Søndermark Cemetery is a cemetery in the Frederiksberg district of Copenhagen, located on Roskildevej, opposite Solbjerg Park Cemetery. It is the youngest of the three cemeteries in Frederiksberg Municipality; the cemetery was designed by the landscape architect Gudmund Nyeland Brandt. A competition for a combined crematorium and chapel was held in 1926 and won by Edvard Thomsen and Frits Schlegel; the complex, which in part differs from their winning proposal, was built from 1927 to 1930, is one of the earliest examples of Modernism in religious architecture in Denmark. The facade front is decorated with a large relief designed by Einar Utzon-Frank; the Birkelunden area was inaugurated in 1963. To the north the cemetery is bound by a brick wall along Roskildevej. A gate opens into an avenue. Apart from the Birkelunden area, the layout is traditional and vegetation is kept low. Ove Abildgaard Ebba Amfeldt Tove Bang Aage Bendixen Jytte Breuning Christel Gösta Schwarck Benjamin Christensen John Christmas Møller Jørgen Clevin Lilian Ellis Christian Flagstad Erik Frederiksen William Fridericia Flemming Geill Astrid Henning-Jensen Bjarne Henning-Jensen Inge Hvid-Møller Else Hvidhøj Otto Hænning Kjeld Ingrisch Ingeborg Irminger Valdemar Irminger Ellen Jansø Kai Julian Preben Kaas Ole Kiilerich Gunnar Lauring Mogens Lind Otto Lington Lone Luther Lis Løwert Johannes Marott Ole Monty Henning Møller Svend-Erik Nørregaard Knud Pheiffer Børge Roger-Henrichsen Jørgen Roos Karl Roos Noemi Roos Franz Šedivý Bodil Steen Karl Stegger Inger Stender Elga Olga Svendsen Knud Vad Thomsen Valdemar Vester Bjørn Watt Boolsen Arne Weel Henning Wellejus Bent Werther Hanne Winther-Jørgensen Inge Østergaard Gwili Andre Parks and open spaces in Copenhagen
Robert Storm Petersen
Robert Storm Petersen was a Danish cartoonist, animator, illustrator and humorist. He is known exclusively by his pen name Storm P, he was the son of a butcher and grew up in Copenhagen in a lower middle class/worker's milieu whose jargon is felt in much of his writings. After interrupted studies at the Academy of Art, he worked as a free-lance painter and cabaret entertainer. During World War I he was a well-known artist, from about 1920 onward he was a national "institution" as a humorist because of his versatile interests, he was for many years connected to the Copenhagen newspaper "Berlingske Tidende" as a comic writer and cartoonist. As a humorist, Storm P. is related to British and American humour, with a strong touch of craziness and absurdity. However, he is less marked by total nonsense than, for instance, Lewis Carroll, his starting point is a plain Copenhagen jargon, combined with a Danish down-to-earth homespun philosophy and all kinds of cosy fun and comedy. Though loved by most of his countrymen, Storm P. has been criticised for being too toothless and petit bourgeois.
In spite of his social background and interest of poor milieus, he seldom shows deeper social criticism or revolutionary opinions. On the other hand he was no staunch giggler. Though not a revolutionary, he has indeed painted the victims of social injustice and misery with a strong touch of compassion. Melancholy and fear are not unknown to him. 1977 a "Storm P. Museum" was opened. In 1982 he was featured on a Danish stamp. Petersen left 100 paintings of varied quality, his drawings are often illustrated jokes, or series of a theme besides artist sketches. Among his favourite themes are the vagabonds – who are portrayed as grotesquely dressed-up petty philosophers – and the circus milieu that he regarded with much warmth, he is best known for his Storm P. machines, comic drawings of machines that perform simple tasks through an unnecessarily complex and humorous series of actions. Other cartoonists who are known for similar machine drawings are Heath Robinson. Besides that, he illustrated many books written by congenial authors – Mark Twain, Jerome K. Jerome and G. K. Chesterton, among others.
As a painter he is influenced by names like Edvard Munch and Toulouse-Lautrec, but with an independent naivist touch. On, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky seem to have been an inspiration in spite of his outspoken ridiculing of modern art. Among his many themes are extérieurs from Paris, from prostitution milieus and nature scenes. La Morgue and Kultur are two of his most well known paintings; as an author he wrote many short stories and tales parodies on detective stories or melodramas, small cozy snap-shots from the Copenhagen lower middle class milieu and surrealistic tales or "monologues" put into the mouth of bums, etc. Special kinds of tales were the monologues put into the mouth of his own dog, in which he let the dog reflect on life and daily life, sometimes with a light touch of sadness and pity within the humour. Storm P. is well known in Denmark as the author of a number of comics: De tre små mænd og nummermanden 1913–1923 is a play with situations: three little men making mad pranks leading to success or failure, all accompanied by an smaller man who delivers the numbers of the strip.
