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.