Photo of the dome of the Navigatorernes Hus (the Navigator's House) in Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Published 6/13/2015

6/13/2015

Location: This 'hidden gem' is in Copenhagen, Denmark, near the east end of Nyhavn (see Clue Me! map ). While the architecture itself is interesting, the diving bells that inspired the design are something else entirely. It's our inexpert (yet undeniably accurate) opinion that the people using the early versions were missing the self-preservation gene entirely. Or perhaps the "maybe this wasn't such a good idea" warning voice in their head was drowned out by the fluttering of 'bats in the belfry,' if you take our meaning.

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Here's the hidden gem entry from our Clue Me! map.

Clue

A roof for a navigator's house

Description

The dome of the Navigatorernes Hus

Why It's Interesting

The dome design was inspired by diving bell helmets, which (beginning in the late 1600s) people placed upon their heads and filled with the air they would breath while exploring under water. The helmet was either attached to a suit or rested directly on the vict..., on the explorer's shoulders. The head turned within the helmet, and the diver could only see out where the portholes were available.

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