Today I visited Helsingoer – The nearest city in Denmark to Sweden. Only a stone throw away (if you throw long enough). In Helsingoer are Kronborg Castle located.
Taking this photo while I was waiting on a important phone call.
PLEASE VIEW IN LARGE
Kronborg Slot (Kronborg Castle)
The castle’s story dates back to a fortress, Krogen, built in the 1420s by the Danish king, Eric of Pomerania. The king insisted on the payment of sound dues by all ships wishing to enter or leave the Baltic Sea; to help enforce his demands, he built a powerful fortress controlling the sound. It then consisted of a number of buildings inside a surrounding wall.
Kronborg acquired its current name in 1585 when it was rebuilt by Frederick II into a magnificent Renaissance castle, unique in its appearance and size throughout Europe.
Kronborg is known by many also as “Elsinore,” the setting of William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Hamlet was performed in the castle for the first time to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, with a cast consisting of soldiers from the castle garrison. The stage was in the telegraph tower in the southwest corner of the castle. The play has since been performed several times in the courtyard and at various locations on the fortifications. Later performers to play Hamlet at the castle included Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Christopher Plummer, Derek Jacobi, and in 2009 Jude Law.
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Canon EF 70 -300mm IS USM
S 1/125 sek
Focal length 70 mm
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