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
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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:
Bike- and walk path alongside the 5 lakes:
Sortedamssøerne (2 lakes), Peblingesøen and Sct. Jørgenssøerne (2 lakes)
– The BLUE CIRCLE around Copenhagen City:
View from Nørrebro in direction south to Sortedamssøen and Copenhagen City:
Talk, bike and walk on Queen Louise Bridge – Dronning Louise Bro – between Copenhagen City and Noerrebro:
Queen Louise Bridge – Dronning Louise Bro – passing Sortedamssøerne between Copenhagen City an Noerrebro:
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)
The Blue Circle with 5 lakes (plus moats on Island Amager, Christianshavn and Freetown Christiania):
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Botanical Garden in Copenhagen:
Botanical Garden with old Observatory on top of bastion and bronze statue “Discus Thrower” ( Diskoskasteren ) af greek sculptor Myron:
Discus Thrower (Diskos kasteren) by greek sculptor Myron, worked in Athen 480-440 B.C.:
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 – Rock Garden with alpine plants and springs from top to button:
The square Kultorvet in the center of Copenhagen and close to Nørrebro Station and Rundetårn:
Relaxation on Square Kultorvet in Købmagergade in Copenhagen City:
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 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
Backyard in Skindergade 8- builded 1733 after the big Copenhagen fire 20-23- october 1728 which destroyed 1500 houses and 3 churches:
Backyard to Skindergade 8:
Amager Square with Fountain of Storks – Amagertorv with Storkespringvandet:
Stork Fountain builded 1894 on Amager Square – Storkespringvandet på Amagertorv:
Old Mayer House builded 1616 by Copenhagen Mayer Matthias Hansen
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).
A small square with outdoor café and flower shop close to warehouse Magasin du Nord:
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
Nyhavn builded by King Christian 5 from 1671-73:
Nyhavn – builded 1671-73 as a commercial harbour 400 meter long from Copenhagen Main Harbour directly to the center of Copenhagen: Kongens Nytorv:
Canal tourist boats in Nyhavn:
Atmosphere on bulwark in Nyhavn:
Atmosphere at corner of Nyhavn and Lille Strandstræde:
Neighbour area to Nyhavn Lille Strandstræde:
Small house in Lille Strandstræde:
Backyard in Lille Strandstræde:
Backyard in Lille Strandstræde nr. 10:
Backyard in Lille Strandstræde nr. 10:
Backyard in Lille Strandstræde nr.14:
Kings Garden – Kongens Have founded by King Christian 4 in 1605:
Kings Garden- Kongens Have:
Talk, play and fun:
Rosenborg Castle, builded 1606-34 in style nederland-renaissance in Kings Garden- Kongens Have:
Rosenborg Castle with ramparts and moats:
Rosenborg Castle builded 1606-34 behind ramparts and moats:
Kings Garden – Kongens Have:
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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.