Towers of 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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besnard (57102) 2011-05-12 2:31
Un bon choix de format vertical qui met en valeur ces superbes tours de château. Du bon travail.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-05-12 3:09
The greencolor towers aginst the blue sky have been captured with great sharpness and clarity. Well chosen pov with informative note.
ifege (10719) 2011-05-12 3:09
Beautiful one George - good portrait view.
jhm (157976) 2011-05-12 3:54
You chose a vertical frame with a wonderful result.
What a lovely tower group.
Sharpness and clarity make this image very attractive.
Nice architectural picture, soft colors, wonderful sky too.
Very well done, TFS.
paninho (2931) 2011-05-12 4:06
J'aime beaucoup tes photos d'architecture, car c'est très bien mettre en valeur tes sujets! Le cadrage est impeccable! La position des clochers idéal! Belle lumière aussi.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-05-12 4:17
majestic view of these amazing rooftops. Love the colours against the blue sky. Superb detail and composition as usual. Magical scene!
jlbrthnn (76039) 2011-05-12 4:54
The choice of the format is adapted about the photo. The composition and the quality are perfected. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Sergiom (86147) 2011-05-12 5:24
Un cadrage vertical parfait qui fait très bien ressortir toute la beauté de l'architecture danoise, avec des couleurs superbes et un ciel magnifique.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-05-12 5:25
Bonita esta tua composição com estas torres deste castelo , a cor do telhado faz um belo contraste com o azul , bonito lugar a conhecer, parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
npecanhuk (77017) 2011-05-12 5:26
Wonderful architectural details, specially those of the towers!
Very attractive picture with excellent sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, contrasts, vertical format, black & white borders and composition!
TFS - congrats,
siudzi (34141) 2011-05-12 5:27
Wow! what a nice sight of this wonderful castle! You have found a really interesting point of view on this impressive architecture. Well executed. Congrats!
Cricri (123832) 2011-05-12 9:27
Très jolie architecture du chateau, j'aime les couleurs et la présentation verticale, très belle image
JFS (32459) 2011-05-12 9:43
Absolutely great your POV from the sea of Fredericksborg castle, I took the same picture but I have to recognize that yours is much better. Good work!
vasilpro (41661) 2011-05-12 13:32
Wonderful view, beautiful towers with interesting architecture, lovely light and colors, very good contrast, excellent POV, TFS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
siamesa (28123) 2011-05-12 15:34
Boa noite George
Impressive! This tower seems that never finish. Excellent capture. Perfect pov, colors and sharpness.
lousat (95982) 2011-05-12 15:35
Hi George,another beautiful memory from your and mine danish trip,a spectacular castle and a very nice pic,i like a lot the crop and the usual magnificent quality.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
mauro61 (52857) 2011-05-12 22:19
mi piace molto il taglio con la sequenza verticale di cupola e campanili.
Molto belli i colori e il taglio stretto che hai scelto,
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-05-12 22:35
Great postcard of the Frederiksborg Castle Towers
Excellent colors, contrast and light managment
Have a nice day
amaryllis (37039) 2011-05-13 0:12
une superbe photo de ce château avec une luminosité sur l'ensemble de l'édifice spectaculaire, qui fait ressortir la couleur verte du toit, une belle architecture, un cadrage bien réalisé
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-05-13 4:00
Beautiful framing of the towers of Frederiksborg Castle.
Very appropriate vertical format for this image.
Beautiful and natural colors.
paura (47186) 2011-05-13 15:05
A arwquitetura alí é lindíssima e sua fotografia, de excelente enquadramento e execução técnica, muito boa para mostrá-la. Lindo trabalho.
jjcordier (79297) 2011-05-13 22:36
Un excellent cadrage vertical qui met en valeur les belles tours de ce célèbre château.
abmdsudi (57168) 2011-05-14 11:00
This is absolutely awesome capture of magnificent architecture, something I have not seen before, the green domes and spires. Thanks to your well written infor which helps me to absorb better. Another superb image in fabulous tones and a wonderful sky so very well composed and captured, love the delicate detail displayed. The main interests are perfectly in place with some additional attractive colors, all combine so pleasingly to tranform this into such an elegant capture. Congrats for the effort, a very well done.
francio64 (39888) 2011-05-15 21:39
taglio verticale perfetto per questa magnifica architettura.
Ottimo sharp e luce ben gestita.
macjake (71069) 2011-05-16 12:36
looking through your gallery, this photo stands out like a beacon in the dark night.
powerful yet gracefull as well.
love the vertical composition and the architecture.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-13
- Categories: Castles, Nature, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Olympus C-310 zoom
- Exposure: f/3.9, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Danish Kings' Renaissance castle [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-12 2:29