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Photowalks in European cities

Showplaces, historic and cultural sites, architecture, museums. Guide

Copenhagen. The stork fountain (Storkespringvandet)

Main attraction of the Amager sqare - the Stork Fountain (Storkespringvandet map) , opened in honor of the silver wedding of Frederik VIII and crown Princess Louise in 1894.

Copenhagen. The stork fountain (Storkespringvandet)

The Initiator of the construction of the fountain was made by the society for the beautification of Copenhagen announced in 1888, an architectural contest. One of the presented projects was "the Fountain of the dragon", set later in the town square, and this competition was won by Edvard Petersen and Vilhelm Bissen (Edvard Petersen, Vilhelm Bissen).

Copenhagen. The stork fountain (Storkespringvandet)

Fountain depicted three birds, according to the authors it was the herons, as evidenced by the bas-reliefs of the fountain, depicting aquatic vegetation and frogs. However, the Danish Ornithological society stated that these birds are no herons, and storks.

Copenhagen. The stork fountain (Storkespringvandet)

In 2009, sociologist Anders Kolding-Jorgensen (Anders Colding-Jørgensen) from the University of Copenhagen, studying social networks and their impact on society, in an experiment launched in the Internet rumor that the fountain was scheduled for demolition and created a Facebook protest group. Per week joined the group of more than 10 thousand opponents demolition of the monument, and after 2 weeks they became 27тысяч.

Copenhagen. The stork fountain (Storkespringvandet)