I was early for an appointment in the area and for a while I was observing them – these two well dressed Chinese gentlemen. They have come across the world to see our Wonderful Copenhagen and here they are at the Queens residence – Amalienborg Palace – and what are they photographing? each other! Not the buildings, the statue or the Royal Life Guards – No they took turns photographing each other.

A little trivia about Amalienborg:
Amalienborg is the winter home of the Danish royal family, and is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It consists of four identical classicizing palace façades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard; in the centre of the square is a monumental equestrian statue of Amalienborg’s founder, King Frederick V.
Amalienborg was originally built for four noble families; however, when Christiansborg Palace burnt down on 26 February 1794, the royal family bought the palaces and moved in. Over the years various kings and their families have resided in the four different palaces.
Source: Wikipedia
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  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 1 year ago

    This is so funny, Kira. Being in this amazing city, and only being aware of themselves! Hopefully they got some other shots besides themselves. Copenhagen looks absolutely beautiful. I will be there one day to see it all, and will call you to meet me for coffee.

  • Isn’t it just. I couldn’t get over it. lol
    Copenhagen is special because it’s so old, I am particularly fond of the old part.
    We have skyscrapers, but you would not find them impressing. lol
    Mail me to tell when you arrive ☺

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisabout 1 year ago

    Lol-well hopefully they looked at that beautiful palace in more detail after they got done taking photos of each other. Loved reading your description about the palace…..

  • Thank you very much Renate – yes maybe they did ✿‿✿

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  • hans p olsen
    hans p olsenabout 1 year ago

    The picture really typifies what Amalienborg is today – a tourist attraction, just like Buckingham. It could be sold to the neo nobles(industrialists), and the royal family could reside at Fredensborg. Now that’s a royal palace. The Queen already has audience rooms at Christiansborg. I’ll get off my soapbox now.
    Wonderful capture Kira. Always looking forward to your contributions.

  • Thank you very much for stopping by Hans I appreciate you kind words.
    I totally agree so don’t worry about the soapbox. ✿‿✿

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Laurie Minor
    Laurie Minorabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful crisp capture, Kira!! The photographer in the photo must have a wide angle lens to include his friend and the Palace! Love the subject matter & the architecture & brick road are beautiful!

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