Jægersborg Water Tower
Jægersborg Water Tower is a former water tower located next to Jægersborg station in Jægersborg, Gentofte Municipality, Denmark. It has been converted into youth housing to design by Dorte Mandrup; the Jægersborg area experienced rapid growth in the 1960s. The increase in population and high location of the area caused periodically low water pressure, it was therefore decided to build a new water tower as a supplement to the water tower at Rævebakken in Vangede and built by the construction firm Rasmussen og Schiøttz. It was designed by the architect Edvard Thomsen; the building was topped out on 24 June 1954 and it was completed in 1955. The original plan was to build apartments on the lower floors but it was given up from fear that the water would cause noise pollution. An after-school activity centre opened in the ground floor in the 1980s; the water tower is topped by a three m tall, gilded weathervane. It is built in reinforced concrete; the red water tank at the top of the tower holds 2,000 cubic metres.
The upper floors were used for municipal archives. The five upper floors contain a total of 36 youth apartments. Jægersborg Water Tower at Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
Jens Juel (painter)
Jens Juel was a Danish painter known for his many portraits, of which the largest collection is on display at Frederiksborg Castle. He is regarded as the leading Danish portrait painting of the 18th century, he was born in the house of his mother's brother Johan Jørgensen, a school teacher in Balslev on the island of Funen. Jens Juel was the illegitimate son of Vilhelmine Elisabeth Juel, who served at Wedellsborg, a fine gentleman a Wedell or Lord Jens Juel; when Juel was one year old, his mother married Jørgen Jørgensen, a schoolmaster in Gamborg, not far from Balslev, he grew up in Gamborg. Juel showed an interest in painting from an early age, his parents sent him to be an apprentice of painter Johann Michael Gehrman in Hamburg, where he worked hard for five or six years and improved so much that he acquired a reputation as a painter of portraits, etc. During the time of his studies, he could live off painting landscapes and genre pictures. At just over twenty years old, he moved to Copenhagen to attend the Royal Danish Academy of Art.
In 1767 he was awarded its small gold medal and in 1771 the great gold medal, both for Biblical themes. In 1772 Juel left Copenhagen, moving to Rome where he stayed for four years together with other Danish artists, including Nicolai Abildgaard. From Rome, he moved to Paris, at the time a center of portrait painting. In 1777 he moved on to Geneva, where he stayed for two years at the home of his friend Charles Bonnet in the company of other Danish artists, including etcher Johann Friderich Clemens. In Geneva, Juel soon earned a reputation as an excellent artist, he painted many portraits. Through Bonnet, who had become an honorary member of the Danish Academy, his reputation reached Denmark. After a brief stay in Hamburg, where he met and painted a portrait of the poet Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, author of The Messiah, he returned to Copenhagen in 1780. Here he painted portraits for the royal house and the well-to-do, as well as landscapes and genre paintings and was designated as the court painter.
On 4 April 1782, he was unanimously elected to be a member of the Danish Academy by Mandelberg and Abildgaard. He continued in the position until his death. Juel is buried at Assistens Cemetery in Copenhagen. Art of Denmark KID Kunst Index Danmark Danish Biographical Encyclopedia
Ordrup Asyl Kong Christian IX's Asyl and now Kong Christian Den Ix og Dronning Louises Børnehave, is a daycare established in the 1860s in Ordrup to the north of Copenahgen, Denmark. Its Neo-Gothic building at Ordruphøjvej 7 is still in use as a dakindergarten. Ordrup Asyl was established at private initiative in 1860 by a group of prominent citizens led by the pastor at Gentofte Church; the institution provided day-time care for children of families where both families worked outside the home. The parents worked at local farms or country house In 1863, Mayor Sass donated his country house at Ordruphøjvej to the institution; the current building was constructed in 1898 to a Neo-Gothic design by municipal architect Andreas Theil. The construction cost, circa DKK 25,000, was donated by Jacob Moresco, one of the wealthiest citizens in Gentofte at the time and owner of nearby country house Adelaide; the building is still in use as a kindergarten. The institution is called Kong Christian Den Ix og Dronning Louises Børnehave.
