Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Frederiksborg Slot/Castle

Frederiksborg Slot is amazing. (we are learning lots of different words in Danish). Slot is Castle, Goddag - hello (almost G'day), Farvel - goodbye, Tak - thanks.

After the Viking Ship Museum we headed north east to Hillerod to this castle. The gardens of the castle were amazing. The work that goes into these hedges is amazing....not one rogue branch pops out anywhere! Can you spot the crown in the design below?

Christian the fourth's Castle was built in the beginning of the 17th century. The king loved this deeply castle and used it as his residence and he often used it as a residence.

In 1859 a fire destroyed part of the castle. The royal family at the time could not afford the repairs, so sold the castle to the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries J.C. Jacobsen. He restored the castle and then offered to use the castle to house the Museum of National History.

The autumn leaves in the garden were stunning, and lots of great landscape photos to take.

Quite a 'reflective' place....

With Phil's Jetlag setting in, and the evening fast approaching, we finished strolling around the gardens and headed for the car to drive to our overnight destination in Copenhagen. It took us ages to get out of the car-park, as there was some slow old goose going right down the middle...

OK, we know its a swan!! (but it doesnt sound the same, does it!)

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