Fairy scene around a bench in 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. prdsra 30 months ago | reply

    Congratulations, I saw this wonderful photo in
    "as beautiful as you want" group

  2. hans fotografeert 29 months ago | reply

    ook weer een mooi plaat van de citadel Ben!

  3. wjpostma 29 months ago | reply

    great work, compliments from the 100-100-1000 Group
    100-100-1000 Group

  4. John de Grooth very busy 29 months ago | reply

    Grappig ik zie je foto naast die van mij in de 100-100-1000 group.
    (Wel leuk om dat in twee dagen te halen)

  5. Guylaine Begin 29 months ago | reply


    I saw this in the 100+ Faves group and Faved it.

  6. John de Grooth very busy 29 months ago | reply

    Blijft erg mooi om te zien.

    Seen in 100+ Faves Flickr 's Finest (100+ Faves Only)

  7. Dalma Szallonntai(from here to Ipernity) [deleted] 29 months ago | reply

  8. c0gnate 29 months ago | reply

    Seen in 100+ Faves Flickr 's Finest (100+ Faves Only)

  9. Te Whiu 29 months ago | reply

    Nice colours and light!

    Thanks For Sharing

    ART of Architecture

    Post 1 ~Award 1

  10. wjpostma 29 months ago | reply

    congratulations! your photo is photo of the week in the 100-100-1000 group!

    great work, compliments from the 100-100-1000 Group
    100-100-1000 Group

  11. Fernanda_Ferreira 29 months ago | reply


    I saw this in the 100+ Faves group and Faved it.

  12. HanslH 29 months ago | reply

    monumentale lichtval :)

  13. *katz 29 months ago | reply

    Ja, dit s weer heel mooi

  14. powerfocusfotografie 29 months ago | reply

    Fraaie warme kleuren en mooi met die schaduwen!!

    Gevonden in Het Doka Archief

  15. AH in Pgh 29 months ago | reply

    Nicely framed, beautiful shadows and color.

  16. Maria_Globetrotter 29 months ago | reply

    Great composition Ben!

  17. *Saariy* 29 months ago | reply

    Fantastic layout Ben. Fabulous
    Thanks for your visits and comments

  18. prdsra10 29 months ago | reply

    Congratulations, I saw this wonderful photo in
    "as beautiful as you want" group

  19. Zed The Dragon 20 months ago | reply

    Great shot, have a nice day :)
    -Zed The Dragon-

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