Built in the 1600s, the Kastellet in Copenhagen is one of the best preserved star fortresses in Northern Europe. Over the years it helped Denmark deal with invaders from England and Germany, but today it is primarily a pubic park and historic site. A few military activities take place at the Kastellet, but all I […]
The world famous Little Mermaid statue was sculpted by Danish artist Edvard Eriksen. While she’s been in this spot in Langelinje Harbor for more than 100 years, she’s had some ups and downs including losing her head three times, being covered in paint multiple times, and being blown off of her rock in 2004. Despite her […]
As I walked along the water toward the Little Mermaid statue in Langelinje Harbor, I came across St. Alban’s Anglican Church. As pretty as it was up close from the front, it was every bit as striking from a bit of a distance and from the other side after leaving the star-shaped fortress of Kastellet. St. […]
As a gift to the city of Copenhagen and its visitors this summer, a collection of Steinunn Thorarinsdottir’s statues have been placed around the city. Appearing in a variety of places, from Terminal 3 at the Copenhagen Airport to green parks, her collection references spirituality, introspection, and physicality.