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Today, pictures from valued commenter otmar.
Alain recently posted my batch of pictures from Austrian castles. I spent four days around Copenhagen last week, so here are some pictures of the castles (or “Slots”) I have visited there.
Kronborg from the ferry
We arrived via ferry from the Swedish side of the Oresund in Helsingor (Elsinore) where the fortress Kronborg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kronborg) guards the passage between the North and the Baltic sea.
The cannons on that fort made sure that all passing vessels paid dues to the Danish crown.
Model of Kronburg
This model of Kronborg shows the more modern fortifications thate were added to defend the stronghold against more advanced artillery.
Kronborg was used by Shakespeare as the location for the play “Hamlet”. In contrast to some of the Bard’s other plays, the story behind Hamlet is not based a historical event.
Within Copenhagen itself, Rosenborg Castle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosenborg_Castle) is used as a museum for the collected treasuries of the earlier Danish Kings. An attached vault also houses the Danish crown jewels.
While most of the rooms in Rosenborg are dedicated to individual kings, the top floor is a single large room decorated with the symbols of the absolutist kings.
From the collection
This one is for the American BJ readers.
We skipped Christiansborg and had a look at Amalienborg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amalienborg).
Four rather small palaces are arranged around a central plaza. One of them is the residence of the current Queen of Denmark, another one acts as a museum for the more recent kings of Denmark. Here, as in Rosenburg, individual rooms are dedicated to each regent. Usually this is his office, which gives a nice overview how the style of the interior changed over the years.
Thank you so much otmar, do send us more when you can.
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