In Roskilde Cathedral, a World Heritage Site in Denmark, 21 kings and 18 queens are buried in the main building and several chapels, which have been added in a diverse set of architectural styles over the years. One such chapel is Christian IX's Chapel, which was designed by the Danish architect Andreas Clemmensen (in Danish) and completed in 1924. Inside this Chapel is this dome, which is built in Neo-Byzantine style.
Roskilde station is the oldest railway station in Denmark for the first railway connection in Denmark between Roskilde and Copenhagen. The station was opened on June 26, 1847, while construction of the main building was still ongoing. In 1848 it was finished as well. In 1998 the railway station was resturated such that today the colors on the facade are identical to original building. The architectural elements are believed to have references to Villa Borghèse in Rome.
The observatorio Mojon del Trigo is an observatory, which was built in in 1902 and contained a 32 cm Cassegrain type KYOTO reflector telescope donated by Georgetown University. It is located in the vicinity of Pico del Veleta (3394m) in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Spain at a height of about 2600m. The observatory was abandoned in the 1970s and deterioated into a ruin as documented by our own Jebulon in 2010, who also was with me on this occasion (thanks for showing me this place!). Since then, the observatory has been restored and is today in good shape (as seen from the outside, at least, I have not been inside). Nearby is also barracks used by the Special Operations Command of Spain. Here, the observatory is seen in evening sun as viewed from nearby Monument of Our Lady of the Snows. From this view point, the modern Sierra Nevada Observatory established 1981 can also be seen, but in the opposite direction.
The gravel pit near Kongensbro, Denmark in evening sun. The gravel pit is operated by BG Stone, Kongensbro. The observant will notice several migrating flocks of birds in the sky in the background, some in V formation, probably geese. This version is an edit by Diliff, whom I am grateful for taking the time to completely rework the image based on my raw files.
The Refugio militar Capitán Cobo are barracks used by the Special Operations Command of Spain (Mando de Operaciones Especiales) for high altitude training. The barracks are located at an altitude of 2550 m in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The road A-395 in front shows the last public section of the 38 km long access road from Granada leading to Pico del Veleta, the second highest mountain in Sierra Nevada (3394 m). This is also the highest paved road in Europe.
A Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet taking off at Danish Air Show 2014. The F-18 is a seldom guest in Denmark, the last time it landed in the country was in 2009. This year it showed up at the Danish Air Show 2014 held at Air Base Karup with over 120,000 spectators (2% of the population). Probably because it is a candidate for a replacement of the existing fleet of 30 General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon. The two other candidates are the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II.
The leopard anole (Anolis marmoratus speciosus in this case based on the location) is normally either bright green (male) or brown (female), but it can also change its color with mood and surroundings - a common characterisic of Anoles. This individual I found in a bush, in a village in the southern parts of Grande Terre, Guadeloupe, where I heard noise and found this little well camouflaged individual, which I guess must have been lurking for prey and/or defending its territory. It was difficult to get clean shots of the creature as it was moving fast when I came nearer.
Christmas illumination in Sct. Mathias Gade, Viborg, Denmark. To the right is shown the main entrance to Sct. Mathias Centret, a shopping mall. The street lightning is new (2010) and based on LEDs. Some facts according to "Viborg Nyt", Week 48, 1/12 - 7/12 2010 p. 25, Viborgs julebelysning tager hensyn til miljøet: Compared to the previous illumination used in 2009 and before, the LED-based lights will be lead to a reduction in cost for the electricity of 39000 DKK, savings in energy of 29,000 kWh, corresponding to 14.5 ton of CO2. The cost for setting up and putting down the illumination including transportation and VAT was over 500,000 DKK in 2009. The cost of the illumination itself is in excess of 1,000,000 DKK sponsored by the shop owners and Viborg Kommune. Perspective corrected using GIMP. A Manfrotto tripod was used. The pavement material shown was replaced in 2011 with granite bricks imported from China.
Panorama over Upernavik cemetery from the southern end of the island in North-West Greenland. At the time, the cemetery was in the process of being expanded, as it was running out of space. Thus, the construction work in the background. Individual photos taken with a Canon IXUS 800IS. Cylindrical projection. Foreground patched with frames taken two weeks later.
Panorama of the island Nunâ east of Upernavik and south of Aappilattoq in Greenland. Photographed south of the island during a sail trip to Upernavik Icefjord. The mountain, which extends 270 m above sea level, is inhabited with Glacous Gulls (Larus hyperboreus). The white areas are bird droppings. The yellow areas are lichen (probably Caloplaca and Xanthoria) adapted to the nutritious environment. The image has been generated using Hugin based on 17 individual photos arranged in three rows. The images were taken with a hand-held camera (Canon DIGITAL IXUS 800 IS) in a small boat that was slowly drifting (not optimal, but it was too deep to anchor). Vignetting has been minimized using a best fit polynomial in Hugin. The output image from Hugin has been rectangularly cropped in GIMP. The colour value curve has been modified slightly to compensate for over-exposure in certain white areas. Hereafter the photo has been Smart Sharpened with a pixel radius of 3.0 and an amount of 30%. the inverted edge detected mask was used in RGB to apply a selective gaussian blur with pixel radius 5.0 of the sky in an attempt to remove noise there. "Missing sky" in the upper left corner has been pasted in by simple colour picking and painting (do not know other methods).
Evening panorama of the north-western part of the town Upernavik in Greenland. The viewpoint is a cliff near the soccer field with a south-eastern heading. The image has been generated using Hugin based on 21 individual photos taken at max zoom in two rows. Shutter speed: 1/250 s, aperture: 5.5. Vignetting has been minimized using a best fit polynomial in Hugin. The output image from Hugin has been rectangularly cropped to a pixel height of +1900 followed by a slight increase of lightness and saturation. Hereafter resampled to a pixel height of 1500 using a cubic spline interpolation. Finally, the image was Smart Sharpened using GIMP with a pixel radius of 1.0 and an amount of 1.0.