Monday, March 23, 2009

Patriarch


Around Frederik's Church (also called The Marble Church) in Copenhagen's Frederiksstad stands ca. 20 statues of Church Fathers and this is one of them. I'm not quite sure who it is but he strikes a strong and fearsome expression. This isn't a figure to mess with! This Church is one of the largest dome churches in Europe only surpassed by St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul's in London and it took 145 years to complete. When finished in 1894 it was a worthy church for the area that also houses the royal residence Amalienborg Castle (its neighbor) and some of the most exclusive residences in Copenhagen City. Many tourists think that this is a cathedral but it isn't. It's merely a parish church for the area albeit a grand one.