Denmark 2005

Pictures taken on a 12 night vacation to Denmark in June 2005. I stayed in Århus, Tønder, Helsingør, and Copenhagen. Plus side trips out from these bases. For full details see my trip journal. (Clicking on the VGA-sized pictures will bring up the original size and compression.)

1: While bicycling around Århus I found this turret and thought it was neat. Off/on[?] Vestergade.
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2: The Århus Teater. The Cab Inn, where I stayed, is the white building to the right of it.
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3: A view down Åbouleevarden. This was below the back of my hotel. The main place for drinking and eating. The Århus River is along the right.
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4: The Århus Domkirke. Construction began in around 1200 and took 100 years to complete. In the 15th century it was transformed from its original Romanesque style to its current Gothic character. This clock tower dates from then. The next day I climbed the tower and took pictures.
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5: Another neat turret that I found while I was waiting for the bike shop to open. In The Latin Quarter (near Nørreport.) [?]
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6: A panorama from the Århus Domkirke tower. Facing north.
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7: From the Århus Domkirke tower. Facing east.
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8: From the Århus Domkirke tower. Facing south.
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9: From the Århus Domkirke tower. Facing west. Something happened to the exposure on this one.
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10: Vor Frue Kirke (Our Lady Cathedral). Built starting in around 1240. Frue Kirke is the park in front, with a drug addict sitting on a bench.
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11: The swing in Den Gamle By. Note that the kids are standing.
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12: Several amusements in Den Gamle By.
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13: The Apoteket 1571. A building with a pretty brick pattern in Den Gamle By.
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14: The town square in Den Gamle By. The first building on the left is Hjørnehus from Århus 1725/1750. The second is House from Aalborg o.1650. The one in the corner is Gavlhus from Århus 1600/1625. The one on the right is Borgmestergården 1597.
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15: The town square in Den Gamle By. The Møntmestergården 1683 (Wage Master's house) from Copenhagen is on the right. The Borgmestergården 1597 is on the left.
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16: A water view in Den Gamle By. The yellow and red building in the middle is Toldboden 1725/50 from Århus. The building on the far right is Cottage from Randers o.1650.
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17: I went out for an evening bike ride and passed Sankt Paul's Kirke on my way to Marselisborg. Consecrated in 1887. Normal practice in Danish churches is for the chancel to face east and the tower to face west. This is not so in the case of Sct. Pauls Kirke, however. The donor of the land on which the church was built, councillor of state M.P.Bruun, set one condition - that the church should be built facing the town. Entry via the side door to the east.
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18: The back of Marselisborg Slot (Palace). A summer home for the royal family.
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19: The front of Marselisborg Slot.
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20: I bicycled along the water as far as I was allowed to on the free bike. Then in Marselis I took this panorama.
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21: A panorama taken from a viewing stand near Gellerup. Brabrand Sø is the body of water. [Is the horizon straight?]
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22: I stopped to watch the rowing at Århus Roklub in Brabrand Rostadion and after I started eating a pemmican muffin all the ducks started heading towards me.
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23: A panorama taken between Gålten and Lasby. Facing south.
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24: Back in Århus. Picture of Mølle Park.
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25: The prettiest street I found in Århus was Møllestien.
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26: A panorama of Løgten Bugt.
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27: A panorama of Mols Bjerge.
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28: The Fregatten Jylland, the biggest wooden ship in the world. It was a Danish warship built at the Royal Dockyard in Copenhagen in 1860. It was completely restored in 1994.
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29: Torvet and town hall in Ebeltoft.
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30: A street view in Ebeltoft.
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31: Another street view in Ebeltoft.
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32: A coastal view just north of Holme. Looking at Arnakke.
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33: The Kristkirken in Tønder. It dates back to 1592. The 47.5 meter high tower, part of an earlier church that stood at the same site, doubled as a navigational marker in the days when Tønder was connected to the sea.
