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Nyhavn at night: København, Denmark,

Fotoeins Friday: Copenhagen’s Nyhavn at night

One of the most visited and photographed parts of Copenhagen is the Nyhavn (New Harbour) district. The summer evening provides a wonderful opportunity to capture the scene with endlessly serene blues in the twilight sky in contrast with the harsh almost garish neon streetlights below. Fortunately, the reflections in the rippling water somehow soften the artificial light. Good thing the image includes “Nyhavn 17” signage to remind me exactly where I am …

I made the above photo on 30 June 2008, near Mindeankeret (The Memorial Anchor) at the western end of Nyhavn, near Kongens Nytorv (King’s New Square). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at, and also appears on Travel Photo Thursday for Nancie McKinnon’s Budget Traveler’s Sandbox.

“Four-bike exchange”

Børsbygningen, Slotsholmen : København, Danmark (Stock Exchange Building, Castle Islet : Copenhagen, Denmark) – 1 July 2008.

I found myself in the Danish capital on Canada Day in 2008. I fully admit, however, that my visit was completely by design.

A few minutes after the boat from DFDS Canal Tours set off from Gammel Strand, we swung east and south on Frederiksholms Kanal, and passed by the Børsen (Royal Exchange). A detailed historical account of the building can be found here. After the main building was constructed from 1619-1623, the famous dragon spire with the tails of four dragons intertwined to form the vertical was added in 1625.

From a distance, I saw four bicyclists approaching, and I tried to photograph all four in the gaps, as shown here. Also, the four dragons at the base were apparently huffing and puffing on this fine early-summer afternoon.

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