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Old 07-07-2010, 06:22 PM
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UserDane,

thanks for the reply and additional information. You are certainly right, there are plenty of rooms for the couple to enjoy. I hope one day to visit Denmark and see the sights. It looks like a lovely country.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:12 PM
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Im lokking forward to visit the Palace last weekend in this month
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:25 AM
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I am looking forweard to visitng Copenhagen again soon, and visiting Amalienborg
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:17 AM
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I have only now watched the video from the link Paty so kindly provided in February. It was absolutely fascinating. I renovated my own old (for Australia - over 100 years) large home some twenty five years ago, and recall the same problem with the little wooden slats under the plaster walls and the expertise needed to repair so many of the walls and ceilings and the intricate plaster decorations. It was wonderful to see the infinite patience of the women repairing the needlework of the precious old tapestries, the mending and cleaning of beautiful old chandeliers that had been stored for decades in the attic, the skill of the painters restoring beauty to the ceilings and walls, and the artistry of those who were creating more modern magic with new canvases and murals to be enjoyed by Danes and visitors for decades to come.
One can only imagine the joy the Royal family and their guests will receive from this incredible renovation. Well done Denmark!
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:40 PM
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I am looking forweard to visitng Copenhagen again soon, and visiting Amalienborg
We were in Denmark in July and took the palace tour. It looks wonderful in person! Much better than the pictures in magazines. It was such a treat for me.
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:13 PM
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We visited the palace in March and it was wonderfull. You can't judge from the pics, I didn't like the black painting from what I saw before the visit, but it is sooooo different in real life.
And the pink psychedelic ceiling isn't intrusive at all. :)
But what I didn't like on real life, too, was the red one in Fred's study...

Btw. the walls are covered with fabric and the paintings were done on the fabric :)
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:13 PM
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I visited in July and I honestly didn't like it very much. The Palace itself is beautiful, as are the chandeliers, but I really wasn't crazy about most of the new modern art on the walls.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:27 PM
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I think with all that modern art the palace is no longer a palace, it's lost it's integrity! I feel that royals shouldn't try to be like you and me they should be royals! If they wanted to put this hideous art put it in their private suites not in the main reception rooms. When there's no difference between Royals and regular people, what's the point of having Royals?
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:30 PM
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I think they were doing their best to support Danish art. Danes are known for modern art. That is why they used it, imo. They are trying to add some modernity to things. I think it is unusual for a palace to have such works, esp as many as they did. It's not my taste, but it was something different. I think we are just all used to the traditional concept of palaces etc.
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:47 PM
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Well, what we today call traditional was at their own time edgy and new and different, too :) Royals from all times promoted and encouraged "modern" artists :)
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:50 PM
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I presume soon the will move into the new homes
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:57 PM
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IIRC the floors need to get a brush up, as so many people visited the palace. I think the move is getting a bit delayed by that. :)
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:30 PM
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I was bemused and disappointed too about modern art but for the moment I am used to it. I think that people are not so disturbed about modern art as they are disturbed that modern art is in public rooms... But I think that royals must be modern and they must connect traditional with modern things so...

It's their home, they conserved it beautifully and added some new and favourite art so... there is no reason to be angry with them...
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I think with all that modern art the palace is no longer a palace, it's lost it's integrity! I feel that royals shouldn't try to be like you and me they should be royals! If they wanted to put this hideous art put it in their private suites not in the main reception rooms. When there's no difference between Royals and regular people, what's the point of having Royals?
I dont really understand the reasoning for this opinion (respectively). A palace isn't a palace because of the art which may hang, it's palace for its size, it's function, it's history and to have modern art incorporated does not take away from that. It can't.

By your ideology royals cannot appreciate modern art in an open space and should only ever wish to have the portraits of ancestors and mythical beings displayed throughout stately rooms. Why? What possible reason can be given to suggest modern art is unworthy of being seen in such a setting? It's not offensive, it's vibrant, it's modern, it's purely Danish...

And how are they "trying" to be like you and I? It has nothing to do with you and I, or anyone. It purely comes down to what they wished to have commissioned for the palace which will now function as their permanent city residence (even when Frederik becomes King).

And the beauty of the artwork is that it can be removed to reveal walls that look like any other.

It's really such a non issue by all accounts.
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Well really I still think it looks hideous but since its their choice its fine since they're the ones who have to live and work there. I just hope other royals don't catch on to this trend and throw hundreds of years of history out the window...
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Well really I still think it looks hideous but since its their choice its fine since they're the ones who have to live and work there. I just hope other royals don't catch on to this trend and throw hundreds of years of history out the window...
you are of course entitled to your opinion but it is a shame if you continue debating based on false information. Hundreds of years of history was not thrown out the window - on the contrary, the palace has been restored to the original plans and layout of the rooms - The Palace Then and Now - Palaces and Properties Agency
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Well really I still think it looks hideous but since its their choice its fine since they're the ones who have to live and work there. I just hope other royals don't catch on to this trend and throw hundreds of years of history out the window...
You can think what you like, of course, but the erroneous statements you (and others, it must be sad) affirm as facts are anything but. And information has been provided on more than one occasion by members of these forums which clearly explains that the Palace has been restored to it's original outlay.

You may not appreciate the use of contemporary art in a rococo setting with empire interior, but that does not consolidate your theory that 'hundreds of years of history' has been thrown out the window. It just means you don't like the choice of art which as we know, can be removed as it is not a part of the structural interior.
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At one point the decor and design of the palace was "modern" and I am sure some oldtimers thought the "new" design was hideous. Modern today is tradition and historical tomorrow.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:03 AM
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At one point the decor and design of the palace was "modern" and I am sure some oldtimers thought the "new" design was hideous. Modern today is tradition and historical tomorrow.
You're absoletely right
Perhaps we might assume that critism now, bodes well for the way the artwork will be perceived some generations from now?
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I have to say I am in agreement with jonc93 to an extent. But since the Crown Prince Couple didn't ask us for our opinion on there home I guess our opinions are mute.....HEHEHE!!(not my cup of coffee)!
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