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EYC 2012 - Tuesday : Photo's from Tuesday of the European Outdoor Archery Championships in Nykøbing, Denmark. 

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EYC 2012 - Tuesday

Leon Rasmussen

Photo's from Tuesday of the European Outdoor Archery Championships in ...

Updated: Jul 03, 2012 11:12pm PST

Denmark miscellaneous : Some pictures from Denmark in the area where I live.

Denmark miscellaneous

Rennie Petersen (renniep)

Some pictures from Denmark in the area where I live.

Updated: Apr 15, 2012 6:41am PST

Langesø 2011 :

Langesø 2011

Niels Jespersen

Updated: Feb 13, 2011 11:22am PST

Copenhagen : Copenhagen is one of the favored European capitals, often described as a charming provincial town with the lively atmosphere of a capital city. It is situated on Sjaelland (pronounced Zealand), the largest island belonging to Denmark, sitting east of the main landmass and is the largest city in Denmark.

Copenhagen is one of northern Europe’s busiest harbors. The warm welcoming atmosphere can almost be felt when you sail into or out of the picturesque harbor and guests are greeted by the statue of the Little Mermaid gazing out to sea, at the entrance.

After World War II, most of the old center of Copenhagen was pedestrianized making it a paradise for shoppers who can admire at leisure, the latest marvels of Danish design and quietly enjoy a typical Danish open sandwich while watching the world go by. Still, one of the best ways the locals (and visitors) get around the city is by bicycle, a familiar sight on the streets. With a population of nearly 1.8 million, Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s largest and liveliest city.

The lively “Latin Quarter” is bound to the south by Stroget, the city’s main shopping street and to the north by Gothersgade, a large avenue separating Rosenborg and the “new town”. Most of the area is pedestrianized and the narrow streets are lined with tiny boutiques (often installed in the basement of the 18th century terraced houses), bookshops, antique shops, pizzerias and cafes.

Tivoli Gardens is just off the Radhuspladsen and is one of the world’s oldest leisure parks. Its foundation dates back to 1843. Entertainment, fantasy and charm bring life to these beautiful gardens that are adorned with a great variety of tall trees lit by Chinese lanterns.

Just north of Nyhavn Canal at Amalienborg Palace, home of the royal family since 1794, you can watch the colorful changing of the guard when the queen is in residence. Other magnificent museums and galleries can be found in Copenhagen along with many magnificent churches, grand cathedrals and charming places of worship. The city’s foremost historical and cultural sites remain concentrated in a relatively small area.

Copenhagen History. In 1157 Copenhagen was a small fishing village called Havn (Harbor) and in 1167 Bishop Absalon built a fortress to protect the port. It soon developed into an important trading center due to its position at the entrance of the Baltic, a vital trade route in medieval Europe. Queen Margrete I established the union of Denmark, Sweden and Norway in 1397 – the Trekronnen Kingdom, the largest Viking Empire in history, which ruled from Denmark. Copenhagen became the capital city in 1416.

The reign of Christian IV (1588-1648) saw industry and commerce flourish and Danish trade was extended to the East Indies. Many of the finest buildings in the City were built at this time; the Stock Exchange, Rosenborg Castle and the Round Tower all remain to this day.

In 1660 Copenhagen became a “free” city with residents being given the same rights and privileges as the nobles. Major fires in 1728 and 1795, as well as attacks by British Naval forces in 1801 and 1807, destroyed large parts of the city.

The mid-19th century was Denmark’s golden age, the arts flourished and social progress took place. Neutral in World War I, Denmark was occupied for 5 years by German forces in WWII, but the underground put up a heroic resistance and the Danes helped some 7000 Jews to escape to Sweden. Fortunately the City escaped large scale destruction and after the War, Denmark entered NATO (1949) and in 1972 became a member of the European Economic Community.

Copenhagen

JimG944

Copenhagen is one of the favored European capitals, often described as ...

Updated: Jan 21, 2011 10:07pm PST

Langesø - januar 2010 :

Langesø - januar 2010

Niels Jespersen

Updated: Feb 15, 2010 9:12am PST

Paarup :

Paarup

Niels Jespersen

Updated: Sep 22, 2009 12:31pm PST

Tur til Langesø :

Tur til Langesø

Niels Jespersen

Updated: Jan 03, 2009 11:45pm PST

Eremitage hunting chateau : Eremitageslottet (The Eremitage Chateau) belongs to the Danish Royal Family. It was built in 1734-1736 in Jægersborg Dyrehave, which at that time was the king's private hunting area. Dyrehaven is now a public wildlife park with 2000 deer and elk wandering around freely.

I have not been able to find any good information about Eremitageslottet in English on the Internet. Here are two good Danish pages, the first with some nice pictures:
http://www.kongper.dk/dyrhav.htm
http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eremitageslottet

Note that I've chosen to translate Eremitageslottet to "The Eremitage Chateau", even though it is literally "The Eremitage Castle". The word "slot" can also be "mansion", and I have seen Eremitageslottet described as the "Eremitage hunting lodge".

Eremitage hunting chateau

Rennie Petersen (renniep)

Eremitageslottet (The Eremitage Chateau) belongs to the Danish Royal F ...

Updated: Nov 26, 2006 3:58am PST

Deer in park north of Copenhagen : The mating season was almost over, but the stags were still fighting each other occasionally. These deer live in "Dyrehaven", a wildlife park just north of Copenhagen. There are 2000 deer here. This park that was established 300 years ago by the Danish king as a hunting forest.

These pictures were taken with the Zuiko 18-180 lens.

Deer in park north of Copenhagen

Rennie Petersen (renniep)

The mating season was almost over, but the stags were still fighting e ...

Updated: Nov 16, 2006 2:14pm PST

Swan and cygnets : A mother swan and her seven cygnets. Photographed in Brede on the outskirts of Copenhagen, on Mølleåen (the Mill Stream).

Swan and cygnets

Rennie Petersen (renniep)

A mother swan and her seven cygnets. Photographed in Brede on the outs ...

Updated: May 29, 2006 10:55pm PST