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Denmark - Copenhagen - Marble Church Roof | by Darrell Godliman
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Denmark - Copenhagen - Marble Church Roof

To be clear this is not a marble church roof, this is the roof a the Marble Church in Copenhagen. Unfortunately the church was undergoing maintenance but after my initial disappointment at not being able to get some good shots of this Copenhagen landmark I thought the inclusion of the workmen abseiling down the copper dome made for an interesting shot.

 

From Wikipedia : "Frederick's Church (Danish: Frederiks Kirke), popularly known as The Marble Church (Danish: Marmorkirken) is a church in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is located just north of Amalienborg Palace.

 

The church was designed by the architect Nicolai Eigtved in 1740 and was along with the rest of Frederiksstaden, a district of Copenhagen, intended to commemorate the 300 years jubilee of the first coronation of a member of the House of Oldenburg.

 

Frederick's Church has the largest church dome in Scandinavia with a span of 31m, though there are three larger domes elsewhere in Europe. The dome rests on 12 columns. The inspiration was probably St. Peter's Basilica in Rome."

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Taken on September 9, 2011