Jens Bang’s House, Aalborg, Denmark
Early morning sunshine in Aalborg shows off the detail of this rather fabulous house. Detailed brickwork, high gables and a cupola entrance above a stairway add to the fascination created by the architect. It is know as Jens Bang’s House and overlooks Nytorv Square. Built in 1624 it has stood the test of time…… I do wonder if the designers, builders and owners ever dreamt that it would remain standing in 2020.
The building is also home to a Pharmacy, which has shared the building for over 300 years, ( Swaneapotek (Swan Pharmacy) it is still a Pharmacy to this day….. that must be some kind of record.
I also understand that the roadway, in front of Jens Bang’s House, is actually over what was once the waterfront, the building having direct access to the quay. As Bang’s was a Merchant and Trader I guess this made it the perfect location for his home and business enterprise.
One of the joys of travelling, is that of discovering buildings and their stories. Aalborg had many surprises but this spectacular house will live long in our memories.
Wherever, and if you are able to travel,
Please Remember ….
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other
(C) David Oakes 2020