Tuesday, 23 October 2012

City Hall of Copenhagen with the shinny statue of Bishop Absalon

The City Hall of Copenhagen is located on the City Hall Square. The building is about 100 years old, has a 107 metre high clock tower, statues on the roof, dragon images guard the access towards the door and a giant shield hangs against the walls. Just above the entrance, Bishop Absalon keeps an eye at all the people entering the City Hall. The copper statue of the main advisor of the Danish King during the 12th century shines brightly, it almost looks like gold.

When you enter the building you arrive in an enormous hall. It looks like the City Hall is almost an empty box. We were however impressed with the stained glass and mosaics. The mosaics are found in different shapes, in fish motives, below the arched ceilings and at the staircases.

Het stadhuis van Kopenhagen is gelegen op het City Hall Square of het Stadhuisplein. Het gebouw is ongeveer 100 jaar oud, heeft een 107 meter hoge kloktoren, standbeelden op het dak, draken die de toegangsweg naar de deur bewaken, en er hangt een enorm schild tegen de muur. Juist boven het ingangsportaal, kijkt Bisschop Absalon neer op de naderende bezoekers. Het koperen beeld van de belangrijkste raadsman van de Deense Koning gedurende de 12de eeuw blinkt zo fel dat je zou denken dat het van goud is. 

Van zodra je het stadhuis binnenkomt ben je in een grote open ruimte. Het lijkt net alsof het stadhuis een lege doos is. We waren echter onder de indruk van het brandglas en de mozaïeken. De mozaïeken kunnen worden teruggevonden in allerlei vormen, in vismotief, onder de booggewelven en aan de siertrappen.. 
 
City Hall Copenhagen

City Hall Copenhagen

City Hall Copenhagen

City Hall Copenhagen

City Hall Copenhagen

City Hall Copenhagen

City Hall Copenhagen

City Hall Copenhagen

City Hall Copenhagen

City Hall Copenhagen

City Hall Copenhagen

City Hall Copenhagen

City Hall Copenhagen

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16 comments:

  1. Very beautiful building and very nice pictures...
    J&C

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  2. I just adore all those statues! They are amazing! We are very lucky to have you both sharing these photos with us!

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  3. Amazing detail on the architectural shots. I like the archway and steps.

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  4. Amazing architecture, even the interior is detailed and well maintained !

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  5. I like the two rounded windows on each end of the building. The interior courtyard looks bright and airy that it almost looks like it's outdoors.

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  6. What a beautiful building, I love the architectural views. Have a good day. Diane

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  7. Weer goed in beeld gebracht en altijd oog voor details.....bedankt voor deze impressie.

    groet, Joop

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  8. Leuk om met jullie te mogen meereizen.
    Fijne dag voor jullie beiden, groetjes Chrisje

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  9. A beautiful building, and I love the interior hall with the Danish flags hanging.

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  10. Coucou!! encore un super reportage on a une très belle idée de cette ville grâce à vous!! belles photos! bisoussssssss

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  11. Een verbazingwekkend gebouw binnen in. Buiten sober maar een contrast met de schoonheid van het interieur.

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  12. The fish stained glass is sensational!! Maybe that's because it's not what you normally see in a stained glass window!

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  13. imposante serie Filip, Groetjes Dietmut

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  14. What amazing details and colors on this building. I love that rounded window and always dreamed of having a house with one of these to use as a "reading spot'

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  15. I was also impressed by the beauty of this building when I visited Copenhagen...great work on sharing the breathtaking details...and the fish is present again!

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