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34: The 1671 sandstone Baroque portal of Det Gamle Apotek (The Old Pharmacy).
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35: The cemetery of Møgeltønder Kirke.
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36: The Møgeltønder Kirke. Parts date back to 1180. The tower dates from about 1500, and the chapel on the northern side was added in 1763.
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37: A 360° panorama from a dike in Ny Frederikskog. (South of Højer.) The cloud cover kept changing as I was taking the pictures.
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38: The Højer Mølle is a Dutch type of mill built in 1857. It is the tallest windmill in Northern Europe and was restored in 1976-77. Now a museum.
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39: Højer's lead-roofed Roman church dates from about 1200. The tower and the two side chapels are from about 1400.
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40: I climbed up on the dike overlooking Ballum Sluse to take this 360° panorama.
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41: The whale jawbone fence on Rømø.
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42: A whale skeleton at the Kommandørgården.
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43: A front view of the Kommandørgården. A sea captain's house built circa 1748.
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44: A side view of the Kommandørgården.
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45: At Lakolk Strand I come across a large caravan camping ground. Camping this way is *very* popular here. And the season hasn't really started yet.
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46: A 360° panorama of Lakolk Strand.
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47: The 18th-century Rømø Kirke.
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48: A panorama of the unique Greenlandic gravestones at the Rømø Kirke.
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49: The fire station on Rømø.
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50: Brede Kirke in Tønder.
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51: The Klosterkirken in Løgumkloster. Built in the period between 1225 and 1325.
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52: Roager Kirke.
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53: The Ribe Domkirke.
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54: A 360° panorama from the Ribe Domkirke.
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55: A 360° panorama taken near Tråsbøl.
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56: A pond view in the Gråstenskovene. A 1280 × 960 version is behind and could be used as wallpaper.
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57: Looking over the lake to Gråsten.
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58: Looking over the lake to the Gråsten Slot (Palace).
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59: A panorama from Alnor.
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60: A pond view in the Gråsten Palace Gardens. Could be a wallpaper.
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61: The rose garden in the Gråsten Palace Gardens. Too early for blooms.
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62: The view of the lake from the Gråsten Slot.
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63: A view of Uldgade [?] in Tønder.
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64: A street view in Tønder. [which street?]
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65: An interesting door. This is one of the doors on the lovely "Doors of Tønder" poster. Unfortunately I had no way of carrying one around with me.
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66: On Vestergade. The building to the right is Vestergade 9 [??]. The superintendent of dike's house" erected in 1777 for dealer in lace, later mayor Carsteb Richtsen. The house belongs to an old tradition and has rich Rococo appointments, a.o. the lavish portal and the door.
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67: Vestergade 14. [??] A very imposing patrician building. Build in 1793 in the Renaissance style. Louis XVI Portal.
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68: On Vestergade [??]
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69: Kagmanden (The whipping man). A wooden figure that symbolizes law and order. It was placed in the market place from 1699 until 1920. At the public whipping the criminal was bound to a post (kagen) and whipped.
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70: The Liebestempel. A music pavilion made of wood from about 1800. Donated by mayor Carsten Richtsen.
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71: On Østergade. [building is?]
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72: The left is Østergade 56. The merchant's house "Soli Deo Gloria" is a magnificant gable house with bays from 1729.
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73: Bachmann's Watermill. Constructed in 1598 in connection with the regulation of the Vidå. Now used for various musical arrangements.
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74: While my train was stopped in Odense I took this panorama out the window of a long row of bicycles. It was raining, and the focus isn't consistent between images.
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75: Entering the Kronborg Slot in Helsingør.
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76: Inside the courtyard of the Kronborg Slot.
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77: One of the Round Zealand races was starting by the Kronborg Slot.
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78: This will be the ferry I take to Sweden the next day.
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79: Three ferries all at the same time.
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80: Another view of the Kronborg Slot.
