Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Railway station fit for a symphony orchestra

Copenhagen Central Station is a fitting venue for a any grandiose event. Beneath its barrel-vaulted ceilings there is a pleasurable atmosphere! Light streams through lovely stained-glass windows and onto the commuters below.

The first railway station in Copenhagen was built in 1847. It was made of wood because it was built where buildings with foundations were not allowed. This was soon necessary due to plans to extend the railway network in Denmark. A new station opened in 1864.

I took these pictures just before Christmas.

One of the first professional symphony orchestras ever, the Copenhagen Phil or Sjællands Symfoniorkester, dates back to 1843. However it's spirit is young enough to do a flash mob at this station in May 2011 playing Ravel's Bolero. Conductor is Jesper Nordin.