En underlig Mand from the 1930s was an absurd strip cartoon about a man who reacts illogically and solves problems in an unexpected way. Peter og Ping, 1922–1949 was his greatest success, a comic strip about a small citizen and his friend Ping, a speaking penguin, their experiences in Copenhagen, spiced by Ping's absurd expressions and jokes, were popular and led to the foundation of a Ping Club for children. It caused some international attention and was sold to Great Britain. Dagens flue that started in 1939 were drawings illustrating humorous philosophical jokes which contained a deeper meaning. Storm P. was an occasional freelance actor and performed in several early Danish silent movies. He acted in stage comedies to supplement his income. In 1920 Petersen created, he designed scenery for ballets and plays. "Life is a circus: you go in, run around, bow again and leave." "– What is your opinion of the world situation? – Nothing, something got in my eye." "There is something fishy about art that needs to be explained."
"We human beings are strange creatures – we have to go underground because we have invented the aeroplane." "Statistics is much like a streetlight. Not enlightening, but nice for supporting you" "I'd like to buy a return ticket, please" – "to where?" – "here!" "It is difficult to make predictions about the future,". Henry Chafetz: Robert Storm Petersen Home page of the Storm P. Museum at Frederiksberg Robert Storm Petersen on IMDb
Bakkehuset is a historic house museum on Rahbeks Allé in the Frederiksberg district of Copenhagen, Denmark. Dating from the 1520s, it has served a number of functions over the years, including as a farmhouse, private home, psychiatric hospital and orphanage, it is associated with the Danish Golden Age when it was owned by Knud Lyne Rahbek and his wife, Kamma Rahbek, used it as a venue for her salons. Bakkehuset can be traced back to the 1520s. Strategically located on the main road from Copenhagen to Roskilde, it long served as an inn; when Claus Wendorff died in 1649, his widow unsuccessfully tried to get an extension of the license to operate the inn. A new owner, captain Claus Wendorff, obtained a new license in 1755. Former prime minister Count Johan Ludvig Holstein acquired the property in 1756; the land was conviently situated close to Frederiksberg Palace and his intention was to build a new country house at the site but the plans had still now been carried out when he died in 1763. Instead the property was taken over by his building master, Johan Christian Conradi, who completed his refurbishment of the property which still served as an inn the year after.
When Conradi went bankrupt in 1777 the estate once again changed owners. Knud Lyne Rahbek was a permanent guest from 1787 until 1802 when he acquired the property and made it his private home. After the Rahbek's took over Bakkehuset, it became a popular social venue for the city's literary and intellectual establishment. Among the many regular visitors were Adam Oehlenschläger, married to Kamma's sister Christina, Anders Sandøe Ørsted, married to Oehlenschläger's sister Sofie, Hans Christian Andersen, Jens Baggesen, Jens Collin, Rahbek's fellow director at the Royal Theatre—Poul Martin Møller, Bishop Mynster and Bernhard Severin Ingemann; the maintenance of a busy social life was expensive and neither Rahbek, nor Kamma had much means to make do with. They rented out rooms to supplement their incomes, Kamma managed to make the most out of their meagre means; the house has served as a summer residence for people such as Johan Ludvig Heiberg, Johanne Luise Heiberg and N. F. S. Grundtvig; the Bakkehuset estate included 3.5 hectares of land.
Kamma enthustically scientifically, established a garden with a small pond, lawns and many rare plants on the premises. It was one of the first private English style gardens to be laid out in Denmark. One of the three wings was allowed to fall into despair and was demolished. For a while the building was used as a psychiatric hospital before it moved to Ebberødgård outside Birkerød; the museum at Bakkehuset opened in 1925. The museum consists of a series of memorial rooms dedicated to some of the notabilities who have lived in the building over the years; the building is located next to the Carlsberg area, the former industrial site of the Carlsberg Breweries, now under redevelopment into a new dense district in Copenhagen. A small park will be located next to the museum. Store Godthåb Official website
Rosenørns Allé is a street located on the border between Frederiksberg and Nørrebro, on the west side of The Lakes, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The street branches from the south side of the busy throughfare Kampmannsgade-Åboulevard at the west end of the embankment which separates St. Jørgen's Lake from Peblinge Lake, runs west to Julius Thomsens Plads and continues in a more northwesternly direction to Bülowsvej where it turns into Rolighedsvej and Godthåbsvej before reaching Bellahøj in Brønshøj. Rosenørns Allé is associated with the Radio House and its name was used as a metronym for DR's radio broadcasting operations prior to the inauguration of DR Byen in 2009. Julius Thomsens Plads, across the street from the Radio House, is a public space surrounded by the multi-purpose- venue Forum Copenhagen, several large, educational institutions and St. Mark's Church, it is the site of the Forum metro station. Rosenørns Allé is built on land that used to belong to Ladegården a farm under Copenhagen Castle built by Christian IV in the 1620s.
