gardens + parks, streetscape

sculpture on the bridge

Or strictly the sculptures at each end of Dronning Louises Bro.

The bridge, with its three central arches and ornate street lamps was completed in 1887 to designs by Vilhelm Dahlerup and replaced an earlier bridge that crossed the lakes between Sortedams Sø and Peblinge Sø.

On either side of the approach from the city side there are bronze sculptures - that on the south side dating from 1897 is the figure of the Nile cast from a marble sculpture from the 1st century that was discovered in 1513 and is now in the Vatican.

On the north side is the figure of the reclining Tiber with the figures of Romulus and Remus with the wolf that is a copy of a group in the Louvre and was set up here in July 1901. Given the style of the apartment buildings that face you as you cross the bridge, heading for the city centre, then a representation of the River Seine might have been more appropriate. 

On the Nørrebrogade side of the bridge are seated figures from 1942 by Johannes Hansen (1903-1993). This really is what is called a conversation piece although the conversation does look rather serious.