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It's Monday

 

Giddy up, let's go!

(the Gefion Fountain in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2006)

 

Bill gave me the idea to go back to old photos I've done nothing with all these years.

This is from a Scandinavian Cruise I took with Donica in my past life,

using my old Canon Powershot S3 IS camera.

 

 

 

It's Monday

 

Giddy up, let's go!

(the Gefion Fountain in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2006)

 

Bill gave me the idea to go back to old photos I've done nothing with all these years.

This is from a Scandinavian Cruise I took with Donica in my past life,

using my old Canon Powershot S3 IS camera.

 

 

 

comments (32)

Quelle magnifique fontaine, j'adore !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Martine.
Well done, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ray.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Jan 2019, 02:21
An interesting fountain smile
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Cherry.
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 28 Jan 2019, 02:57
A beautiful fountain with impressive sculptures! I love the cascading water on the lower terrace.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Steven. I would love to go back and see it again one day!
This is a wonderful image - what a great statue!
Ginnie Hart: I hate that I don't remember it, Elizabeth, except from this image. Maybe I can go back again one day, now that I live here?
It's a magnificent fountain, Ginnie... smile
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Sudipto!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 28 Jan 2019, 06:18
That's a powerful statue and image, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Lisl. It makes me want to go back to see it again!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Jan 2019, 06:31
I can feel the refreshing of the water. An impressive fountain.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Philine. I want to go see it again! smile
Very nice composition and light. Beautiful fountain also
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marie. Merci.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Jan 2019, 06:49
This is a wonderful POV, Ginnie. I love the droplets of water here. A wonderful scene.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Astrid. Maybe one day we can see it together.
I replied to your comment on my site Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie.
On faisait de belles choses avant ..j'adore
Ginnie Hart: Yes, we did, Claudine! Merci.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jan 2019, 07:11
No, I'm having a lazier day today smile I'll stand aside so that I'm not knocked over in the rush of others. It's a fine statue.

The fountain depicts the mythical story of the creation of the island of Zealand on which Copenhagen is located. The legend appears in Ragnarsdrápa, a 9th-century Skaldic poem recorded in the 13th century Prose Edda, and in Ynglinga saga as recorded in Snorri Sturluson's 13th century Heimskringla.

According to Ynglinga saga, the Swedish king Gylfi promised Gefjun the territory she could plow in a night. She turned her four sons into oxen, and the territory they plowed out of the earth was then thrown into the Danish sea between Scania and the island of Fyn. The hole became a lake called Lögrinn and Leginum (locative). Snorri identifies the lake Löginn, as the lake of Old Sigtuna west of Stockholm, i.e., Lake Mälaren, an identification that he returns to later in the Saga of Olaf the Holy. The same identification of Löginn/Leginum as Mälaren appears in Ásmundar saga kappabana, where it is the lake by Agnafit (modern Stockholm), and also in Knýtlinga saga.
Ginnie Hart: It's really quite a story, Alan, isn't it! Thanks for the reminder.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Jan 2019, 07:17
The Gefion Fountain (Danish: Gefionspringvandet) is a large fountain on the harbour front in Copenhagen, Denmark. It features a large-scale group of animal figures being driven by the Norse goddess Gefion. So says Wiki. And what a wonderfully powerful piece of art it is!
Ginnie Hart: Those Scandinavians love their mythical stories, Chris, don't they! Thanks.
Oké, we gaan er weer voor !
Mooie fontein met beeld
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Marjolein, isn't it. Bedankt.
Looks like a bit of Mythology Ginnie

Perhaps it is the Goddess Maybot driving the reluctant herd over the cliff
Ginnie Hart: HA! They do like their myths, Bill, but probably don't want us messing with them?! grin
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 28 Jan 2019, 07:50
Une jolie statue
JP
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, JP. Merci.
i love amazing fountains! this is a great shot of this one, sister
Ginnie Hart: It would make a great coffee-table book, Elaine, to show famous fountains from all over the world, like this one. Thanks.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 28 Jan 2019, 08:13
She is definitely in command of those beasts Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: An Amazon Woman, Chad! smile
  • Andy
  • Canada
  • 28 Jan 2019, 09:47
Nice one. It seems like there is a lot going on with the statues above.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Andy, and, yes, apparently there's a lot history/mythology to go with this one!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Jan 2019, 10:21
Those oxen are not really happy to be whipped like that. All the spraying water drops makes this quite a picture.
Ginnie Hart: I was happy with how this turned out from 2006 with a bit of 2019 tweaking, Louis. smile
Oh I seriously cannot remember this statue in Copengahen...

Tivoli (?) Garden was also shut, cos it was winter. Ha~
Ginnie Hart: We were on a cruise, LC, and this was part of the excursion, most of which I don't remember except from my photos. I should go back again!
The sprays of water are fabulous. Lovely sculptures too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ruthie.
I love how clearly the figures stand out against the sky, Ginnie. A very impressive fountain.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Beverly. I want to go back to see it again with new eyes. smile
Makes me think of Monday as formerly meaning laundry day.
Ginnie Hart: That's now Tuesday for me, Mary. smile
  • willy
  • BelgiĆ«
  • 28 Jan 2019, 14:07
een "verfrissende" opname op maandag Ginnie, zo kunnen we er meteen tegenaan

prachtige sculpturen in deze imposante fontein..

een heerlijke opname..
greetings
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Willy. Bedankt.
Very good fountain isn't it.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Brian!
Elle est superbe cette fontaine, et bravo pour les gouttes bien figées.
Bonne soirée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Pascale. It's hard for me to believe this was from 2006!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 28 Jan 2019, 21:55
i love fountains

they make the most relaxing sound
Ginnie Hart: I so agree, Sherri!!! Thanks.
  • emily
  • Canada
  • 29 Jan 2019, 00:23
Ginnie, it has been awhile since I was blogging. I thought I would stop by and say hi!

I must say, Scandinavia is my favourite area on earth! So beautiful, historic and clean.
Ginnie Hart: It's good to see you again, Emily. And yes, Scandinavia is very special!
she seems to be whipping the charging bulls rather fiercely, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: She's an Amazon Woman, Ayush. grin
  • Robin
  • United States
  • 30 Jan 2019, 03:32
I love fountains...this is a beauty!
Ginnie Hart: I love fountains, too, Robin. Thank you.

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