Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Lion

At St Thomas's Square at the end of Frederiksberg Allé are two monuments to commemorate the foundation of the city of Frederiksberg. On all four sides of the monuments are these great copper lions. Frederiksberg is a municipality that is surrounded by the municipality of Copenhagen. It's the smallest municipality areawise in Denmark and has a total population of 95.000. It started out as a farming town in June 2, 1651 when King Frederik III gave 20 Danish-Dutch families the right to settle here. When a Royal Palace was build on top of Valby Hill the town started to grow as a merchant town, and now you'll have to look in futile for any farms in this area. It's considered a upper class area, especially among its inhabitants.