Køge, a Medieval Town near Copenhagen in Denmark

After renting a car in Copenhagen we headed just south of there to Køge, described as a late medieval village.

Our first stop was the church. A red door in Køge, a medieval town in DenmarkThe aisles ran down the centre embedded with worn-out tombstones. Looking down the central corridor in the church in Køge, a medieval town in DenmarkThe main alter was an elaborate gilded structure. Gilded altar at Koge Church in DenmarkThe pews had heavily carved cherubs on the sides. pews have heavily carved cherubs on the sides in the church in Køge, a medieval town in DenmarkThe gigantic organ looked newer but I suppose it was also moderately ancient. The pipe organ in the church in Køge, a medieval town in DenmarkMy favourites were the odds and ends placed along the sides of the church, such as this tombstone of a medieval woman. Tombstone with a raised relief of a woman in the church in a medieval town in DenmarkThis brass plaque.A copper plaque in the church in Køge, a medieval town in DenmarkOr this one of carved wooden cherubs with a gilded heart in the centre.  Gilded wood with cherubs plaque in the church in Køge, a medieval town in DenmarkThe collection boxes were also interesting…Collection box in the church in Køge, a medieval town in Denmark…as were these ancient cupboards. carved wood cupboards in the church in Køge, a medieval town in DenmarkWe were wandering around the many half-timbered buildings when my attention was drawn to this perfect little coffee spot. Drawn into a cosy cafe courtyard in Køge, a medieval town in DenmarkIt looked so tempting I had to run and catch up with Al, and then drag him back and force him to take a break. In Koge, Denmark the chairs have a goat-skin 'blankets' for added comfortIt was worth it. The interior was even more charming than the exterior. In Koge, Denmark the chairs have a goat-skin 'blankets' for added comfortFrom there it was another wander, again through the old buildings, the oldest of which dates back to 1527.
Panorama of yellow-orange building in Koge, DenmarkOrange. Really orange. Orange wall with orange reflection in Koge, DenmarkYellow walls with red shutters. Yellow wall & red shutters in Koge, DenmarkDeep yellow.Half-timbered yellow-orange house in Koge, DenmarkA rusty plaque embedded in a yellow wall. rusted plaque on a yellow wall in Køge, a medieval town in DenmarkHalf-timbered brick building accented by a black door.A black door in Køge, a medieval town in DenmarkA different brick building, a different black door.Red half-timbered mMuseum in Køge, a medieval town in DenmarkClose-up of a statue of a squirrel(?)-headed human standing next to a public water spout.Statue of a gopher-like creature standing next to a public water spout in Køge, a medieval town in DenmarkI love the way the walls wow in and out. Yellow half-timbered house in Køge, a medieval town in DenmarkAnother wobbly half-timbered building in yellow.Yellow half-timbered wall of a building in the medieval town of Koge, just south of Copenhagen in DenmarkThe Georg Jensen shop. When I went to college my instructors told me that my last name Jensen was a good name for a designer, what with Georg Jensen and Jensen-Healy. Not sure I’m crazy about the colours of his shop though. Yellow half-timbered building in Køge, a medieval town in DenmarkI close off our tour of Køge with a final shot of a ubiquitous Danish bicycle resting against the half-timbered Georg Jensen building. Yellow half-timbered building with a bicycle leaning up against a green door in Køge, a medieval town in DenmarkOur route marked on a Google map of Zealand in Denmark. Our route marked on a Google map of Zealand in DenmarkdGMapMore about our trip to Denmark & Sweden in 2018.

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