Times gonna fly... All my emotions still stay in Copenhagen. But I look to a calendar and I understand that was one mont ago.
On the background you see Church of Our Saviour (Danish: Vor Frelsers Kirke). This is a baroque church in Copenhagen, most famous for its corkscrew spire with an external winding staircase that can be climbed to the top, offering extensive views over central Copenhagen. It is also noted for its carillon, which is the largest in northern Europe and plays melodies every hour from 8 am to midnight.
When Christian IV planned Christianshavn in 1617, it was intended as an independent merchant's town on the island of Amager and it therefore needed a church. A temporary church was inaugurated in 1639 but construction of the present Church of Our Saviour, the design of Lambert van Haven, did not start until 1682. The church was inaugurated 14 years later in 1695 but important interior features like the altar had a notoriously temporary character and the tower still had no spire. The church got its permanent altar in 1732 but plans for construction of the spire was not revitalized until 1747 under the reign of Frederik V. The new architect on the project was Lauritz de Thurah. He soon abandoned van Haven´'s original design in favour of his own project that was approved by the King in 1749. Three years later the spire was finished and the King climbed the tower at a ceremony on 28 August 1752.
There is a long-lived urban legend stating that the architect killed himself by jumping from the top of the spire, when he realised that the spiral turns the wrong way - anticlockwise - around. This is not about Lambert van Haven, since the spire was added to the church almost 50 years after his death, but the designer of the spiral spire, Laurids de Thurah. There is not a grain of truth in the myth though, since Thurah died in his bed seven years after the spire was completed, and there is nothing in the records that indicates that he should have been unhappy with his work in any way.
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dkmurphys (37419) 2013-02-04 5:48
Lovely place. I like the POV and the atmosphere of the place. Well taken, enjoy a good week!
Sergiom (40169) 2013-02-04 5:54
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. J'aime les deux beaux cygnes à l'avant plan qui donnent de la profondeur à l'image ainsi que la belle lumière sur les dorures de la tour.
Oceania (2371) 2013-02-04 6:30
These two white swans are highlights of the picture. Winter in Denmark is also picturesque.
eldancer1 (17330) 2013-02-04 9:31
Beautiful scene! So peaceful and calm. Great pov and dof with nice details. Love the swans, they added life to the image. Very well done, tfs.
Romano46 (5988) 2013-02-04 11:26
impossibile non commentare questa tua bella composizione che a me piace per la disposizione degli elementi e per la nitidezza . Mi piace la successione dei vari piani ben distinti tra loro a partire dalle acque solcate dai cigni fino ad arrivare in alto al cielo dalle tinte abbastanza tenui. Bella anche l'architettura che si fa notare per i riflessi dorati.
Ottima la nitidezza, abbastanza marcato il contrasto. Peccato solo per la luminosità che a mio parere sarebbe stata preferibile un pochino più accentuata.
Ottime anche le note che accompagnano lo scatto.
Ciao e buona serata
erhan1958 (13253) 2013-02-04 12:44
this is a othatic church and photo,
ver good winter scane
macjake (39998) 2013-02-05 10:55
yes, this is the Church that i scaled up the spiral staircase! and it was super windy and super cold!!!
it brings back alot of memories for me, as i'm sure it does for you and thats why you posted this image today.
I also like the framing and borders you chose, nice shot.
Look out for those tiny Fiats! haha
batalay (32930) 2013-02-05 16:45
This is a work of art. The spiral spire of the Baroque "Church of Our Saviour" serves as a backdrop for the pair of white swans, swimming in choreographed fashion. First rate, photo.