Our neighbors have four cars and a three-car garage. Yet they keep them all in the garage. How do they do it? They stack their two Corvettes! They roll one in the elevator, on the right, raise it up and roll in the second Vette under the first one. Pretty ingenious, don’t you think?
Nyhavn, which means New Harbor) is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is lined by brightly colored 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants. The canal harbors many historical wooden ships, and at night it is lit by graceful street lights that, back in the good old days, were originally gas lamps. Their presence evokes a graceful past of soft light and deep shadows. Today the old is mixed with neon signs for commercial establishments offering food and drink.
We had the pleasure of staying along the Nyhavn Canal in Copenhagen. Nyhavn means new harbor, only this harbor is centuries old and knew the likes of Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875). Once upon a time he lived at various times in three houses along the canal. He wrote many of his fairy tales here, just a few doors down from our hotel. The canal at 9 a.m. is a beautiful place, with the morning light setting the mood as it struggles to break through thick clouds.
In my wandering around the ancient and charming streets of Ortygia on the Ionian Sea off the coast of Italy, every view is a photo op. But usually it’s a lovely S curve of cobblestones, an architectural detail or a quaint storefront. What I liked about this image was the starkness of the two colors and loneliness of the clothespins, waiting for laundry they could anchor in the sun.
I love the sunwashed colors and light of southeast Sicily. This windowscape depicted that for me, and I particularly like the splash of the laundry and the light shadows casually falling across the stuccoed wall.