Copenhagen: Monuments of Greatness

F1000028ccop 1. The Gefjon Fountain by Anders Bungaard outside St. Alban’s Church. According the Prose Edda by Snorri Sturlson (and mentions in the Poetic Edda as well), Gefjon used her bulls to plow what is now lake Mälaren in Sweden and with that land formed the Danish island of Zealand. I love this statue because it has so much energy. There is even water mist coming out of the bulls’ nostrils so that looks like they are breathing hard at the effort.

F1000029ccop 2. The Little Mermaid (Den lille havfrue) by Edvard Eriksen. “The Little Mermaid” is one of the most famous fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the 19th century Danish author.

3. The grave of Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, the great Danish philosopher, in Assistens Kirkegård (Assistens Cemetery).
F1000030ccop[35mm taken with my 1999 Olympus 105G Superzoom. I’m currently on exchange in Copenhagen from the University of Iceland. If you want to see more of my film photography from Denmark, follow the blog on wordpress and/or facebook and click here for the rest of the posts in the “Denmark” category.]

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