Saturday, 30 June 2012

Guards at the Amalienborg Palace square in Copenhagen

It was early morning when we arrived at the Amalienborg Palace, the residence of Queen Margrethe of Denmark. The Royal family has been living here since 1749 and some of the rooms are open to the public. At noon, the changing of the guards takes place on this square. When we were there, it was calm; almost no traffic and a few guards were walking up and down the palace walls. They looked strange with their tall fur hats on; it must be very warm in the summer. In each one of these wooden boxes, there is enough space to squeeze one soldier in, if he doesn’t have any overweight. Maybe that’s the reason why these soldiers all look so young.

Het was vroeg in de morgen toen we aankwamen aan het Amalienborg paleis, de residentie van de Koningin van Denemarken. De Koninklijke familie woont hier reeds sinds 1749 en enkele kamers zijn toegankelijk voor bezoekers. Op het middaguur is er een wisseling van de wacht ceremonie op het plein. Toen wij er waren, was alles rustig, met bijna geen verkeer, enkele soldaten wandelen op en neer langs de paleismuren. Ze zagen er raar uit met hun hoge berenmutsen, wat zeer warm moet zijn in de zomer. In elk van deze smalle houten boxen, is er net genoeg plaats om een soldaat in te wringen, als hij niet te dik is, wel te verstaan. Misschien is dat de reden waarom al deze wachters zo jong zijn.. 
 
Amalienborg Palace Copenhagen

Amalienborg Palace Copenhagen

Amalienborg Palace Copenhagen

Amalienborg Palace Copenhagen

Amalienborg Palace Copenhagen

Amalienborg Palace Copenhagen

Amalienborg Palace Copenhagen

Amalienborg Palace Copenhagen

Amalienborg Palace Copenhagen

Amalienborg Palace Copenhagen

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9 comments:

  1. Meer dan de moeite om eens een kijkje te nemen, Filip !
    Lie(f)s.

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  2. indeed very fluffy+funny hats, they look also pretty heavy! happy weekend:-)

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  3. Thanks for the nice memories from this wonderful city and place.I remember that I was with Cezar...kind of honeymoon! :)
    Your pictures are very beautiful, well done!This last one is amazing.
    Hugs and a nice Sunday to you and Kristel!
    Léia

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  4. Mooie opnames met goede composities en oog voor detail.

    Groetjes, Joop

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  5. I like your pictures of the soldiers. When we were in Copenhagen I did not have a digital camera yet so my picture of the soldier is not very good. Digital cameras made a lot of difference, didn’t they?

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  6. Wonderful Copenhagen with all the colors and buildings. Beautiful photos !

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  7. Oh I like how one of them looked right at you as you snapped their photo! Very cool!

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  8. mooie impressie van Amalienborg
    Fijne avond, Dietmut

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