Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Out and About - Kastellet and Langelinie

The Kastellet (Citadel), consisted of a fort in a shape of a five-pointed star surrounded by high embankments and a deep moat.

These are some of the buildings inside the kastellet. Once used as the occupying German forces' headquarters. It is now used by the Danish military.

Along the Langelinie promenade and the Sankt Albans Kirke.

Gefion Springvandet (Gefion fountain)
Gefion, a mythical Scandinavian goddess, who turned her four sons into oxen and harnessed them to a plough. She managed to plough a sizeable chunk of Sweden, which she then picked it up and threw it into the sea, and formed the island Zealand. The hole that was left behind became Lake Vänern.

Den Lille Havfrue (The Little Mermaid)
Copenhagen's most famous landmark as she sits on a rock and gazing wistfully into the sea.....