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. The aisles ran down the centre embedded with worn-out tombstones. The main alter was an elaborate gilded structure. The pews had heavily carved cherubs on the sides. The gigantic organ looked newer but I suppose it was also moderately ancient. My favourites were the odds and ends placed along the sides of the church, such as this tombstone of a medieval woman. This brass plaque.Or this one of carved wooden cherubs with a gilded heart in the centre. The collection boxes were also interesting……as were these ancient cupboards. We were wandering around the many half-timbered buildings when my attention was drawn to this perfect little coffee spot. It looked so tempting I had to run and catch up with Al, and then drag him back and force him to take a break. It was worth it. The interior was even more charming than the exterior. From there it was another wander, again through the old buildings, the oldest of which dates back to 1527.
Orange. Really orange. Yellow walls with red shutters. Deep yellow.A rusty plaque embedded in a yellow wall. Half-timbered brick building accented by a black door.A different brick building, a different black door.Close-up of a statue of a squirrel(?)-headed human standing next to a public water spout.I love the way the walls wow in and out. Another wobbly half-timbered building in yellow.The 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. I close off our tour of Køge with a final shot of a ubiquitous Danish bicycle resting against the half-timbered Georg Jensen building. Our route marked on a Google map of Zealand in Denmark. More about our trip to Denmark & Sweden in 2018.
what rich history – the doors, windows, and so much more – with touches of today (like the ending bike)
coming from Vancouver, where the oldest building in the city is a small store that dates to 1865, anything older than that is totally fascinating!
Wow – that is definitely being familiar with older structures
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Cool post, even for us Danes. If you’d like to try something even better along the same lines, then next time you’re in Denmark, you’d better visit the town where I grew up – Møgeltønder – it’s in the southernmost of Jutland, about 6 km from the border to Germany. There’s even a real castle/chateau (complete with a moot and all) there, and the church is actually way prettier inside (enough to have had a royal wedding back in 1995).
Best regards from Denmark.
Interesting – I’ll definitely be back to Denmark and will check out Møgeltønder when I’m there…
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