Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Stock Exchange

The old stock exchange Børsen in Copenhagen is bursting with details. This shot is from above the main entrance and tells about its foundation in 1624 by King Christian IV. The most characteristic feature of it is the dragon spire, unlike any other spire in Copenhagen. Situated right next to Parliament in Christiansborg Palace it was still in use as a stock exchange until 1974. It's now owned by the Danish Chamber of Commerce and is used as a place for meetings and exhibitions.