Greetings

2011-07-31 @ 11:36:52

Here comes a virtual postcard greeting from Copenhagen! It goes out to all of my darlings who couldn’t be with me for this trip.

Here stands the Danish Kongelige Livgarde (Royal Life Guards). The Royal Guards provide a permanent guard at the Amalienborg Palace, Kastellet (part of the old fortification of Copenhagen), Rosenborg Castle/garrison of the Royal Guards in Copenhagen and the garrison of Høvelte. The ordinary uniform of the Royal Life Guards while they are on guard duty is dark blue. Their full dress uniform is very similar to that of the Foot Guards regiments of the British Army: a scarlet tunic; blue trousers; and a bearskin with the regiment’s cap badge (the Sun and Royal Coat of Arms).

Drama at the altar! Stopped by Frederick’s Church which is located just north of Amalienborg Palace. The church was designed by the architect Nicolai Eigtved in 1740 and has the largest church dome in Scandinavia with a span of 31m. However, there are three larger domes elsewhere in Europe.

Here is the old organ facade.

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