watercolorWEDNESDAY XXX

March 28, 2012 § 4 Comments

Today we visit the Elephant Gate at Carlsberg Brewery (for the history of Carlsberg, check out one of my older posts That Calls for a Carlsberg).  The Elephant Gate marks the official entrance to the Carlsberg Brewery District in Valby in the outskirts of Copenhagen.

The Elephant Gate was part of the Ny Carlsberg Brewery founded by J.C. Jacobsen’s son, Carl Jacobsen (the two breweries have since been combined). The elephants are an idea from Carl Jacobsen inspired by Bernini’s elephant-obelisk in Piazza della Minera in Rome (I will have to check it when I head back to Rome next week!).  Completed in 1901 in granite, the elephants are the work of 19th century Danish sculptor, Hans Peder Pederson-Dan.

With sunny spring skies the lighting was great for a shot on the day I visited the brewery!

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