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Denmark - Copenhagen - Round Tower spiral sepia

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Tomorrow I will upload some of my Contemporary Architecture shots from Copenhagen otherwise you might think it's a city only full of wonderful old buildings but in the meantime here are some from the 17th Century Round Tower.

From Wikipedia : "Instead of stairs, a 7.5-turn spiral ramp forms the only access way to the towertop observatory as well as the Library Hall and the Bell-Ringer's Loft, both located above the church. The ramp turns 7.5 times around the hollow masonry core of the tower before reaching the observation deck and observatory at the top, on the way also affording access to the Library Hall as well as the Ringer's Loft. This design was chosen to allow a horse and carriage to reach the library, moving books in and out of the library as well as transporting heavy and sensitive instruments to the observatory.

The winding corridor has a length of 210 m, climbing 3.74m per turn. Along the outer wall the corridor has a length of 257.5m and a grade of 10%, while along the wall of the inner core the corridor is only 85.5m long but has a grade of 33%."

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  1. julesnene 42 months ago | reply

    Lovely architecture and tones!

  2. Le P'tit Nicolas 42 months ago | reply

    Nice composition & PT !!!

  3. Shotslot 42 months ago | reply

    Great exposure.

  4. Vic Sharp 42 months ago | reply

    Love this building - great view from the top when the sky isn't full of snow!

  5. francealot 42 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous location. Lovely light.

  6. martaestrada 42 months ago | reply


  7. velodenz 42 months ago | reply

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  8. p2-r2 42 months ago | reply

    At first I also thought I preferred the more quadratic crop, but somehow this photo has a fascinating and hypnotising kind of symmetry ... I really like your composition!

  9. A Sutanto 42 months ago | reply

    Awesome shot.

  10. Daniela Schneider 42 months ago | reply

    Wow!!! This is great!!

  11. Michael Angelo 77 41 months ago | reply

    Makes me dizzy, i like it!

  12. Wish_Art 39 months ago | reply

    The square crop would still be excellent but this is the better image composition.

    Great work Darrell.

    Thanks for all the detailed info too.

  13. fahey.karen 16 months ago | reply

    Great geometry

  14. mystuart 4 months ago | reply

    I did this--fun!

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