Cathedral

On Thursday we checked out of our hotel and started heading home. Made a stop along the way, at the ancient cathedral where the kings and queens of Denmark are crowned.2013-08-08 11.51.37

Okay, first we stopped by this building in Copenhagen- the oldest working observatory in Europe.

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It was built by some king too lazy to walk up a flight of stairs, so the whole tower is basically just a road spiraling upwards, large enough for a horse-drawn carriage to drive up.

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At the top is a pretty good view of the city, this hundreds-of-years-old building still being one of the tallest in the district, as well as a big telescope, presumably hidden in this thing.

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Also accessible from the big spiral road: a modern art museum.

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I’m not sure what these are, but they make me vaguely uncomfortable.

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Anyhow, after that we went to the cathedral. And man, that is what I call a cathedral.

2013-08-08 14.51.45 2013-08-08 14.52.56 Over here was a bit of another cathedral that used to be here being excavated. One way or another, there has been a church on this spot for more than a thousand years.

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I have a lot of pictures of pipe organs now.

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There were a lot of crypts in this building. A lot.

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Also this big fancy gold thing with scenes from the bible up at the altar.

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I walked up like fourteen flights of stairs or something to get to the Cathedral Museum.

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It… was not worth the amount of effort I put in. Too many stairs.

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This cathedral had some intense doors, though.

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And some REALLY FANCY coffins.2013-08-08 15.32.56

It was tall.

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I kinda liked this one- a little garden with a headstone in it. Some king didn’t want to spend the rest of eternity indoors.

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So yeah, now I’ve been to a massive cathedral, built in a brick blend of Renaissance and Gothic styles. So that was cool.