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"The Marble Church"

© Kira Bodensted

Copenhagen, Denmark

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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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