Helsingor Castle, Denmark

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Comments (11)

Ian Stehbens on December 5, 2007

One of those Australians alright!! I've been very fortunate indeed. And grateful. We first were there from Jan to Dec 1978 working from a base in London that had me spend a week or fortnight in different local authorities from one end of Britain to the other for a whole year. And in the school holidays we turtled across in our campervan (with our two children) to France, Andorra, Spain and Savona, Switzerland around Easter time. Then in summer after Wimbledon, and a week in Cornwall being very British, we explored Belgium, Alsace, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Czech (before it was the Republic), more Switzerland and of course Legoland DK with the children!! Been back briefly in 2005 - Copenhagen, Sweden, Rostok, Wismar, Boizenburg, Celle, Wittenberg, Berlin, Heide, Copenhagen then Manchester, Halifax, Norfolk, Huddersfield, much of Ireland, and LHR to SFO by daylight over spectacular Greenland. How's that for "one of those" Australians. Yes many of us are travellers. But have you mapped the routes of the Germans, Danes and French when they come to Australia? Australia is much bigger than Europe, and they seem to see it all. When are you coming? Ian

By the way, Gondor, we sing a song in Australia - if you can stand country music that is - called "I've Been Everywhere, Man, I've Been Everywhere." You should see if the lyrics are on the www. Look forward to hearing from you.

Olga I. Yakovenko on December 25, 2008

Excellent perspective, Olga

Ian Stehbens on December 25, 2008

Thank you, Olga. Obviously you have been here too. What a joy it must be for you to be able to travel to Denmark as well as in Russia.


Olga I. Yakovenko on December 25, 2008

Ian, yes, I visited Denmark this October - wonderful country and time. I vivisted also Helsingor and Roskilde, but didn't think to see the castle from the side you did.

When i read ""Hamlet"" I was surprised how could he come back from a half of his way so quickly, and after visiting Kronborg, I saw that Sweeden (from where he returned) is so close, that the stait can be crossed in a simple boat. Shakespeare knew well the geography. Olga

Ian Stehbens on December 25, 2008

And I loved the geography... and Hamlet and Shakespeare on stage (though not in a schoolroom)!

Greetings Olga,


Rafael Saludes on November 27, 2009

Ian Beautiful and interesting shot. Greetings.


Ian Stehbens on November 27, 2009

Thanks for your comment, Rafael. I don't usually compose my images with a centre-line like this but the shadow on one wall, and the light on the other face created the difference that I needed. I am pleased it appeals to you.

Kind regards,


Rafael Saludes on November 28, 2009

Ian. Whatever you did was a good work or even circumstances were Ok to obtain such a for me an absolutely very nice shot. Congratulations and kind regards. Rafael.

Nikolay Olkhovoy on September 15, 2011

Хорошее фото. Good photo.

Ian Stehbens on October 2, 2011

Thanks again, Rafael for the compliments and encouragement. It is a classic building.


Ian Stehbens on October 2, 2011

I am most pleased that you like this image, Nikolay. It is a special composition and I am glad it is aesthetically pleasing.

Regards from Australia,


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 26, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ian Stehbens
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2005/05/05 01:46:55
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired