Photographer's Note

Amalienborg Castle
"Amalienborg, the royal couple's winter residence, is a major architectural work and probably the most outstanding piece of Rococo architecture in Denmark. Amalienborg comprises four externally uniform (but internally different) palaces encircling an octagonal courtyard, in the middle of which has been erected an equestrian statue of Frederik V – the founder of the Amalienborg Palace complex and the Frederiksstad.

Amalienborg was originally conceived as town mansions for families of the nobility at the beginning of the 1750s. In 1794, after the fire at Christiansborg Castle, the mansions came into the possession of the Royal Family. They were built on land formerly occupied by the Sophie Amalienborg Palace that had burnt down.

Today, the public can visit two of Amalienborg's palaces (mansions): Christian VIII's Palace, which has been partly turned into a museum of the Glücksburg dynasty; and Christian VII's Palace, which is used by the Queen to receive and entertain guests, but which is occasionally open for guided tours or special exhibitions."

The picture
This shot was taken from the upper deck on M/V "Crown of Scandinavia".

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