When Copenhagen's second central station was located at Axeltorv, the westbound trains crossed The Lakes on the embankment where Gyldenløvevej runs today and followed what is now Rosenørns Allé to present-day Julius Thomsens Plads where it split into a northbound and a westbound line. The western part of the avenue was established in about 1905 at the private initiative of Aktieselskabet Futurum and continued 125 meter east from H. C. Ørsteds Vej. It was called Vinkelvek; the avenue was extended to Gyldenløvesgade by Copenhagen Municipality in 1927-28 and its name was changed to Rosenørns Allé after Ernst Emil Rosenørn. The triangular area between Åboulevard, Rosenørns Allé and the new street Julius Thomsens Gade had been transferred from Frederiksberg to Copenhagen municipality when Ladegården's old main building was demolished in 1924; the Functionalist apartment building Trekanten on the rounded corner of Rosenørns Allé with Åboulevard was designed by Kay Fisker. In collaboration with C. F. Møller, The insurance company Andels-Anstalten Tryg's former headquarters is from 1927 and was designed by Arthur Wittmaack.
Arbejdernes Foreningsbygning is from 1924. It now houses the Danish branch of Save the Children. Kvindelig Arbejderforbund had a building in the street, it was built in 1940 to design by Edvard Heiberg who had designed their building on Godthåbsvej. The building on the corner of Bülowsvej and Rosenørns Allé is from 1906 and was designed by Axel Preisler in collaboration with Povl Baumann. Julius Thomsens Plads takes its name after the chemist Julius Thomsen. Forum Copenhagen occupies the west side of the square. On the east side is Købmandsskolen from 1927, built in 1927 to design by Jesper Tvede, it now houses Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College's upper secondary school Handelsgymnasiet JTP and the IT Department are based on the east side. St. Mark's Church acts as a point de vue at the southern end of the square
White Houses, Frederiksberg
The White Houses in the Frederiksberg district of Copenhagen, are a building society development built for workers at Frederiksberg Gasworks. It is located near Frederiksberg Gardens; the first gasworks in Frederiksberg opened in 1860 and was located at H. C. Ørsteds Vej. When the installation of gas in private homes became common in the 1890s, it was decided to build a new plant at Flintholm, which opened in 1895, it was located in rural surroundings a few kilometres outside town and with no public transport available, it prompted a wish for new residences for its workers, located closer to their new workplace. Frederiksberg Gasworks Workers' Building Society was founded in 1898 after an act adopted earlier that year provided for state loans for the construction of workers housing; the building society acquired a 4.5 hectare site at Peter Bangs Vej, just under one kilometre from Frederiksberg Gasworks. The architects Gotfred Tvede and Olaf Schmidth were charged with the design of the houses which were built in 1788 and 1900.
The development contained 194 dwellings as well as a building with retail space. Frederiksberg Workers' Building Society was dissolved in 1922 when the apartments were converted into private ownership; the development consists of seven detached houses. The design is based on a cubic volume where the length and height of roof ridge all measure 8.46 m. The semi-detached houses consist of two cubes put together. Gotfred Tvede and Olaf Schmidth created seven different designs for variation; the buildings are designed in a Neo-Baroque style locally known as palæstil, inspired by 18th-century Rococo mansions, popular in Denmark at the time. Common features are white-dressed facades, Mansard roofs with red tiles, gable dormers and small paned windows; the house owners are now organized in Vejlauget FAB. The houses are located on Peter Bangs Vej, Kronprinsensvej, Folkets Allé, Frihedsvej and Broderskabsvej. Ida Auken, politician Eberts Villaby Lyset Official website Interactive map of the development Original renderings
Denmark the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, is bordered to the south by Germany; the Kingdom of Denmark comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand and the North Jutlandic Island; the islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2, land area of 42,394 km2, the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2, a population of 5.8 million. The unified kingdom of Denmark emerged in the 10th century as a proficient seafaring nation in the struggle for control of the Baltic Sea. Denmark and Norway were ruled together under one sovereign ruler in the Kalmar Union, established in 1397 and ending with Swedish secession in 1523.
