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Christiansborg Palace, My Home

This past weekend, we went to Christiansborg Palace, which is actually my winter home in Denmark. (Surprise, I’m Danish royalty!) Okay, maybe that’s a stretch, but I am still on my search for a Danish prince.

 

 

 

 

 

Although no one of status lives in the palace at the moment, it is still a very active part of Danish culture. Situated right in the heart of Old Copenhagen (a six minute walk from my house), it is now home to Parliament, the Supreme Court, and the Prime Minister’s office!

Much interesting history surrounds Christiansborg Palace. Its earliest version was a small castle built by Bishop Absalon, and those ruins can still be toured underneath the current castle!

The ruins underneath the current castle

creepy well that’s still full of water

“I threw a wish in a well, don’t ask me I’ll never tell”

Not a flattering picture of me, but you can see that with little scrunching, I fit in this giant brick alcove.

Back in the day, not everyone was a fan of the castle, though:

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the creepy old ruins, it was off to the palace itself! We had to put on blue slipper foot covers, so as not to scuff the floors or dirty the royal carpets.

Ruby slippers! (not exactly)

mirror pic

The first thing we encountered–a gorgeous staircase! I felt like a princess walking up (and down) it and taking pictures with Casey and Caroline.

There were many beautifully decorated rooms with chandeliers, red velvet wallpaper, ornate golden door frames, giant couches, and classic art pieces. Everything looked regal. Casey used her high-power camera to take some photos to capture the atmosphere, and she caught me in one as well!

Royal Library, with the elevator to the second story of shelves

The Queen’s Tapestries

the ceiling in the tapestry room

and me attempting to experience the ceiling.

ornate decorations, especially on door frames

the walls (velvet) & ceiling

The Throne Room! This is where the queen meets guests!

The take home message: I am a princess, and one day I will live in a castle just like this one, but better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About bribogue

I'm a girl on the move! finding myself in Copenhagen this semester...following my heart to harmony and happiness.

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