Yje laundry room contains a commemoratyive plaque
Vangede is an affluent and wealthy upper class suburb 8 km north of central Copenhagen, Denmark. This area is made up of one and two family houses and two and three story apartment buildings; the first known references to the village is from 1346 when it is referred to as Wangwethæ. Munkegaard School was completed in 1953 to a design by Arne Jacobsen. Vangede Church is from 1974 and was designed by Johan Otto von Spreckelsen, who would also design the Grande Arche in Paris. Vangede Battery has been converted into a park. Vangede has two S-train-stations and dyssegård, both located on the Farum radial. Vangede is served by both the H trains while Dyssegård is only served by A trains; some would consider Dyssegård being located in Dyssegård and not in Vangede. The author Dan Turèll grew up in the neighbourhood and has portrayed it in his book Vangede billeder. Povl Erik Carstensen -comedian Dan Turèll
Bellevue Beach simply referred to as Bellevue, is a beach at Klampenborg on the northern outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark. With up to 500,000 visitors a year, it is one of the most popular beaches in the Copenhagen area, although it attracts somewhat fewer Copenhageners since the inauguration of the Amager Beach Park and the Copenhagen Harbour Baths in 2005. Bellevue is a 700-metre-long sandy beach with adjoining lawns; the characteristic blue-striped cartoonish, lifeguard towers and the geometric kiosks were designed by Danish architect and furniture designer Arne Jacobsen in 1932. In the 1930s, when the right to vacation became mandated, Denmark's coastline became the country's most popular holiday destination. Gentofte Municipality made plans to develop a piece of coastline north of Copenhagen into a seaside resort complex combining an existing park designed by the landscape architect C. Th. Sørensen with beach facilities catering to some 15,000 paying visitors a day. Three architects were invited to submit plans for a Bellevue beach complex.
The winner was the young architect Arne Jacobsen. Characteristic of his approach to architecture and design—he was preoccupied with the concept of Gesamtkunst—Jacobsen designed everything from bathing cabins, lifeguard towers and kiosks to tickets and uniforms for the staff; the complex included the Bellavista apartment buildings, a restaurant and the Bellevue Theatre, all of which still stand today in the immediate vicinity of the beach. The quest for recreation by the growing masses called for physical as well as social solutions and change. A political initiative provided the pre-requisites for creating a beach at Bellevue. In June 1932 the Bellevue beach was inaugurated by Danish Prime Minister Thorvald Stauning, it became the most popular summer resort in Copenhagen. A direct return tram ticket from the city to Bellevue, including the beach entrance fee, was at the affordable price of 30 øre. In the song Hot, the second track on their debut album Nik & Jay, Danish Hip-Hop/pop duo Nik & Jay describe a drive up the coast from Copenhagen and the amazing sunset from Bellevue.
However, situated on an east-facing coast, there is no sunset to be seen at that particular location
St. Andrew's Church, Gentofte Municipality
St. Andrew's Church is a Roman Catholic church in Ordrup, Gentofte Municipality, Denmark; the church was built at the initiative of Polly Berling, the widow after book printer and Berlingske Tidende-owner Carl Berling. She had converted to Catholicism in 1869; the couple lived at Ordrupshøj in Ordrup. After her husband's death in 1871, Polly Berling was able to dispose of the land and wealth and wanted to do something for her new faith, her original intension was to build an orphanage led by Sisters of St. Joseph on the estate but Father Hermann Grüder, Prefect of Denmark, convinced her that there was a greater need for a Jesuit boy's school; the architect Ludvig Knudsen was commissioned to design the building. Construction began in 1871 and it was consecrated on 25 May 1873, it was the third Roman Catholic church to be completed in Denmark since the Reformation. The church was until 1953 used by the Society of Jesus in Denmark. During her visits to Rome, Polly Berling had been fond of San Andrea delle Fratte and the new church and school was therefore named after St. Andrew.
