Thursday, June 23, 2011

Marmorkirken (Marble Church) or Frederikskirken (Frederik's Church)

In a country not known for their religion, they have a wonderful place of worship in this church inspired by St. Paul's Cathedral (London).
Frederik V order construction of the church in 1749, only to be completed in 1894. Abby said she didn't like that she had to be silent in it, because she "likes to talk". I think this was the continued marching through the strets of Copenhagen talking, at this point Amelia was falling asleep and we barely made it through lunch and onto the Little Mermaid, which was our ultimate destination on the second day here in Copenhagen.
The interior of the chruch was beautiful. We found it very peaceful and a nice break in our trek across the city from west to east. The design was very clean and seemed to reflect the

In general, however, Danes are not very religious, and church attendance is generally low. According to a 2005 study, Denmark has the third-highest proportion of atheists and agnostics in the world.

There is a tour of the tower on the weekends, which would be fun to check out if we have time, so much to see in this wonderful city.
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