At one the 5 lakes surrounding Copenhagen City – Sortedamsøen:

 

Sortedamssøen early morning with cafe and bike- and walkpath alongside the 5 lakes close to Copenhagen City. In the background Queen Louise Bridge between Copenhagen City and Nørrebro. Photo: 26. may 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Bike- and walk path alongside the 5 lakes:

Sortedamssøerne (2 lakes), Peblingesøen and Sct. Jørgenssøerne (2 lakes)

– The BLUE CIRCLE around Copenhagen City:

 

Bike-and walk path alongside the 5 lakes surrounding Copenhagen . Sortedamssøen with Queen Louise Bridge between Copenhagen City and Nørrebro in the background. Photo: 26. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

View from Nørrebro in direction south to Sortedamssøen and Copenhagen City:

 

Sortedamssøen. View in dirction to former Copenhagen Commune Hospital, today part of Copenhagen University. Photo 26. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Talk, bike and walk on Queen Louise Bridge – Dronning Louise Bro –  between Copenhagen City and Noerrebro: 

 

Bike, walk and talk on Queen Louise Bridge between Copenhagen City and Nørrebro. Photo in direction south to Copenhagen City. Photo. 27. may 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Queen Louise Bridge – Dronning Louise Bro – passing Sortedamssøerne between Copenhagen City an Noerrebro:

 

Queen Louise Bridge (Dronning Louise Bro) between Copenhagen City and Nørrebro. View in direction north to Noerrebro. Photo 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

THE GREEN CIRCLE – all the parks surrounding Copenhagen City originated from Fortress of Copenhagen builded in 1620-64 with 24 bastions, ramparts and moats with Main Fortress Castellet at the entrance of Copenhagen Harbour and parts of the fortress on Island Amager, Christianshavn and Freetown Christiania and the old Naval Base Copenhagen (Holmen):

 

Map of Copenhagen:

 

The Green Circle with 4 parks (plus ramparts and bastions on Island Amager, Christanshavn and Freetown Christiania)

and

The Blue Circle with 5 lakes (plus moats on Island Amager, Christianshavn and Freetown Christiania):

 

Map of Copenhagen. The Blue Circle are the five lakes at left on the map: Sortedamssøerne (2 lakes), Peblingesøen and Sct. Jørgens søer (2 lakes) and The Green Circle: 5 parks Østre Anlæg, Botanical Garden, Ørstedparken and Tivoli. At right on the map you can find ramparts, bastions, and moats from Copenhagen Fortress builded 1620-80 on Island Amager, Christianshavn and Freetown Christiania. Photo by Erik K Abrahamsen oktober 2013

 

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Botanical Garden in Copenhagen:

 

Botanical Garden in Copenhagen - part of the old fortress with ramparts and moats builded in 1620-64. Photo: 26. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Botanical Garden with old Observatory on top of bastion and bronze statue “Discus Thrower” ( Diskoskasteren ) af greek sculptor Myron:

 

Botanical Garden with bridge passing old ramparts and moats to Observatory Hill with Observatory builded 1859-61 on top of old bastion from Copenhagen Fortress builded 1620-64. In the middle of the photo bronze statue Discus Thrower (Diskos kasteren) by greek sculpt0r Myron, Athen 480-440-B.C. Photo 26. may 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Botanical Garden

Discus Thrower (Diskos kasteren) by greek sculptor Myron, worked in Athen 480-440 B.C.:

 

Botanical garden in Copenhagen. Discus Thrower (Diskos Kasteren) by greek sculptor Myron, Athen 480-440 B.C. Photo 26. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Botanical Garden – lake from old Copenhagen Fortress with bastions, ramparts and boats builded 1620-64

– part of the GREEN CIRCLE of parks surrounding the entire Copenhagen city:

 

Botanical Garden. Lake originated from old Fortress Copenhagen with bastions, ramparts and moats builded 1620-64. Photo: 26. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 

