Friday, April 16, 2010

Architectural Wonders of Copenhagen


The Danes are known for their remarkable sense of style and design, particularly interior decor, and after visiting Copenhagen, I feel that they certainly deserve this reputation. As the region experiences more cold and rainy weather than sunnier days, it seemed to me that the Danes spend a lot of time indoors, and therefore, it makes sense to make the interior design as nice and cosy as possible. As I walked past the numerous cafes, bars, restaurants and shops, I noticed that every one of them was tastefully decorated and had its own character. Having this type of ambience makes the whole dining out experience even more special. I also saw from the real estate advertisements that many houses were very well designed with modern furnishings. Although I enjoyed being indoors in many Danish venues, I unfortunately do not have photos of them to share here:(. Fret not though, as I do have lots of photos of the various types of architecture found in the city.

Many cultures have influenced the architecture in Copenhagen, and it is this mix that makes the city very interesting. Some of these styles include gothic, romanesque, baroque, half timbered, neoclassic and modern.

These photos are a mix of romanesque and baroque styles:


Here, the first photo shows a building in half timbered style, the middle photo is that of Rosenborg Palace, which is of Dutch Renaissance style, while the third photo is of a building in that is influenced by Dutch architecture:



Here, I am not really sure what style of architecture this is, but I find this simple style so beautiful because of the bright colors used:



Here, I specifically want to point out the Russian church in the middle photo:



This area has an amazing resemblance to the Alsace region in France because of the style of the houses. There is even a restaurant called, Restaurant l'Alsace!



I like observing the architecture of different countries, and my posts on Mughal architecture and Portuguese style architecture show how different cultures influence the building styles in different region. Do enjoy checking out the differences between all these styles!


3 comments:

David said...

When looking at the pictures, it feels like you went to so many different places. Amazing to see the diversity of the city !!! I clicked on the Mughal and Portuguese articles and agree with you... Architecture is part of the culture. Keep the articles going !!!

Ravipa said...

What a variety of styles in architecture! Very revealing notes indeed. And this speaks how a civilization evolves to a higher plane.... when you watch these marvels and reflect upon them.
Great pictures and informative post....

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

If you as a tourist want to learn more about Copenhagen, and see some very nice images from there. Then see this Danish tourist website http://www.cph-visual.com

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