We’re on a 2 week trip in the Baltic Sea on a very big ocean liner, which is really different for us.
After the Norway stops, we had a couple of visits in Denmark. Many crowds of tourists in Copenhagen. I used to try to get photos without tourists but I gave up that practice a long time ago to avoid frustration. So now, I just shoot the tourists, trying to somehow get some interest into the photo. This can also help you get the feeling of what it was like to be there.
Nyhavn is a very famous canal in Copenhagen, lined by restaurants and tourist traps, which is also one of the most photographed places in the world. Of course, there are millions of tourists going through there all the time, even with the $12 CDN pints of beer and $7 for 1 scoop of ice cream. Rather than trying to make postcards of Nyhavn, or selfies, of which there were thousands being made every second, I played around with the camera a bit and came up with, in my opinion, some interesting shots. These bring back a feeling of the place to me and I hope for you, as well.
Oh! and the bicycles! Probably about 100 bikes to every car in Copenhagen, which is about the opposite of Toronto. Maybe that’s part of the reason why the Danish are so happy. I didn’t see one traffic jam and rarely heard a car horn. But… more on happiness in a later blog.
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