Posted by: danielfee | August 31, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 8-31-2012

City Hall (Rådhus) – Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Copenhagen City Hall (Rådhus) is the headquarters of the municipal government and Lord Mayor. The building was inspired by the City Hall in Siena, Italy. The current building was inaugurated in 1905. It is dominated by its richly ornamented front, the gilded statue of city founder Bishop Absalon  located just above the balcony, and the tall slim clock tower at 346 feet makes it one of the tallest buildings in the generally low city of Copenhagen. There is a polar bear climbing on the roof top that symbolizes the Danish protectorate of Greenland. Also housed in the building are the national archives dating back to 1275, which are popular with the Danes researching their family roots. 

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  1. A city I’ve always wanted to visit, but haven’t made it there yet. Love the polar bear on the roof. He may soon be one of the few left!


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