Monsters at the Christianborg Palace
I can’t believe that I am actually writing this post from Denmark. I am very blessed to have this learning experience. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, but weirdly it sits on an island and not on the mainland. This post is however, not about Copenhagen itself, but about an exhibition I saw at the Christiansborg Palace ruins. The message that it shares was just amazing and I thought it would be great to share with you.
Firstly, let me tell you about the Palace itself – Christiansborg Palace is in Copenhagen, with an interesting history. The current palace was completed in 1928 and is used today by Her Majesty The Queen for official events like gala banquets and public audiences. The guided tours were in Danish only, so we just walked around reading the information boards in each room and ooohed and aaahed at the grandeur of it all. Some pics are included below. I was totally in awe of the tapestries that adorned some of the walls, which were full of detail and colour. I took a few pics, but there were lots of tourists, so it was difficult to take photos of all.
Anyway, to the point of this blogpost. At the Palace, you can also buy a ticket to view “The Ruins”. Christiansborg Palace is built of the ruins on an 800-year-old castle. What was unique about this, was an artistic display of Monsters – Ugly Creatures with Great Emotions. This was created by the artist Shane Brox around the theme of emotions, based on historical monsters that were relevant in the Middle Ages and Renaissance period. Some look quite scary and others a little funny, but all have lovely messages that are relevant for both kids and adults. The monsters are made from recycled materials, which in itself sends an important message. It’s all self-explanatory so I leave you to enjoy. ps. this is not the full collection…
Well, that’s me for now, so until next time, Create, Craft and Inspire!