The school was located in rural surroundings. It was open to non-Catholics but only had some 40 students; the number increased to over 200 after the surrounding fields were built over with single family detached homes in about 1900. The growth of the northern suburbs created the basis of a local congregation and St. Andrew's Church was converted into a Roman Catholic parish church in 1913; the German Jesuits moved back to Germany after the end of World War I and the school closed in 1920. The parish was taken over by French Dominicans in 1953; this happened at the initiative of bishop Johannes Theodor Suhr. The Dominicans used the church until 1976; the church was reduced to an annex church in 2008 when St. Andrew's Parish was merged with St. Thérès's Parish in Hellerup; the church is built in red brick. Its colorful interior was painted white in 1059 but the original colors were reconstructed in 2007
Charlottenlund Palace is a former royal summer residence in Charlottenlund, some 10 km north of central Copenhagen, Denmark. The palace was named after Princess Charlotte Amalie, responsible for the construction of the original palace, it was extended and adapted for Crown Prince Frederick VIII to a design by Ferdinand Meldahl in the early 1880s. From 1935 to 2017, the building has housed the Danish Biological Station renamed Danish Fishery Survey and in the final years called DTU Aqua, it is now a cultural event venue. The Great Hall is used for classical concerts. In 1622, King Christian IV established a new deer park at the site, to replace Rosenborg Deer Park at Rosenborg Castle just outside Copenhagen, it was referred to variously as "Kongens nye dyrehave ved Skovshoved", "Gentofte dyrehave ved stranden", "Den lille dyrehave ved Ibstrub" and "Freudendahl". In 1663, King Frederick III ceded the deer park to one of Jacob Petersen. With Henrik Ruse, he opened an inn at the site. Due to a dispute at the court, Jacob Petersen had to leave the country.
After his property was taken over by Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve, an acknowledged illegitimate son of King Frederick III, it became known as Gyldenlund after its new owner. He renovated the buildings as well as the fishing ponds and constructed a new summer residence in the grounds; the exact location of the new house is not known but it is assumed that it was located at the site of the current palace. Gyldenløve had owned Gyldenlund for some ten years when Frederick III claimed it back in exchange for Skjoldenæsholm at Ringsted; the king used the house for hunting. Christian V constructed Jægersborg Allé in 1706 as a private road, connecting the two royal residences in Charlottenlund and Jægersborg. In 1730, Crown Prince Christian gave Gyldenlund to Princess Charlotte Amalie, she replaced the house with a new building in the Baroque style. The construction took place under supervision of Engineer Officer H. H. Scheel to a design by Johan Cornelius Krieger. Many of the building materials came from Copenhagen Castle, under demolition.
In the middle of the 19th century, Charlottenlund Palace was for many years the home of Louise Charlotte and Prince William of Hesse-Kassel. Quite atypically for a royal residence, the park remained open to the public. Throughout the century, on and off, it was a favourite excursion spot for Copenhageners on Sundays. In 1869, Crown Prince Frederick and his wife Lovisa of Sweden took over the palace. Both Christian X of Denmark and Haakon VII of Norway were born in the building. In 1880–81, Ferdinand Meldahl undertook a major rebuilding of the palace; the queen dowager Louise lived there until her death in 1926. The royal family discontinued using the palace in 1935 and made it available to the Danish Biological Station renamed to Danish Fishery Survey; the Danish National Aquarium opened in a corner of the park in 1939 where it remained until 2013 when The Blue Planet was inaugurated in Kastrup. The Danish Fishery Survey, now called DTU Aqua, became a department under the Technical University of Denmark in 2001.
The department planned to move to a new building at DTU's main campus in Lyngby in 2015. The future use of Charlottenlund Palace had not yet been decided as of January 2016. Meldahl's extension of the palace in the 1880s adapted the original Baroque palace to reflect the French Renaissance style that characterizes its architecture today. Meldahl extended the building with the two corner risalits on the front side; the central hall with dome and lantern were added. On the garden side there is a three bay central projection; the building was listed in 1918. The park has an area of 14.2 hectares. The original Baroque park was redesigned into an English-style Romantic garden in the 1880s, it contains several small buildings, including an ice house and a thatched, yellow building with timber framing, used both as a wash house and a guard house for the Royal Life Guards. The park adjoins Charlottenlund Forest. Charlottenlund Charlottenlund station Charlottenlund Palace at the website Royal Danish Palaces, managed by the National Museum of Denmark