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81: Looking across the harbor from the Kronborg Slot to Helsingør.
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82: On the way back from the Kronberg Slot I pass this sculpture. [by whom?] A bit strange!
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83: The Helsingør Rådhus (town hall). The street was so narrow that even with my wide angle lens it was hard to get a picture of it.
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84: The Sankt Olai Kirke.
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85: The Marienlyst Slot.
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86: A view looking towards Sweden from behind the Marienlyst Slot.
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87: An early morning view from the window of my room at the Hotel Skandia.
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88: The Helsingør train station.
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89: A view from the ferry looking back at Helsingør.
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90: Another view from the ferry looking back at Helsingør. This time further away and the Kronborg Slot makes it in along the right.
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91: The Karmeliterklostret.
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92: The Sankt Olai Kirke. This is two pictures stitched, one over the other. It was hemmed in by other buildings and I couldn't walk back.
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93: The Nyhavn in Copenhagen. Looking west.
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94: A panorama of the Amalienborg Slot. This is just two of the four buildings. The royal family lives in them. In the middle of the picture you can seen the Marmorkirken.
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95: The Rosenberg Slot in Kongens Have.
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96: The Rosenberg Slot again.
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97: And the Rosenberg Slot again.
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98: The pond in the Copenhagen Botanical Gardens. The original 1280 × 960 image is behind. Could be a wallpaper
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99: A row of buildings in Nyboder, a collection of 17th century buildings that once housed 2200 naval personnel.
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100: The Little Mermaid. I didn't bother with a closeup. You can find professionally taken ones everywhere.
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101: The Gefion Fountain with St. Alban's Church behind.
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102: The Nyhavn in Copenhagen. Looking east.
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103: The canal in Christianshavn.
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104: The Vor Frelsers Kirke (Our Savior's Church) in Christianshavn. The spire was added in 1752.
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105: A panorama from the tower of Vor Frelsers Kirke. Looking west. Christianshavn with its canal is in the foreground. Then the city of Copenhagen is beyond.
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106: A panorama from the tower of Vor Frelsers Kirke. Looking east.
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107: A panorama from the City Hall tower. Looking north-west. The Rådhuspladsen is in the foreground.
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108: The first picture of a City Hall tower panorama looking south-west. For some reason the second of the set is missing. Tivoli Gardens is along the right.
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109: The third and fourth pictures of the south-west panorama. Tivoli is along the left.
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110: A panorama from the City Hall tower. Looking south-east. Tivoli again appears at the far right.
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111: A panorama from the City Hall tower. Looking north-east.
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112: The Ibis Star Hotel, where I stayed one night.
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113: A panorama from the Round Tower. This was a hard one to stitch. It is a wide tower. We were kept far from the edge. And it isn't very high.
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114: Sankt Johannes Kirke. Taken from Sankt Hans Torv.
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115: A terrible panorama of the Sortedams Sø. The exposure is wrong. The pictures don't line up.
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116: The Round Tower. The panorama from it is several pictures preceding this.
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117: The Københavns Rådhus. I came back later to get this when the sun was in a better direction.
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118: The Dipylon Gate (double gate) over Ny Carlsberg Veg. Erected in 1892. The portraits on the Dipylon Gate are executed in coloured, glazed tiles, and depict various people, all with some relation to the brewery; from Carl Jacobsen himself to a brewery worker.
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119: The Elephant Gate, also spanning Ny Carlsberg Veg, the main road through Carlberg's brewery. Erected 1901. The inspiration was partly drawn from the Church of our Saviour in Copenhagen, where the 300-year-old organ rests on two white elephants. The Elephant Gate is supported by four five-metre tall elephants carved in granite from the Danish island of Bornholm.
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120: In the Fredericksberg Have this Grey Heron was making a real racket. The sounds were like growling.
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121: Another picture of the Grey Heron.
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122: A pacifier tree in Fredericksberg Have.
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