One thing I know for certain in this life is that the more I travel, the more aware I am that I actually know very little. I was reminded of this again when we were visiting Copenhagen last summer.
During our visit to Rosenborg Castle, I was embarrassed by my lack of knowledge about this country’s history, but this storybook castle delivered all the over-the-top opulence one would expect from a monarchy.
It was built in the early 1600s as a summer country home for King Christian IV – the longest reigning Danish monarch – however Rosenborg Castle is now state property, and has been open to the public since the mid-1800s.
In addition to all its visually stunning artwork and furnishings, there were a number of very interesting doors. Each one was quite intriguing, and my photos don’t do them any justice at all.
This double door captured my attention for its golden-red colour – like simulated fire – and the faded designs of what appear to be hunting scenes in the panels.
I assumed it was the style of the time, for all the doors had the same interesting hardware with the centre door-pull.
The simplicity of this heavy turquoise door looked amazing against the busy artistry of the room behind it.
I loved this arched shutter-style door. In addition to the same handle-pulls that the other doors had, I really liked the rounded door hinges where it fastened to the wall.
I enjoy a good trompe l’oeil and this fireplace delivered one with a painting of a entranceway leading into a garden … an unusual *door* in an unusual place.
The magnificent hardware in front of the fireplace wasn’t hard to look at either.
… and finally, what would a castle be without a throne room?
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