Nyhavn was constructed by King Christian V from 1670 to 1673, dug by Swedish prisoners of war from the Dano-Swedish War 1658–1660. It is a gateway from the sea to the old inner city at Kongens Nytorv (King's Square), where ships handled cargo and fishermens' catch. It was notorious for beer, sailors, and prostitution. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen lived at Nyhavn for some 18 years.
The first bridge across Nyhavn opened on 6 February 1875. It was a temporary wooden footbridge.It was replaced by the current bridge in 1912.
As ocean-going ships grew larger, Nyhavn was taken over by internal Danish small vessel freight traffic. After World War II land transport took over this role and small vessel traffic disappeared from the Port of Copenhagen, leaving Nyhavn largely deserted of ships.
In the mid-1960s, the Nyhavn Society (Danish: Nyhavnsforeningen) was founded with the aim of revitalising the area. In 1977, Nyhavn was inaugurated as a veteran ship and museum harbour by Copenhagen’s Lord Mayor Egon Weidekamp. In 1980 Nyhavn quay was pedestrianised; it had been used as a parking area in the previous years which had coincided with a dwindling of harbour activities. Since then it has become a popular spot for tourists and locals alike, serving the function of a square according to architects Jan Gehl and Lars Gemzøe.
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ikeharel (79211) 2017-04-21 8:57
Long time since your last post on TE, I am glad you did.
Copenhagen most beautiful and famous port, full of visitors and shining bright day that brought out the best of colors.
Keep on posting.
lousat (98297) 2017-04-21 9:15
Hi Maria,welcome back after 2 years! A great shot from the Nyhavn of Copenhagen,that i seen me too 25 years ago. A perfect moment with the best light to take the lovely colors of the facades,just a small problem in the resizing process about the lines,the details are a bit trembled. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
papagolf21 (110378) 2017-04-21 9:17
Cette composition pourrait faire l'objet d'une peinture tant le sujet est bien présenté et coloré à souhait.
Le ciel est fort plaisant.
L'image est belle.
cornejo (47288) 2017-04-21 10:44
Ciao Maria, molto buona vista di questo porto interessante e carina con le barche belle e facciate colorate, molto ben composta e catturato in questa buona e bella fotografia. Un quadro interessante con una buona nitidezza, profondità, luce, colore e qualità. Grande e bella lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per aver condiviso questo lavoro interessante.
Buona sera e week-end felice.
Tutto il meglio dal sud della Spagna.
heimann2 (1762) 2017-04-21 11:37
unbelievable colors and a nice view. somwhat strange distortion and unsharp in the right end of the houses.
dta (82960) 2017-04-21 13:18
Hello Maria ,
A wonderful postcard of this colorful place . the sky adds the final touch .
emka (107795) 2017-04-22 0:12
Hello maria, How nice to see you after the long break. Beautiful view from Copenhagen. Lovely colourful houses in Nyhavn. The place always so busy with the sailboats. Nice composition and fine sharpness.
Kind regrad s Malgo
abmdsudi (58262) 2017-04-24 6:44
Wonderful compo under brill light as the buildings' myriad of colours instantly grab the eyes. It's well framed diagonally, crisp and superbly detailed with great dof and as always people's activity gives a nice finishing touch. Excellent shot, Congrats