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Old 12-01-2015, 06:20 PM
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Is the Throne Room at Christiansborg used much by the queen and royal famiy?

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Old 12-01-2015, 06:55 PM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #47, 2015.

The Velvet Chamber that is a part of the DRF representation room at the palace of Christiansborg is arguably among the grandest rooms in DK.

It's named after the silk-wallpaper that used to hang there from 1924. But after almost a hundred years the wallpaper was worn out, not least because people over the decades had to touch the wallpaper. So fingers combined with cigarette smoke and what not took it's toll.

But now a new silk-wallpaper has replaced the old one. and there is a sample at hand for people to touch, so that they may keep their little hands away from the wallpaper.
The 250 meters of very, very expensive silk wallpaper was made in India. It simply wasn't possible to find a manufacturer in Europe who was able to make the wallpaper.
At the same time the Velvet Chamber has been renovated, not only ahead of schedule but cheaper than expected!
The cost of the wallpaper alone was almost 3½ million DKK = 469.000 € = 498.900 $ = 330.700 £
But then the wallpaper is expected to last for 200 years.

But look for yourselves and enjoy the craftsmanship.
https://app.box.com/s/5qy8afjfv3vazjmg0mj3z94j5e9edkln
Until 1933 the room was used as throne-room.
https://app.box.com/s/5w7bwa5yx53y5cdaiyxpedsc8pr516du
The main decoration is the Danish national crest, with three lions.
https://app.box.com/s/nnqr8fjs1dl960qkfuss5cjejea36npn
As you can see the Velvet Chamber is where the DRF line up to receive guests, before entering the adjacent Gobelin Hall, where official dinners often take place.
https://app.box.com/s/j1z9fbag7jd3pqdisb9anm8kceen1nox
wonderful post. thank you Muhler
the red walls are amazing. a good investment i think.
So no more as the throne room, this is where they line up before the dinners
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:15 PM
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Is the Throne Room at Christiansborg used much by the queen and royal famiy?

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I don't know.
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Old 12-02-2015, 12:06 AM
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Summary of article in Billed Bladet #47, 2015.

The Velvet Chamber that is a part of the DRF representation room at the palace of Christiansborg is arguably among the grandest rooms in DK.

It's named after the silk-wallpaper that used to hang there from 1924. But after almost a hundred years the wallpaper was worn out, not least because people over the decades had to touch the wallpaper. So fingers combined with cigarette smoke and what not took it's toll.

But now a new silk-wallpaper has replaced the old one. and there is a sample at hand for people to touch, so that they may keep their little hands away from the wallpaper.
The 250 meters of very, very expensive silk wallpaper was made in India. It simply wasn't possible to find a manufacturer in Europe who was able to make the wallpaper.
At the same time the Velvet Chamber has been renovated, not only ahead of schedule but cheaper than expected!
The cost of the wallpaper alone was almost 3½ million DKK = 469.000 € = 498.900 $ = 330.700 £
But then the wallpaper is expected to last for 200 years.

But look for yourselves and enjoy the craftsmanship.
https://app.box.com/s/5qy8afjfv3vazjmg0mj3z94j5e9edkln
Until 1933 the room was used as throne-room.
https://app.box.com/s/5w7bwa5yx53y5cdaiyxpedsc8pr516du
The main decoration is the Danish national crest, with three lions.
https://app.box.com/s/nnqr8fjs1dl960qkfuss5cjejea36npn
As you can see the Velvet Chamber is where the DRF line up to receive guests, before entering the adjacent Gobelin Hall, where official dinners often take place.
https://app.box.com/s/j1z9fbag7jd3pqdisb9anm8kceen1nox
Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous!
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Thank you Muhler for the wonderful pictures. I never knew about the Velvet Room, now I want that red wallpaper for a room for me, that is just gorgeous wallpaper. And the moldings around the room, stunning. A must see someday!
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It is an unfortunate fact that in this day and age, public buildings needs to be secured against terrorism.
And now the permanent barrier against speeding cars that could drive into say a demonstration at the square in front of the Parliament or a car carrying a suicide bomber crashing into the building is in place.
It consists of 85 granite balls as you can tell from this photo:
https://jyllands-posten.dk/pictures/...ing-mod-terror

The article: https://jyllands-posten.dk/indland/E...-granitkugler/

The aim was to ensure that safety measures are as discreet as possible, or if that is not possible, blending in as much as possible with the overall architecture.
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A most attractive design for an anti-terrorist barrier and seems to fit perfectly to the surroundings.
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A hard new reality for the world we live in; but very nicely done
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