The areas of Denmark and Norway remained under the same monarch until Denmark -- Norway. Beginning in the 17th century, there were several devastating wars with the Swedish Empire, ending with large cessions of territory to Sweden. After the Napoleonic Wars, Norway was ceded to Sweden, while Denmark kept the Faroe Islands and Iceland. In the 19th century there was a surge of nationalist movements, which were defeated in the 1864 Second Schleswig War. Denmark remained neutral during World War I. In April 1940, a German invasion saw brief military skirmishes while the Danish resistance movement was active from 1943 until the German surrender in May 1945. An industrialised exporter of agricultural produce in the second half of the 19th century, Denmark introduced social and labour-market reforms in the early 20th century that created the basis for the present welfare state model with a developed mixed economy; the Constitution of Denmark was signed on 5 June 1849, ending the absolute monarchy, which had begun in 1660.
It establishes a constitutional monarchy organised as a parliamentary democracy. The government and national parliament are seated in Copenhagen, the nation's capital, largest city, main commercial centre. Denmark exercises hegemonic influence in the Danish Realm, devolving powers to handle internal affairs. Home rule was established in the Faroe Islands in 1948. Denmark negotiated certain opt-outs, it is among the founding members of NATO, the Nordic Council, the OECD, OSCE, the United Nations. Denmark is considered to be one of the most economically and developed countries in the world. Danes enjoy a high standard of living and the country ranks in some metrics of national performance, including education, health care, protection of civil liberties, democratic governance and human development; the country ranks as having the world's highest social mobility, a high level of income equality, is among the countries with the lowest perceived levels of corruption in the world, the eleventh-most developed in the world, has one of the world's highest per capita incomes, one of the world's highest personal income tax rates.
The etymology of the word Denmark, the relationship between Danes and Denmark and the unifying of Denmark as one kingdom, is a subject which attracts debate. This is centered on the prefix "Dan" and whether it refers to the Dani or a historical person Dan and the exact meaning of the -"mark" ending. Most handbooks derive the first part of the word, the name of the people, from a word meaning "flat land", related to German Tenne "threshing floor", English den "cave"; the -mark is believed to mean woodland or borderland, with probable references to the border forests in south Schleswig. The first recorded use of the word Danmark within Denmark itself is found on the two Jelling stones, which are runestones believed to have been erected by Gorm the Old and Harald Bluetooth; the larger stone of the two is popularly cited as Denmark's "baptismal certificate", though both use the word "Denmark", in the form of accusative ᛏᛅᚾᛘᛅᚢᚱᚴ tanmaurk on the large stone, genitive ᛏᛅᚾᛘᛅᚱᚴᛅᚱ "tanmarkar" on the small stone.
The inhabitants of Denmark are there called "Danes", in the accusative. The earliest archaeological findings in Denmark date back to the Eem interglacial period from 130,000–110,000 BC. Denmark has been inhabited since around 12,500 BC and agriculture has been evident since 3900 BC; the Nordic Bronze Age in Denmark was marked by burial mounds, which left an abundance of findings including lurs and the Sun Chariot. During the Pre-Roman Iron Age, native groups began migrating south, the first tribal Danes came to the country between the Pre-Roman and the Germanic Iron Age, in the Roman Iron Age; the Roman provinces maintained trade routes and relations with native tribes in Denmark, Roman coins have been found in Denmark. Evidence of strong Celtic cultural influence dates from this period in Denmark and much of North-West Europe and is among other things reflected in the finding of the Gundestrup cauldron; the tribal Danes came from the east Danish islands and Scania and spoke an early form of North Germanic.
Historians believe that before their arrival, most of Jutland and the nearest islands were settled by tribal J
Frederiksberg Kommunale Funktionærers Boligforening
Frederiksberg Kommunale Funktionærers Boligforening known as Frederiksberg Haveby or Ved Grænsen, is an area of building society houses located off Finsensvej in Frederiksberg Municipality, Denmark, on the border with Vanløse. Frederiksberg Kommunale Funktionærers Boligforening was founded on 28 May 1913 by employees of Frederiksberg Municipality. Construction began in 1915 and was completed in 1919. On its completion the development contained a total of 220 residences: 36 double houses with four apartments in each, one triple house with six apartments and 35 single family detached homes; the area now contains 110 homes. The architecture is influenced by the Bedre Byggeskik, a Danish version of the Arts and Crafts movement. Frederiksberg Kommunale Funktionærers Boligforening