 Botanical Garden  – Rock Garden with alpine plants and springs from top to button:

 

Botanical Garden. The Rock Garden with alpine plants and springs. Photo 26. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

The square Kultorvet in the center of Copenhagen and close to Nørrebro Station and Rundetårn:

 

The square KULTORVET in Copenhagen Cty and 200 meter from Nørreport Metro Station and Round Tower in Købmagergade. Photo: 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Relaxation on Square Kultorvet in Købmagergade in Copenhagen City:

 

Square Kultorvet in Købmagergade, Copenhagen City. Photo: 27. may 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Rundetårn – Round Tower builded by King Christian 4 as a Observatory i 1642 in connection with baroque church Trinitatis builded 1656 with University Library under the roof of the church:

 

Rundetårn builded 1642 with baroque church Trinitatis (1656) with University Library (1656) under the roof of the church. At right and opposite Round Tower in Købmagergade is Student Collegium "Regensen" builded 1623 by King Christian 4 to help students with accommodation and a discipline social life during their studies at University of Copenhagen founded 1479. Photo: 26. may 2014 on Crownprince Frederik 36 years birthday by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Rundetårn and Student Collegium Regensen:

Inscription on top of Rundetårn:

” Doctrinam et justitiam dirige, JHWH, in corde regis coronati Christiani Quarti” and in danish translation:

“Styr lærdom og retfærd (et sværd), JHWH (HERRE), i den kronede konge, Christian 4.s hjerte (et hjerte). 1642

 

Rundetårn (1642) med Regensen - Collegium Regium builded by donation of Christian 4 1623 seen from Store Kannikestræde. Inscription (Latin) on top of Rundetårn by King Christian 4 in 1642. Photo: 26. may 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

Backyard in Skindergade 8- builded 1733 after the big Copenhagen fire 20-23- october 1728 which destroyed 1500 houses and 3 churches:

 

Backyard in Skindergade 8 builded 1733 after the big Copenhagen Fire 20-23. october 1728: 1500 houses and 3 churches burned down to the ground. Photo 26.May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Backyard to Skindergade 8: 

 

Backyard to Skindergade 8 builded 1733 after the big Copenhagen fire in 1728. Photo 26. may 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Amager Square with Fountain of  Storks – Amagertorv with Storkespringvandet:

 

Amager Square with Stork Fountain. Amagertorv med Storkespringvandet fra 1894. In the background the third Christianborg Castle builded 1906-28 on ruins of the first Christiansborg Castle builded 1733-40 (burned 1794) and the second builded 1803-28 (burned 1884). Photo 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Stork Fountain builded 1894 on Amager Square –  Storkespringvandet på Amagertorv:

Old Mayer House builded 1616 by Copenhagen Mayer Matthias Hansen

 

Amager Square with Stork Fountain. In the background the old Mayer House builded 1616 by Mayer Mathias Hansen in style nederland-renaissance. Photo 27. may 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Højbro Plads with statue of Bishop Absalon – founder of Copenhagen 1167 – as a warrior on his horse:

In background the third Christiansborg Castle ( builded 1906-28) with the Royal Church (Slotskirken) builded 1803-30 as part of the second Christiansborg Castle (burned 1884).

 

Højbro Square with statue of Bishop Absalon- founder of Copenhagen in 1167. In the background Christiansborg Castle (1906-28) with The Royal Church (Slotskirken) builded 1803-30 by architect C. F. Hansen. Photo 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 A small square with outdoor café and flower shop close to warehouse Magasin du Nord:

 

Small square with outdoor café and flower shop close to warehouse Magasin du Nord. Photo 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 Kings New Square – Kongen Nytorv builded 1676 by King Christian 5 (King of Denmark and Norway 1670-99),

– under construction of The Metro Ring with 17 stations from 2012-18:

HAPPY WALL and Hotel D´Angleterre

 

