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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Kronborg Castle Light, Helsingor, Denmark

This light is located in one of the towers of the famous Kronborg Castle, Elsinore. It is located at the seaward approach to the Oresund Sound (North of Copenhagen). The castle was built in the 1500's but the light was not established in the tower until 1772. In 1842 the first Fresnel lens in Denmark was installed in this light. The castle is the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet. In the photo taken in May 2009, the light is the second tower from the left.

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