Friday, March 28, 2014

DENMARK - Kronborg Castle

"Located on a strategically important site commanding the Sund, the stretch of water between Denmark and Sweden, the Royal castle of Kronborg at Helsingør (Elsinore) is of immense symbolic value to the Danish people and played a key role in the history of northern Europe in the 16th-18th centuries. Work began on the construction of this outstanding Renaissance castle in 1574, and its defences were reinforced according to the canons of the period's military architecture in the late 17th century. It has remained intact to the present day. It is world-renowned as Elsinore, the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet." -

Postcard 1: Aerial View

Great aerial view of the Kronborg Castle.
Thank you so much, Per!

Postcard 2: The Castle, up-close

"The Kronborg Castle has a very strategic location and the kings used to collect taxes from the ships sailing into the Baltic Sea. If the ships refuse to pay the taxes, the canons were loaded and ready to shoot", shares Rebekka.
Thank you so much Rebekka for sharing with me this wonderful card! =)

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