View to Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerod
Frederiksborg Castle is located in the middle of Hillerød on three islands in the castle lake. The oldest parts of the castle were built in 1560 by King Frederik II and the castle is named after him.
The majority of the present castle was built between 1600-1620 by Frederik II's son, Christian IV in Dutch Renaissance style with sweeping gables, sandstone decorations and copper-covered roofs and spires. The castle burnt in 1859 but was rebuilt from 1860-84 with financial support from brewer J. C. Jacobsen and later by the Carlsberg Foundation.
The part of the castle with the two low round towers on the southernmost island beside the S-bridge that connects the first and middle islets were part of Frederik II's original Frederiksborg as were the small Bath House between The Enclosure and the small Deer Park.
The Danish Kings lived in Frederiksborg Castle for about a century and the absolute monarchs were crowned in the palace chapel from 1671. Since 1693, Christian IV's palace chapel has also served as the knight's chapel for the Order of the Elephant and the Knights of the Dannebrog and is also used as a parish church at the moment. The church also houses the old organ from 1610 built by Esajas Compenius.
Frederiksborg Palace chapel served as the beautiful backdrop for the wedding of Prince Joachim and Princess Alexandra in November 1995.
The National History Museum has been housed in the castle since 1878. The museum was founded by brewer J. C. Jacobsen as a special department of the Carlsberg Foundation. As well as magnificent rooms and spaces like the palace chapel, the Rose, the Audience Chamber and the Great Hall, the museum contains the country's most important collection of portraits and historical paintings.(Source: dk.wictor/frederiksborg.html.)
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lousat (89296) 2011-05-04 2:18
Hi George,a beautiful sunny day and a sky painted are the best things to take a beautiful pic of this fantastic castle.Very impressive quality and scenary,i been there many years ago..and it's a great memory to me.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.
williewhistler (16310) 2011-05-04 2:36
Hello George,your photograph has captured the wonderfully detailed architecture perfectly and the beautifull sky adds to the lovely scene.
Best wishes Les.
holmertz (50790) 2011-05-04 2:36
This is a fine view of a magnificent castle. I like the long line starting with the red roof and then changing to the dark green trees. The light clouds are almost as attractive to watch as the buildings.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-05-04 3:06
What a beautiful view of the castle. The blue sky enhances the beauty of this lovely castle. The colrs and tone are superb. Details are well captured.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-05-04 4:09
a beautiful skyline against a wonderful summer sky. Great clarity and contrast of colours. An outstanding image of great quality and technique.
sacimar (26205) 2011-05-04 4:45
good view of the castle, your composition from the other part of the lake shows perfectly the building and the area around it, well seen,
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-05-04 5:13
Great postcard of the wonderful Frederiksborg Castle
Excellent sharpness and light managment
Have a nice day
JFS (32459) 2011-05-04 5:17
Magnificent shot of this lovely place. Excellent sharpness. Thanks George!
Sergiom (76449) 2011-05-04 6:29
Cela pourrait être une photo touristique de cet endroit qui aiderait grandement à la vente de billets pour la visiter. Le point de vue, la lumière, l'architecture et le ciel, tout est parfait.
npecanhuk (74526) 2011-05-04 6:30
Very attractive picture!
Excellent photo quality!
TFS - congrats,
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-05-04 9:39
Hello George - I love this shot with the roof and spires of the castle against the beautiful and well managed sky. Top class work! Best regards Rosemary
vasilpro (41271) 2011-05-04 10:09
Wonderful composition, beautiful atmosphere, interesting architecture, lovely light and colors, excellent POV, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast, TFS!
Warm regards, Vasilis.
JCG (35129) 2011-05-04 10:22
A divine sky to enhance the beauty of this castle. Very nice shot on the architectural site, I love the balance of your framing and color harmony. The sharpness of the image is also very significant. Beautiful postcard of the place and thank you George for the informative note.
With all my friendships and a wonderful evening,
TopGeo (38216) 2011-05-04 10:55
Hello George! Interesting the architectural details, strong contrast,colours! A frame and view in the first level contributing in we are careful the architecture and the beauty of background with the buildings and the nature under from a splendid sky Good presentation a beautiful composition and corner of choice most excellent Imagination and dream!
macjake (66652) 2011-05-04 11:18
lots of sky here to give it that open air sensation.
the colors are strong, and eye popping.
as is the depth and sharpness, and the overall quality.
i wouldn't change anything
cornejo (40943) 2011-05-04 11:49
George cordials greetings. A very beautiful photo of this Castle of green towers. A very beautiful composition with the river and the trees. A great shot and excellent work, congratulation. Have a happy day, thanks for sharing.
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-05-04 13:41
Hi George, Fantastic photo of this super Castle, Great colours, love the big sky and clouds, Cheers Iain.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-05-04 13:59
Good evening George,
The photo, as usual skillfully composed and effectively realized, is usefully accompanied with an excellent note. I love the wide part left with the sky, the light and the neatness. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
bukitgolfb301 (40770) 2011-05-04 15:29
Hi my dear Georege
Another oustanding marvelous shot! I have a sigh.
So wonderful presentation by nicely stable framework / composition as usual, above all, the blue sky with slight white clouds is attractive and marvelous too.
Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good day!
siamesa (28117) 2011-05-04 16:33
Boa noite George
Marvelous view of this castle between the lake and the sky. Perfect pov and marvelous colors. Fine composition indeed.
jjcordier (79297) 2011-05-04 23:24
Très bonne photo de Frederiksborg Castle dominé par un très beau ciel.
dkmurphys (57099) 2011-05-05 3:37
Spectacular shot. Looks so similar to Stockholm. Very beautiful place, perfect POV and colors. Great job, enjoy the day.
fabianoleite (10490) 2011-05-05 14:38
Wondefrul view, the castle is really magnificent. I like how it is surrounded by trees, in a great composition. Congratulations!
sacavem (18620) 2011-05-12 12:43
Excellent sharpness and light management.Excellent composition, very nice colors. Pretty and very interesting postcard of Hillerod.
Kielia (24077) 2011-05-13 2:52
one gets almost lost in this high sky! Very impressive view on this well known place, excellent management of the light and fascinating colors. You have chosen a very well working POV! My compliments, also for the interesting note.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-14
- Categories: Castles, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon Ixus 50
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Danish Kings' Renaissance castle [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-04 2:15