I loved Nyhavn. It wasn't what I was expecting (major tourist attraction, tons of tourists, bars and traffic). It was really calm like it had just woken up, serene and quiet, full of light and color.
It wasn't difficult to imagine how it would be in full swing, back when it was an area for sailors and prostitutes, gambling houses and delinquency. Really it's the ideal setting for the image we have in our heads of where novels such as Moby Dick, or Jack London novels, could easily begin.
The spring appears not to have changed and the houses right next to it look like they're right off of