We rented an apartment in the Nyhavn district of Copenhagen but I must confess, we were only looking at proximity distances to some tourist sites to make our decision of where to stay. We didn’t know anything about the Nyhavn district when we got there.
When the taxi driver dropped us off, the location seemed nice and safe so this was home for the next several days. Although tired from traveling for at least 16 hours including crossing a few time zones my sister-in-law and I decided to check out the neighborhood while my wife and nephew stayed back to relax and rest.
Looking down the block we saw water and a cruise boat moored to the dock so that looked like the thing to check out. We found out the promenade walkway along the water was very expansive and there were housing or commercial buildings all around us.
I stood near the water’s edge to shoot this image of the building a block away from where we were staying to capture the interesting sidewalk tiles. The building’s architecture seems to be typical of what we saw in Copenhagen and our host mentioned that most building exteriors are retained while the owners just do interior remodeling.
We strolled down to the end of the promenade and discovered the canal lined with colorful restaurants and outside dining tables on one side and apartments and other commercial buildings across from them. We thought the restaurant buildings looked remarkably like what we saw in Amsterdam and Bergen, Norway when we visited in 2012.
The first photo below is a bridge crossing and many love locks like what you find in other cities and countries.
Second photo was a panoramic shot of the docked boats and the bridge I was standing on.
Third photo shows the bikes parked on the canal promenade. We learned quickly, that bikers have the right of way, especially in their bike paths, so pedestrians beware cause you’re low on the “food chain”.
Bar counters are also placed outside for those wishing to sit, drink, eat and watch people.
These two ladies seemed to be enjoying a talk, drink, snack and the environment while a canal cruise boat passes by. Notice the odd decoration on the wall of the building across the canal.
On closer look, this is what the odd decoration was on that building – used life vests!
And, to ensure this blog has some doors here are a couple of doors from the restaurants along the canal.
Hope you enjoyed seeing some of the canal scenery we first encountered; I’ll post more images of what I saw in Copenhagen in the coming weeks. Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors blog. For more blogs and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.