Koldinghus Castle

Koldinghus is a royal castle founded in the 13th century situated in Southern Jutland, Denmark.

A view at Koldinghus' inner yard

A view at Koldinghus’ inner yard. You can get up to the top of the tower.

A view at Koldinghus' inner yard

A view at Koldinghus’ inner yard

Koldinghus

Koldinghus

For many years it was partly a ruin as mercenaries of a Napolitarian army burned it by mistake a cold winter night in early 1808. The renovation from our time is unique as it allows you to see the raw murals from the damage while it gives room to various historical exhibitions.

The List of Kings

We have had kings for more than a thousand years, and Jim Lyngvild, an artist and designer, got the idea to illustrate the royals as models in imagined dresses and costumes he has designed. Jim Lyngvild has used historical material and paintings to get inspiration for his work. Some of his gowns are on display in all their splendour. The rest of them are made as photo models framed and displayed chronologically. His beauty ideals are matching our present time which gives the pictures a realistic and robust appeal.

one of the royal gowns

one of the royal gowns at Koldinghus

A picture of one of the queens re-imagined by Jim Lyngvig

A view of one of the queens re-imagined by Jim Lyngvig

'King Christian IV' (1588-1648)

”King Frederik II’ of Denmark and Norway (1534-1558)

One of the 'queens' at the exhibition

One of the ‘queens’ at the exhibition Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstow (1667-1721) married to Frederick IV.

One of the 'queens' at the exhibition Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstow (1667-1721) married to Frederick IV.

One of the ‘queens’ at the exhibition Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstow (1667-1721) married to Frederick IV.

One of the 'the Danish kings'

One of the ‘the Danish kings.’

One of the 'Danish Queens'

One of the ‘Danish Queens’

Costumes for a princess and a prince

Costumes for a princess and a prince

A costume for a Prince.

A costume for a Prince.

Royal costumes

Royal costumes.

A historical exhibition with a seldom view into former times and modern beauty ideals.

 

13 Comments »

  1. Beautiful photographs Maria. I won’t use the new editor and one of my sisters rang me the other day to say that she can not make comments. So maybe WordPress needs to wake up that people DO NOT want change all the time.

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    • Thank you for your comment on this old castle. Yes, hopefully, many will contact WordPress because if every little thing is challenging to do people will give up on using WP

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