Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Horse and the Lion

This statue is an old one; it was modeled in 1617 and cast in bronze in 1624 by Peter Husen. Until 1647 it was in Glückstadt and it was then placed in the King's Garden between the two ring rider columns. It's almost an exact copy of an antique statue from Capitolium in Rome.

The King's Garden is a really nice place if you like crowds. Especially in the summertime it's a place for people to relax, get some sun, have a picnic or just enjoy a good book. A playground, a little café and a rose garden give some variety. Here is also Rosenborg Castle which is a pleasure palace build by the King Christian IV, Copenhagens great builder. Nowadays it's mainly a place to keep the crown jewels.