Endearing the Grundtvig’s Church
About the work
Partially inaugurated in 1927 and consecrated thirteen years later, the eclectically styled building has a monumental presence and enduring simplicity blended into one. To suggest that there had been an act of wonder for the church to ever exist in the first place is not exaggerated. This outcome was the result of a competition to build a memorial for the educator N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783-1872). Most participants submitted monuments of all sorts. It was only Jensen Klint who proposed a church building that was accepted and brought to fruition. The photograph showed the four-masted royal bark “Queen Alexandrine” hanging from the south aisle that brought a different dimension to the religious building.
This picture was taken in Bispebjerg, Copenhagen, Denmark.