Kings New Square, Kongens Nytorv established by King Christian 5 in 1672. Today and the next 4 years under construction of Metro City Ring (2012-18) behind the wall at left: HAPPY WALL, for fun. In the background Hotel D´Angleterre, newly renovated). Photo: 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Nyhavn builded by King Christian 5 from 1671-73:

 

Nyhavn builded by King Christian 5 1671-73. View in direction "Sunny Side". Photo 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Nyhavn – builded 1671-73 as a commercial harbour 400 meter long from Copenhagen Main Harbour directly to the center of Copenhagen: Kongens Nytorv:

 

Nyhavn view in direction south to Main Copenhagen Harbour 400 meter away. Photo 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Nyhavn with ships of wood and tourist boats for visiting all areas of Copenhagen Harbour and Canals. Photo 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Canal tourist boats in Nyhavn:

 

Nyhavn with boats for Canal Tours. Photo 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Atmosphere on bulwark in Nyhavn:

 

Atmosphere on bulwark in Nyhavn. Photo 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Atmosphere at corner of Nyhavn and Lille Strandstræde:

 

Corner of Nyhavn and Lille Strandstræde: "The white gold" relaxing with a good homemade milk ice! Photo 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Neighbour area to Nyhavn Lille Strandstræde:

Small house in Lille Strandstræde:

 

Small yellow house in Lille Strandstræde, Photo 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Backyard in Lille Strandstræde:

 

Backyard in Lille Strandstræde as neighbour to Nyhavn. In the background the gate to Lille Strandstræde. Photo: 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Backyard in Lille Strandstræde nr. 10:

 

Backyard in Lille Strandstræde nr. 10 as neighbour to Nyhavn. Photo 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Backyard in Lille Strandstræde nr. 10:

 

Backyard in Lille Strandstræde nr.10. The houses are builded between 1660 and 1800. Photo 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Backyard in Lille Strandstræde nr.14:

 

Backyard in Lille Strandstræde nr. 14. Photo 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Kings Garden – Kongens Have founded by King Christian 4 in 1605:

 

Kings Garden, Kongens Have established 1605 by King Christian 4 (1588-1648). People play crochet. Photo 28. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Kings Garden- Kongens Have:

 

Kings Garden. Photo 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Kings Garden

Talk, play and fun:

 

Kings Garden - Kongens Have: Talk, play and fun. Photo 27. may 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Rosenborg Castle, builded 1606-34 in  style nederland-renaissance in Kings Garden- Kongens Have:

 

Rosenborg Castle builded 1606-34 by King Christian 4, Kings Garden - Kongens Have. Photo 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Rosenborg Castle with ramparts and moats:

 

Rosenborg Castle builded 1606-34 in style nederland-reneaisance, Kings Garden. Surrounded by ramparts and moats. Photo 27. may 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 

Rosenborg Castle builded 1606-34 behind ramparts and moats:

 

Rosenborg Castle behind ramparts and moats. Photo 27. May 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 

Kings Garden – Kongens Have:

 

Kings Garden - Kongens Have. Photo 27. may 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

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I recommend my 4 articles on this homepage about 1000-years history of Copenhagen:

 

Experience Copenhagen – 1000-years of history on walk. The Center of power. Tour 1

Experience Copenhagen – 1000-years of history on walk. Christianity takes up the city. Tour 2

Experience Copenhagen – 1000-years of history on walk. The era of King Christian 4. Tour 3

Experience Copenhagen – 1000-years  of history on walk. From Nyhavn to Langelinie. Tour 4

You will find these articles under subject HSTORY.

 

On my second homepage “Erik K Abrahamsen Blog”   tvndk.wordpress.com  you can read this article:

Visit Botanical Garden in Copenhagen – a paradise of peace, beauty and biodiversity

(Search with the word “Botanical Garden” on the homepage)

 

Text and photo Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen 2014

All rights reserved

 

Enjoy life- be happy.

 

Melby, Northsealand, Denmark 28. May 2014

Best greetings

Erik

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