Queen Louise Bridge, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Copenhagen (k´ pn-h´gn) is a city of canals of water ways. It is built on islands, and parts of these are broken up by built streams or lakes. This is a long narrow lake you see pictured. Along either side of it are parks and beautiful broad streets. Across it are four bridges, The Queen Louise Bridge here shown leads from Copenhagen proper to the north part of the section called Fredericksborg. The bridge is near the large Kommune Hospital, back of which are the Botanical Gardens. Beyond the Gardens is the Rosenborg Palace built 300 years ago. All these are on the same street that crosses the Queen Louise Bridge. On the other side of the lake the street leads to a living section of the better class of working people. All along the lake are fine private dwellings. In the summer the lakes about the city are used by pleasure seekers. In the winter they are fine skating places. And it should be remembered that the winters are long and cold in Denmark. Copenhagen lies as far north as central Labrador; but it is not so cold as Labrador. The Danes are a hardy people. They belong to the same race that the people of Norway and Sweden do. They are thrifty and hard-working. Their country is small but it is respected all over the world. Denmark was formerly much larger, but Germany took it from it its southern provinces. It is now slightly larger than Maryland. It carries on heavy trade with Germany, Great Britain, Norway, and Sweden. A large part of its shipping goes through the port of Copenhagen. The fine harbor of Copenhagen and the order and peace of the country make it fit its name. For "Copenhagen" means "Merchants' Haven." It is indeed a good place for merchants to be. Keystone ID: 13080 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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