You jut blew my mind. I had to look it up and wow .. Now I know about Calstad.Fittingly your picture is taken from what (more or less) would have been the southern ramparts of Carlstad, the huge Swedish military installation that for 2 years terrorized the city 1658-60.
Back then you would probably instinctively have centered your frame on Vor Frue Kirke, which must have been an impressive sight from afar.
Can you exaplain more? Is this because the british seiges destroyed parts of the city which rebuilt newer and taller?If it wasn’t for the British, it's spire would to this day have been the tallest building in the kingdom (along with Herlev hospital 120m).
The short story goes. After the Swedes left, Copenhagen was ravaged by several great fires which had destroyed most of the medieval city core by 1800.Can you exaplain more? Is this because the british seiges destroyed parts of the city which rebuilt newer and taller?
Thanks - I have been surprised the main church of Copenhagen is so humble. And am surprised that the church was never rebuilt. Plenty cities rebuilt their churches and castles to 'former glory' around Europe.Curiously Carlsberg donated and built a new copper spire for Nicolai Kirke which had suffered the same fate. The plans to rebuild Vor Frue sadly never materialized.