Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Cast Iron Gates in Copenhagen

Cast and wrought iron gates in Copenhagen

Building at the Lakes/ Nansensgade, Copenhagen.

The gate and fence to a building built in neo-Romanesque style on a granite base and red brick in the and 3 floors with protruding center part on the north side. Foundation stone was laid 7 August 1873 and the building was inaugurated Oct. 6, 1875.

The building was restored in 2007 including its gate and fence.

Close up of the gate from 1875
The fence from the corner.

The building from 1875.

Louise Rasmussen, also known as Countess Danner founded the house. She was born as the illegitimate child of a maid, but married the King of Denmark. She met a young ballet dancer at the Royal Theatre, the then Crown Prince Frederik, who fell in love with her. He later became king Frederik VII.
After Frederik VII's death Countess Danner inherited great values. She founded the Foundation for destitute women of the working class in 1873 . A gave the building. The building consisted of small apartments with independent kitchen. Here the single women, unmarried or widowed could stay. The house was then driven by an external board of three men from the Justice Ministry. It contained free residence for elderly and poor women of the working class.

Building at Nyhavn, Copenhagen

This beautiful cast iron gate is located in Copenhagen, Denmark very close to Amalienborg and Nyhavn.

The gate is from 1902 - as is the building. The style is historicism - a mix of styles popular around 1900. The is one of the most beautiful examples of cast iron architecture in Denmark.

A close up view of the cast iron gate

The entire gate is around 3.5 m high

A close up. Flowers, ornaments 
The entire building and the gate. The rest of the facade is not cast iron. 

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