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The Hamlet castle: Kronborg Slot in Helsingør, Denmark

Visiting Denmark in the summertime means there are many hours of daylight, providing more opportunities to explore. A daytrip train from Copenhagen north to Helsingør takes you through the Danish lowlands next to the sea, but the goal here is a visit to Kronborg Slot (Kronborg Castle).

Does the place, Helsingør, sound familiar?

How about the Anglicized version of the name – Elsinore?

Elsinore is the setting for one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays, “Hamlet”.

Since its designation in 2000, Kronborg Slot (Kronborg Castle) in Helsingør, Denmark is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is commonly known as “Hamlet’s castle.”

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Love story number 1

I love Prague.

After many visits to the city, I was missing one “standard” shot. So, I bundled up in layers and set out on the evening of December 30th (2010). I walked through the Old Town to the Vltava river, over to Little Quarter and Kampa Island, and crossed back over the Vltava again on the Charles Bridge to the eastern shore.

I completely underestimated the cold, as I “rated” what I wore to be sufficient to about -5C/23F. As I discovered later, the air temperature was -10C/14F, even colder in the breezy windchill. By the end of my walkabout, my fingers were not happy at all. However, I was very satisfied with the photographs, one of which is shown below.

Vltava, Charles Bridge, Mala Strana, Prague

Northwest over the Vltava river, past Charles Bridge, towards the Castle – 30 December 2010.

I made the photo above with the Canon EOS 450D camera, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, and the following settings : 1/13s, f/2.8, ISO400, no tripod. This post is originally published on Fotoeins Fotopress (

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