Friday, November 25, 2011

Instantanee din Helsingor / Snapshots from Helsingor

I went to Helsingor to visit Hamlet's castle. There, in the North of Denmark, a strong wind blew from the Nordic Sea. On the other shore of the Oresund Strait, I saw, in the distance, the Swedish town Helsingborg. In these days I may cross the strait with one of the ferries but then, towards the end of the '90s, it was not possible without a Swedish visa which I had not.

The town looks like the other little towns I visited in Denmark. The spring flowers appeared from the snow. The church was the same style. The town was small and silent.


I went to visit the Kronborg Castle, built in 1429 for the King Eric of Pomerane, who named it Krogen. In 1580 the castle was enlarged and renamed Kronborg. But here the tourist may visit another palace, the Marienlyst Palace. This one was built in 1587 for the King Frederick II, as a hunting pavilion. During the years the palace and the garden had suffered different changes. Now it is a museum exposing paintings and silvery by local artists.

La Helsingor, in nordul Danemarcei, m-am dus sa vad mai indeaproape castelul lui Hamlet, cunoscut din tragedia shackespeariana drept Elsinore.

De cum am coborat din tren, m-a luat in primire vantul rece al Marii Nordului. Nu departe de castel este si portul, de unde un ferry tocmai urma sa plece spre Helsingborg, in Suedia. Distanta nu este mare, asa ca malul suedez se vede bine de pe plaja acoperita de alge. Acum as putea trece si eu lesne, cu cartea de identitate dar atunci nu se putea inca.
in zare, Helsingborg
M-am plimbat putin prin orasel: in curti, flori de primavara abia rasarite de sub zapada, aceeasi arhitectura gotica a bisericii. Helsingor seamana cu multe alte localitati mici vizitate in Danemarca.
Ceea ce il deosebeste este palatul, pentru care vin aici toti turistii. Acesta a fost construit in 1429 de catre regele Eric de Pomerania, care l-a numit Krogen. In 1580 palatul a fost extins si redenumit Kronborg.
 Palatul Kronborg
curtea interioara
Putini stiu insa ca in Helsingor mai exista un obiectiv interesant, Palatul Marienlyst. Acesta a fost construit in 1587 pentru regele Frederick al II-lea, ca pavilion de vanatoare.  In timp, palatul si parcul au trecut prin numeroase prefaceri. In prezent, adaposteste un muzeu care expune tablouri si argintarie ale unor mesteri locali.
de la fereastra Palatului Marienlyst

19 comments:

Randy said...

Marvelous post!

joo said...

I love these photos! Another place to visit soon:)
Have a nice weekend!

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Randy!

Traveling Hawk said...

Denmark is a nice and pleasant country, Joo!

cazaretur said...

Places full of history that are worth visiting.

Traveling Hawk said...

Bine ai venit pe blogul meu, cazaretur!

VP said...

I have only imagined these places, it is strange and interesting to see them in vintage photos...

Traveling Hawk said...

The towns in Northern countries have a characteristic architecture, which I like a lot. They are using mainly red bricks and their castles have very elaborated towers. VP, you may see some other posts, using the same type of photos, by clicking on the Northern countries in Labels. Just today I started to add English abstracts to my earlier posts (I started to write them only for the posts after November, 15, last year.)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

The last picture really show the majestic view of the place ...

rama said...

Wow!
The pictures speak for themselves. I have been reading your travelogue, and really liking it. It is like a virtual travel, you are really lucky visiting some of the most beautiful countries in the world.
What we get to see in some Travel channels you see in person.
Have a great weekend!

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Wong, for your kind comment.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, rama, for coming on the blog. You have yourself a very nice blog, which I visit from time to time.

Helma said...

Hallo Traveling Hawk,

ik denk dat ik dit log gemist heb, want ik had hem niet eerder gezien. Je foto's lijken wel ansichtkaarten, maar zijn wondermooi.

Groetjes, Helma

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Helma!

magda said...

With the great photos you came memories!
I went there summer, blowing too much, I had freeze ...
We went to the palace and made the boat around.
many kisses

magda said...

Forgot to tell you that when we went there was the new bridge, but passed to Sweden by boat. He was a near way, but with lots of waves!
Many kisses again:)

Traveling Hawk said...

I would also like to see that bridge, I know about it! Thanks for the comments, Magda!

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

The Kronberg Palace looks spectacular, such a great history too.

Traveling Hawk said...

It has also a nice position.