watercolorWEDNESDAY XXV

February 22, 2012 § 7 Comments

Hello from Copenhagen!

Its time I painted something from Copenhagen again.  Here is a snapshot I took while walking to class from Skindergade looking toward’s one of Copenhagen landmarks, the Round Tower.

And now for your history lesson of the day…Christian IV built the Round Tower (Rundetaarn) in Central Copenhagen from 1637 to 1642.  The tower was built as an observatory.  Skindergade is a historic street (like most in Copenhagen) that was once a venue for leather craftsmen such as skinners, glovers, pursemakers, saddlemakers and shoemakers.  The name Skindergade dates back to the 15th century and is derived from Danish “skind” meaning skin.

For all you new followers, watercolorWEDNESDAY is a long time tradition on the blog (by long time, I mean 6 months long).  Every week I paint a watercolor from my travels or life in Copenhagen and post it on Wednesdays (so we can get that whole “Watercolor Wednesday” alliteration going on).


“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15

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