The shadow of victory at the Kastellet the Citadel

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Kastellet, located in Copenhagen, Denmark is one of the best preserved fortifications in Northern Europe. It is constructed in the form of a pentagram with bastions at its corners. Kastellet was continuous with the ring of bastioned ramparts which used to encircle Copenhagen but of which only the ramparts themselves Christianshavn remain today. A number of buildings are located within the grounds of Kastellet, including a church, as well as a windmill. The area houses various military activities but its mainly serves as a public park and a historic site. Kastellet was part of the defense of Copenhagen against England in the Battle of Copenhagen in 1807. Kastellet is today a peaceful, protected area, serving as a public park, a cultural-historical monument and, still owned by the Danish Defence Ministry, as an active military area.

The Kastellet in Copenhagen is located close to Langelinie, The Little Mermaid, the Gefion Fountain. It is a popular place to go for a walk on a sunny day, and is very popular with children on account of the many animals and birds in the grounds.

Het Kastellet is een vestingwerk in de Deense hoofdstad Kopenhagen, nabij het monument van de kleine zeemeermin, de Gefion-fontein en Langelinie. Het is aangelegd in de vorm van een vijfhoek met vijf bastions. In het Kastellet bevinden zich een kerk, een gevangenis en een windmolen. Kastellet vormt een militair terrein, een cultureel-historisch monument, een museum en een park, dat veel Kopenhagenaars gebruiken voor wandelingen. Kastellet is een van de best versterkte complexen in Noord-Europa, aangelegd door Frederik III. Na het Zweeds beleg van Kopenhagen tussen 1658 en 1660 werd de hulp ingeroepen van de Nederlandse ingenieur Henrik Rüse, om de versterking te verbouwen. Het 17de-eeuwse kerkje doet nog steeds dienst als legerkerk. Het complex, dat gebouwd werd in de vorm van een pentagram, is mooi gerenoveerd. De rode huizen staan rond een centraal plein.

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  1. André Pipa 29 months ago | reply

    Like this long shadow, my friend. Have a great weekend

  2. chanda's photography. 29 months ago | reply

    what wonderful colors and the shadow of that tree caught so well. beautiful image!

  3. JanvanSchijndel 29 months ago | reply

    Aparte foto, bijzondere sfeer!

  4. lambertwm 29 months ago | reply

    Very nice how the soft shadow works with the in-focus building.

  5. powerfocusfotografie 29 months ago | reply

    One more time :-)

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  6. Amrou A 29 months ago | reply

    This photo took my BREATH away

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  7. Maurício Pinto 29 months ago | reply

    This photo took my BREATH away

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  8. brownies and butterflies 29 months ago | reply

    dat is zeker een leuke dag én tijd om te trouwen. mijn felicitaties voor het bruidspaar.
    gelijk een gezellig uitje voor jullie naar Denemarken.

  9. prdsra 29 months ago | reply

    Congratulations, I saw this wonderful photo in
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  10. Joel Tjintjelaar 29 months ago | reply

    Aparte en sterke foto Ben:)

  11. edwindejongh 29 months ago | reply

    Spannende foto!

  12. Lopamudra! 29 months ago | reply

    Splendour of late rays wantonly playing with long shadows of trees...while the colourful structures stand stupefied !! Awesome composition, Ben !

  13. prdsra10 29 months ago | reply

    Congratulations, I saw this wonderful photo in
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  14. ilina s 27 months ago | reply

    it's like the tree is caressing the side of the house!

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  16. adric1010 13 months ago | reply

    lovely shadow my friend

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  18. Luís Henrique Boucault 13 months ago | reply

    Very nice shot! Well done!

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  20. ep_jhu 3 weeks ago | reply

    Nice shadows on this shot. Well done.

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