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Edinburgh –The Heart of Scotland


Edinburgh -A short walk through history Edinburgh was bound to come on this blog, we travel there all the time, since Alec, my boyfriend is from Scotland. Edinburgh –Dùn Èideann in gaelic, is the second largest city in Scotland (after Glawgow). There are about half a million living in this city, but unlike many other […]

The Manor House in Larvik

  «The High Residence of the Count» – The Manor House – was built by the recently appointed Count of Larvik, Ulrik Fredrik Gyldenløve, in the 1670s. The history of the Manor The Manor was built in the years 1674-1677. It’s an important example of Baroque architecture as well as adapting the traditional norwegian log […]

Frilandsmuseet in Lyngby

Frilandsmuseet in Lyngby is a part of The National Museum of Denmark. Lyngby is north of Copenhagen (10 minutes by car), and here you’ll find one of the oldest and largest open air museums in the world. The Museum contains over 50 farms, houses, smallholdings and mills from all over Denmark (and some Germany, the old […]

The Round Tower

The Rundetårn (English: Round Tower) is a 17th-century tower located in central Copenhagen, Denmark. One of the many architectural projects of Christian IV, it was built as an astronomical observatory. It is most noted for its equestrian staircase, a 7.5-turn helical corridor leading to the top, and for the expansive views it affords over Copenhagen. […]

Fredriksborg Palace -The Fairytale Castle in Denmark

Fredriksborg Palace  Fredriksborg Palace is a palace in Hillerød, Denmark. It was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV and is now a museum of national history. The current edifice replaced a previous castle erected by Frederick II and is the largest Renaissance palace in Scandinavia. The palace is located on three small […]

Roskilde Cathedral

Roskilde Cathedral (Danish: Roskilde Domkirke), in the city of Roskilde on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark, is a cathedral of the Lutheran Church of Denmark. The first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick, it encouraged the spread of the Brick Gothic style throughout Northern Europe. Constructed during the 12th and 13th […]

Church of Our Lady

Construction of the original Collegiate Church of St. Mary, began no later than 1187 under Bishop Absalon. The church was located on the highest point near the new town of Havn, later Copenhagen. Bishop Absalon (1128–1201) was Bishop of Roskilde(Zealand), Denmark’s capital of that era, and spent most of his life securing Denmark from foreign […]