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Carmen's Tour in Denmark Church of Our Saviour, Copenhagen, Denmark

Carmen's Tour in Denmark Church of Our Saviour, Copenhagen, Denmark - danish flag, outside, spiral stairs, Church, trees
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The Church of Our Saviour (Danish: Vor Frelsers Kirke; [vɒ ˈfʁaelsɐs ˈkiɐ̯kə]) is a baroque church in Copenhagen, Denmark, most famous for its helix spire with an external winding staircase that can be climbed to the top, offering extensive views over central Copenhagen. It is also noted for its carillon, which is the largest in northern Europe and plays melodies every hour from 8 am to midnight..

When Christian IV planned Christianshavn in 1617, it was intended as an independent merchant's town on the island of Amager and it therefore needed a church. A temporary church was inaugurated in 1639 but construction of the present Church of Our Saviour, the design of Lambert van Haven, did not start until 1682. The church was inaugurated 14 years later in 1695 but important interior features like the altar had a notoriously temporary character and the tower still had no spire. The church got its permanent altar in 1732 but plans for construction of the spire was not revitalized until 1747 under the reign of Frederik V. The new architect on the project was Lauritz de Thurah. He soon abandoned van Haven's original design in favour of his own project that was approved by the King in 1749. Three years later the spire was finished and the King climbed the tower at a ceremony on 28 August 1752.

There is a long-lived urban legend stating that the architect killed himself by jumping from the top of the spire, when he realised that the spiral turns the wrong way - anticlockwise - around.
JOHNBECK Uploaded by JOHNBECK on . Carmen's Tour in Denmark Church of Our Saviour, Copenhagen, Denmark - Desktop Nexus Architecture Download free wallpapers and background images: Carmen's Tour in Denmark Church of Our Saviour, Copenhagen, Denmark. Desktop Nexus Architecture background ID 2575826. The Church of Our Saviour (Danish: Vor Frelsers Kirke; [vɒ ˈfʁaelsɐs ˈkiɐ̯kə]) is a baroque church in Copenhagen, Denmark, most famous for its helix spire with an external winding staircase that can be climbed to the top, offering extensive views over central Copenhagen. It is also noted for its carillon, which is the largest in northern Europe and plays melodies every hour from 8 am to midnight..

When Christian IV planned Christianshavn in 1617, it was intended as an independent merchant's town on the island of Amager and it therefore needed a church. A temporary church was inaugurated in 1639 but construction of the present Church of Our Saviour, the design of Lambert van Haven, did not start until 1682. The church was inaugurated 14 years later in 1695 but important interior features like the altar had a notoriously temporary character and the tower still had no spire. The church got its permanent altar in 1732 but plans for construction of the spire was not revitalized until 1747 under the reign of Frederik V. The new architect on the project was Lauritz de Thurah. He soon abandoned van Haven's original design in favour of his own project that was approved by the King in 1749. Three years later the spire was finished and the King climbed the tower at a ceremony on 28 August 1752.

There is a long-lived urban legend stating that the architect killed himself by jumping from the top of the spire, when he realised that the spiral turns the wrong way - anticlockwise - around.
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carmenmbonilla
Posted by carmenmbonilla on 10/12/20 at 02:08 AM
THANK YOU BFF/BFROTHER JOHN FOR THIS WONDERFUL
TRIP TO DENMARK AND I HAVE RELIVED WITH LOVE
THE HISTORY OF MY LIFE...MY FATHER LEFT DENMARK FOR THE USA IN 1918 JUST 18 YRS OLD...MY MOTHER LEFT MEXICO IN
1925 ABOUT 13 YRS OLD LIFE BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER
HERE IS LOS ANGELES , CALIFORNIA MARRIED 1932 LEFT
FOR BROOKLYN NEW YORK & THEY WELCOMED THIER
BABY GIRL SEPT 1943 CARMEN & HERE NOW 77 YRS
OLD SO PROUD TO BE THIER DAUGHTER...
lucille80
Posted by lucille80 on 10/06/20 at 04:27 PM
in ancient times some architects made counterclockwise stairs, it was a way to avert the end of the world.
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Date Uploaded: October 06, 2020
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