HISTORICAL MURALS

ELSINORE´S WALLS SPEAK

outdoor tourism attraction culture

 
Kirkens Historie
Kirkens Historie
Kirkens Historie
Kirkens Historie
Kirkens Historie
Kirkens Historie

History of the churches ​​ 

(2012)

Lara Atzori (Italian) and

Piercarlo Carella (Italian)

Mural painting in Hestemøllestræde, Elsinore ​

 St. Maria Church where the Catholic Carmelite monks used to lead a pious life, caring about their fellow citizens. To the left hand side of the painting, a monk helps a sick man ashore. The closed box was used for transporting ailing and infectious persons.The centre of the painting depicts the period after the Reformation in 1517 where Protestantism replaced Catholicism. The monks have been expelled from the monastery which was then transformed into a hospital. The church was used as stables at this time, until it was given over to a German congregation.  To the right hand side of the picture, the artist has produced a free interpretation of church life from the time of the Reformation up to the present day. Among other characters, the wealthy Birgitta Gøye can be seen, holding a gift for the church.

Link to Piercarlo Carella

 
Øresundstolden
Øresundstolden
Øresundstolden
Øresundstolden
Øresundstolden
Øresundstolden
Øresundstolden

The Middle Ages

and the Sound Dues 

(2012)

Lara Atzori (Italian) and

Piercarlo Carella (Italian)

Mural paintig in Sct. Annagade 4, Elsinore ​

The so-called ‘Oresund custom’ was introduced in 1427 by King Eric of Pommern. All ships sailing through Oresund were to pay a charge to the King and later to the state which meant that all ships would put their anchors down at Elsinore to pay their custom and to stock up. Of course, this requirement had the beneficial effect of developing the city into a wealthy centre of cultural and commercial activity that thrived for 400 years.

 The King has been placed in the centre of the picture surface, with the newly constructed Castle Kronborg visible in the background. The grey building is the old customs office. Note the barrel of herrings which symbolises the plentiful herring fishing  business that took place in the town from 1100 and 300 years onwards.

 
Helsingørs søfartshistorie
Helsingørs søfartshistorie
Helsingørs søfartshistorie
Helsingørs søfartshistorie
Helsingørs søfartshistorie
Helsingørs søfartshistorie

The maritime history
(2013)

Oriol Caminal Martinez (Spanish) and Piercarlo Carella (Italian)
Mural painting in Allegade 7, Elsinore

 

Shipping has played a major role in the history of Elsinore for many centuries. This was where the ships set sail on their way out to the world seas and it was here that they paid their Oresund customs, which provided the city and the country with great revenue. Elsinore was the city of ships, sailors and shipbuilders. The painting is a tribute to the last 300 years of development in shipping. The painting represents three ages of Danish shipping - wooden boats with sails, steamships and today´s container ships, from small ships with a large crews and numerous manual tasks, to a fully automated mastodon. Today´s container ships are now so large that they can no longer enter the ports. The model for the steamship is The Good Ship Martha, known and loved from a Danish movie from the 1960s.

 
VÆRFTET
VÆRFTET
VÆRFTET
VÆRFTET
VÆRFTET
VÆRFTET

Time of the shipyard
(2013)

Garin Baker (USA)

Mural painting in Kongensgade 23, Elsinore

For approximately 100 years - 1883-1983 - Elsinore had a thriving shipyard which, with its approximately 3600 workers, made a clear mark on the city. Everyone knew someone who worked at the shipyard and everyone heard the everyday hammering sounds that emerged from the place, following the building of the huge ships that eventually sailed out into the world.  The intention of the painting that can be seen opposite the entrance of the yard by the entrance in Allegade is to create a heroic moment in time, combining human beings with the monumental task of building enormous vessels on a far larger scale. The inspiration for the painting was found in original photographs of the shipyard. It is possible to recognise several of the workers from the photographic material.

Link to Garin Baker