Saturday, March 27, 2010

Around the Marble Church (On a fine Saturday)

The Mendak

Round Tower

Marble Church

Opera House

Nyhavn

Atop the Marble Church

View of Amalienborg (Queen's Palace) and Opera House from the top of Marble Church

Dome of Russian Church from top of Marble Church

View from the dome of Marble Church

Spiral Staircase of Church of Our Saviour

One more view from the top

Oresund Bridge

Amalienborg

Statue of Frederick V

Yet Another View

Kobenhavn (I mean Copenhagen) City View from the Marble Church

Inside the Marble Church

The dome from Inside

The Beautiful Chapel of the Marble Church

These pictures are from our last week trip in the town. It was, I suppose, the first sunny day of the spring (I mean first sunny day on a March weekend with plus temperatures) and I took Richa around for some local sightseeing. We went around Nyhavn and then all the way to the Marble Church, where we found out that they have guided tours to the dome of the church on Weekends at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Since we were there right in time and since it wasn't very costly (DKK 25 or around USD 5), we took the tour and it indeed turned out to be good fun. It was bit scary in parts as almost the whole climb was through a narrow and steep passage, with just enough space for one person to move at a time. Those afraid of confined spaces (like Richa) will probably find it bit spooky :) Once atop though, you are presented with a fabulous view of the city of Copenhagen and far off (to Sweeden and Malmo). Several of city's important buildings can be seen from the top. This of course provides one with a chance to impress one's better half with one's general know how about the city (that's no way saying that your better half will be impressed; its just that you have a chance of impressing her). All in all, a really nice local attraction. The church in itself is very beautiful and its one of my favorites in Copenhagen. The last picture in this entry is my favorite :)

4 comments:

Balaji Sharma said...

Beautiful images. Esp. loved the compositions on the Round Tower and the Marble Church.

"..(that's no way saying that your better half will be impressed; its just that you have a chance of impressing her." Thanks for the gyaan ;).

kirti said...

Hey Shashank Da, beautiful images :) Reminded me of my trip to CPH and specially to marble church...wish I can cm back smtime and visit these wonderful places again with Shourya & Milind :)

BLUEGUITAR said...

@ Balaji

Yup, those are nice pics. And gyan is fine to have but it's one of those pieces of advice which doesnt really help you much as it just makes you aware of the situation, does not tell you how to deal with it.

BLUEGUITAR said...

@ Kirti

Yup I remember them as well; we just went to Helsingor Castle the other day and I recalled that last time I went with you and Murli. Those were fun times.

Any chances of visiting CPH again?