"The Marble Church" by © Kira Bodensted

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in “Cityscapes and City Skylines”- Dec. 27th 2009
in “Maximum Exposure” – Dec. 30th 2009
in “Textures Unlimited” – Apr 19th 2011
in “Quality Textures, HDR & Photo Manipulation” Apr 27th 2011 and
in "City Life is the Only Life – May 5th 2011

Frederik’s Church (Danish: Frederiks Kirke), popularly known as The Marble Church (Danish: Marmorkirken) is a church in Copenhagen.
The church was designed by the architect Nicolai Eigtved in 1740 and was along with the rest of Frederiksstaden, a district of Copenhagen, intended to commemorate the 300 years jubilee of the first coronation of a member of the House of Oldenburg.
Frederik’s Church has the largest church dome in Scandinavia with a span of 31m. The dome rests on 12 columns. The inspiration was probably St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
The foundation stone was set by king Frederick V on October 31, 1749, but the construction was slowed by budget cuts and the death of Eigtved in 1754 and in 1770 the original plans for the church were discarded by Johann Friedrich Struensee. The church was left incomplete and, in spite of several initiatives to complete it, stood as a ruin for nearly 150 years.
The present version of the church was designed by Ferdinand Meldahl and financed by Carl Frederik Tietgen. It was opened August 19, 1894.
Above the columns is inscribed: HERRENS ORD BLIVER EVINDELIG (Danish for “the word of the Lord endureth for ever.” – 1 Peter 1:25, KJV).

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  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...about 5 years ago

    Stunning, well done

  • Thanks a lot Warren .o)

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Steve Silverman
    Steve Silvermanabout 5 years ago

    Great treatment, Kira, an instand fav.

  • I appreciate the fav and your kind comment Steve – thank you :o)

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 5 years ago


  • Thank you dear Lorilee – also for the fav – so kind of you :o))

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful Kira.

    David xx

  • Thank you David :o)

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderabout 5 years ago

    Nice info Kira, And nicely edited too my friend, Well done on this one.

  • Thank you for the fav and your kind words Ric – additional info:
    Right beside this magnificent building a Metro station will be built – starting soon after NY I expect. Experts estimate danger of collapse – but that is disregarded – after all what can be more important than another Metro station?

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Ninit K
    Ninit Kabout 5 years ago

  • WOW – that is a SENSATIONAL banner.
    Thank you so much for the feature – I’m over the Moon :o)))))))

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Carol2
    Carol2about 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture and treatment!!

  • Thank you very much Carol :o)

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyabout 5 years ago

    Exquisite work including the description!

  • Thank you so much Betty – it’s such a gorgeous church that I couldn’t do it justice in just one picture.

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • annie curry
    annie curryabout 5 years ago

    FANTASTIC Kira, love it!

  • Thank you Annie – much appreciated .o)

    – © Kira Bodensted

  • BrettStevenson
    BrettStevensonabout 5 years ago

    Excellent. Congratulations on the feature!

  • Thank you very much Brett :o)

    – © Kira Bodensted

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