Sunday, August 31, 2014

Grundtvigs Kirke

Grundtvig's Church (or Grundtvigskirken ) at Bispebjerg in Copenhagen was built in memory of the priest, the poet and public educator NFS Grundtvig .
First through two idea competitions in 1912 and 1913 the builder Peder Vilhelm Jensen Klint originated the idea of a church in commemoration of Grundtvig.
The monumental design at the top of Bispebjerg is inspired by Gothic and European cathedrals . At the same time the church also  reflects the medieval , Sealand village . In the proportions had to be found allusions to Plato's metaphysics , so that the "right target" reflects the divine and true.
 Almost everything in the church is based on bricks , approximately 5 million of them, but they are many places cut into a specific shape and hand-polished to produce a silky sheen

Bagsværd Church

Bagsværd Church is a Lutheran church in Bagsværd on the northern outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark. Designed in 1968 by Jørn Utzon, it was completed in 1976.
The building is considered to be a masterpiece of contemporary church architecture, especially its bright, naturally illuminated interior and its ceiling straddled with softly rounded vaulting.
A notable feature of the church is the natural lighting, facilitated by the all-white interior. It is achieved by means of high lateral windows across the entire width of the nave or, in the case of the smaller rooms, through sidelights bringing daylight in from the courtyards.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art


The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is an art museum located directly on the shore of the Øresund Sound in Humlebæk, 35 km (22 mi) north of Copenhagen,Denmark.


The grounds around the museum contain a landscaped sculpture garden. It is made up by a plateau and the sloping terrain towards Øresund and is dominated by huge, ancient specimen trees and sweeping vistas of the sea.



Kronborg

Kronborg is a castle and stronghold in the town of HelsingørDenmark
The castle is situated on the extreme northeastern tip of the island of Zealand at the narrowest point of the Øresund, the sound between Denmark and Sweden. In this part, the sound is only 4 km wide, hence the strategic importance of maintaining a coastal fortification at this location commanding one of the few outlets of the Baltic Sea.
From 1574 to 1585 King Frederick II had the medieval fortress radically transformed into a magnificent Renaissance castle. The main architects were the Flemings Hans Hendrik van Paesschen and Anthonis van Obbergen, whereas the sculptural work was coordinated by Gert van Groningen.
Frederick II's canopy


The castle also has a church within its walls.
According to a legend linked to Arthurian myth, a Danish king known as Holger the Dane, was taken to Avalon by Morgan le Fay. He returned to rescue France from danger, then traveled to Kronborg castle, where he sleeps until he is needed to save his homeland. His beard has grown to extend along the ground. A statue of the sleeping Holger has been placed in the castle.
Kronborg is known by many also as "Elsinore," the setting of William Shakespeare's famous tragedy Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.


Kingo Houses

Kingo Houses is a housing development designed by architect Jørn Utzon in HelsingørDenmark
The development consists of 63 L-shaped houses based upon the design of traditional Danish farmhouses with central courtyards and that of Chinese and Islamic dwellings.





Saturday, August 30, 2014

Hverringe Gods

Hverringe Gods is an old manor farm , which was first mentioned in 1350 . The farm is located in Viby Sogn , Mountain Shire , Kerteminde . The main building was built in 1790 .







Fyns Hoved

Fyns Hoved is a bight of northeastern FunenDenmark, curving south to form the approach to Odense Fjord. It is the northernmost point of Hindsholm and is thus Funen's northernmost point, dividing the Kattegat and the Great Belt.









Friday, August 29, 2014

Ulriksholm Slot

King Christian IV bought Skinnerup, an estate by the innermost shore of Kertinge Bay, in 1616. In 1632, the king decided to build impressive new buildings on the site, which would become the residence of his son-out-of-wedlock, Ulrik Christian Gyldeløve, who was 2 years old at the time. The name of the estate was changed to Ulriksholm.





Langesø Slot

Langesø castle, situated next to a long and narrow lake, was in its present form built in 1774-1778.











Dallund Slot

Situated on a lake, the main building can be traced back to 1540.