København i Solskin~


Copenhagen is beautiful in the sunshine!

The Ny Carlsberg Glypotek Museum built in 1888 has a glorious winter garden.
The architecture and design are stunning.
I didn’t notice the swastika below until after taking this photo. I was appalled and Googled the explanation for this. It was reportedly the logo for the Carlsberg beer company that built the museum in the 1880’s having no connection to the Nazi swastika, instead representing good luck.
The Glypotek has a world class collection of art. The Egyptian antiquities are remarkable. I will post some amazing wooden, painted art from 2700 BC soon!
The museum has an substantial collection of impressionists, including three Van Gogh’s.
The stunning blue Fredericks Church built of marble was founded in 1740.
It’s interior dome is almost blinding in the summer sun!
We are leaving today for Finland and internet will be much more constrained. I will blog and catch up on your posts when possible!
Cheers to you from beautiful and sunny Solskin~

149 thoughts on “København i Solskin~

  1. Glorious colours. The swastika featured in our Cathedral (now in ruins) but there was a notice explaining that it pre-dated the Nazis and was a symbol of good, completely appropriate to the age of the Cathedral.

    1. Thank you, thank you. I considered editing it out but it is part of the building and would ruin the gestalt of the photo! Besides it has a earlier and quite different meaning.

  2. Dear Cindy. I see you got some of the best of Copenhagen. Really great pictures with beautiful light. The church is one of my favorites 🙂
    Happy journey,

  3. I love the ceilings. I’m always knocked out by the patient workmanship of such things.

    It might interest you to know that the swastika is a very ancient symbol originally meaning earth or eternity and more recently good luck. Once a very worthy symbol to many and, in distant parts of the world, still so. The spoilers don’t leave much untouched. Enough of that, have a :star: <3 :star:

  4. Beautiful photos! A lifetime ago, while studying for my degree in engineering and physics, I had a strong side-interest in mythology. The gammadion cross/swastika, as a symbol of eternity/the sun/peace/luck (take your pick) is more than three-thousand years old, and has only recently (historically speaking) been associated with hate-groups. Such a pity.

  5. The photos are stunning Cindy, the buildings are so colourful and beautiful; Copenhagen is definitely worth a visit.
    Interesting about the swastika.

  6. Nice post from sunny København! My Danish is quite rusty, but I could guide you in Finland! I was born there and hope you’ll have a great time. When you say internet will constrained, are you going to the very north of Finland? Lapland?

    1. We are on a ship now and will be for the next eleven days. The maritime satelite is very limited. Right now we are in Norway and will be in Sweden next and then Helsinki Finland, only for two days! Wish it was more. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! <3 <3

      1. Two days is a very short visit, but here I go. Architecture: Temppelinaukion rock church, a beautiful walk to see buildings from Senaatintori to Torikortteli to Kauppatori, where you can buy anything and everything Finnish. Museums: Ateneum – classic Finnish art, Kiasma – modern art and Seurasaari outdoor museum. Suomenlinna – a historic fort on a small island just outside Helsinki; Sibelius Monument, Esplanadi park, Korkeasaari Zoo 😀 and many other famous buildings and churches…like the Kamppi Chappel and Uspenski Cathedral….hope you get nice weather!
        Are you going to stop in Stockholm as well? My other home town until 1990s…want a list?

  7. I know you’re off having fun again as your photos show, Cuz. They’re beautiful, as always. I’d heard Copenhagen was beautiful…, now I have the evidence. Waiting to hear from Finland. Big hug…, travel safe – both of you !

  8. Stunning captures – so glad the sun was out for you. The summer I visited it rained and rained but it was still a beautiful city with all it’s architecture, history and bakeries! 🙂

  9. Lucky you, intrepid traveler! I can understand your reaction to the swastika. When I was in Bali two yrs ago, I saw one on a car and was so startled by it. But then I reminded myself that it was an ancient Hindu symbol that was in no manner connected to Hitler’s abuse of it.

  10. That swastika symbol goes back a long way, a Celtic, Indian and Greek symbol, and I think even Chinese too. It does look alarming up there on that old ceiling, I think I would have felt the same if it had been my picture I’d taken. It’s amazing how powerful icon images are, whatever ‘we’ associate them with ‘is’ what it means to us. I’m taking a guess the Nazi’s thought it would bring them luck? Obviously not that effective!

    Copenhagen looks like a beautiful place with some wonderful history, thanks for taking me on your trip! 🙂

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