COPENHAGEN/FAROE TRAVELOGUE – DAY 1 – COPENHAGEN – ROUND TOWER (RUNDETÅRN)

by Antonio Gil May. 19, 2018 1110 views

Round tower entrance – Teresa's picture

Round tower entrance – Teresa's picture

Organ inside Trinitatis Church. This church  is part of the 17th century Trinitatis Complex, which includes the Rundetårn astronomical observatory tower and the Copenhagen University Library

Organ inside Trinitatis Church. This church is part of the 17th century Trinitatis Complex, which includes the Rundetårn astronomical observatory tower and the Copenhagen University Library

Round tower infography

Round tower infography

Equestrian staircase, a 7.5-turn helical corridor leading to the top of the tower

Equestrian staircase, a 7.5-turn helical corridor leading to the top of the tower

♫♫ Game of Thrones - The Tower ♫♫

The 17th century tower and observatory Rundetaarn, or the round tower, is the oldest functioning observatory in Europe.

When Christian IV built the tower, Denmark was quite famous for its astronomical achievements thanks to the astronomer Tycho Brahe. When he died in 1601, the King wished to continue Brahe's research, and thus the round tower came into being.

It has been a while since the scientists left, but the observatory is still used by amateur astronomers and the many visitors. The observatory is encircled by an outdoor platform from which you have a magnificent view of the old part of Copenhagen.

To get there you need to walk up the spiral walk, which is 268,5 meters long at the outer wall and only 85,5 meters long close to the core of the building. This means that you walk around 209 meters to get to top even though the tower is only 36 meters tall.

www.visitcopenhagen.com

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José Manuel 1 year, 3 months ago

#6Gooddddddddddddddddddddd

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 1 year, 3 months ago

Obrigado pela eloquência smile

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José Manuel 1 year, 3 months ago

#1Gooddddddddddddddddddddd

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 1 year, 3 months ago

Também acho smile Abraço Zé

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 3 months ago

Just love #6, the soft light and the feeling you gonna loose your balance

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 3 months ago

Now that you've mentioned it, it seems we are drawn backwards. Thanks dear friend

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Camellia 1 year, 3 months ago

Antonio #4 is absolutely fantastic! Perfect framing. And the closeup of the organ is very, very nice. My brother in law is Danish and I asked him to visit your blog so as to enjoy some the sights that I have not doubt he misses. BTW is #1 HDR or your own style of editing? I like it very much. I noticed it in some of your other posts as well.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia 1 year, 3 months ago

Thanks for your kind words Camellia. #1 is the result of some RAW twists and subsequent editing, but not HDR editing. Further on I will publish some actual HDR images made with bracketing and so on. Cheers smile

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Francesc 1 year, 3 months ago

Fantastic sert ...I love the composition of the last one...Great shot

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 year, 3 months ago

I'm proud of that one Francesc. Thank you so much my friend

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Jill Bahm 1 year, 4 months ago

#6 - Wow. Love the texture, composition and lighting!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jill Bahm 1 year, 3 months ago

I also like this picture a lot. Thanks Jill

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 4 months ago

Your pictures are inspiring!
Maybe Copenhagen in summer?
I missed a lot, when I was on this "important" bus trip for three long weeks as a student and only saw ship shaped stone settings and other remains from the Viking era.
#6 - never ending white until you will finally reach heaven!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 3 months ago

I'm so glad my pictures inspire you. This is my second trip to Copenhagen. My first one was 37 years ago when I travelled using Inter-rail. We are so getting old my friend smile  #6 is my favourite picture here

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 4 months ago

#1 love the sunlight on the faces of the people & the buildings....kool edit!
#2 did you ride your horse up the equestrian ramp or did you walk?
#3 lovely soft lighting and the stone work!
#4 wow!!! would I love to be able to sit down at that keyboard and play..
#6 love the white on white & perspective......
You find the coolest things to share with us, Amigo! Love the beautiful musical accompaniment and fascinating info on the tower!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 3 months ago

#1 we were so lucky with the weather, it was cold but sunny. #2 - I rode my white horse of course smile My pleasure Amigo. Thanks for your kind words

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 3 months ago

Always a pleasure, Amigo!

:=D

Cheers!

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Tim Rogers 1 year, 4 months ago

Unfortunately my visit to Copenhagen was before I picked up a camera. But I know this is going to be an amazing series. Can’t wait

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Tim Rogers 1 year, 4 months ago

Thanks for such kind words mate. smile

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