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Ice-covered Nyhavn

I was looking for a photo that somewhat depicts the current pre-Christmas time, but I dont have so many and finally opted for this one taken a year ago in Copenhagen. Nyhavn, or "the new port", is a canal in the center of Copenhagen (which itself etymologically means "the port of the merchants"). In old days, Nyhavn was a place for sailors and the port was socially divided in two parts, the "naughty side" and the "nice side". The famous Danish writer H. C. Andersen wrote his first fairy tale in one of Nyhavn houses (no 20), lived for 19 years in another one (no 67, on the shown side, although Im not 100% sure), and ended his life in yet another one (no 18). Nowadays Nyhavn is one of Copenhagen tourist attractions while being also very popular with the locals. That is thanks to its atmosphere, the still present sailing ships, the colourful facades of the old houses, and the numerous outdoor restaurants and bars. Photos of Nyhavn are certainly not a rarity, but those with the canal covered with ice are likely much less frequent.

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Additional Photos by Claude Belanger (cebe) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 155 W: 13 N: 294] (1491)
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