• Christianshavn, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Image ID
    FOT638543
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    13.5 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    5388 x 3690 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    456 x 312 mm
    18.0 x 12.3 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    boats canal water moorings sightseeing tourist tourism travel leisure nautical maritime vessels waterways sunshine Kopenhagen Copenhagen Danemark Danish towns cities capital European Europe
    Description
    Christianshavn is an artificial island neighbourhood located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was founded in the early 17th century by Christian IV as part of his extension of the fortifications of Copenhagen. Originally, it was laid out as an independent privileged merchant's town with inspiration from Dutch cities but it was soon incorporated into Copenhagen proper. Dominated by canals, it is the part of Copenhagen with the most nautical atmosphere. For much of the 20th century a working-class neighbourhood, Christianshavn developed a bohemian reputation in the 1970s and it is now a fashionable, diverse and lively part of the city with its own distinctive personality, with residents tending to see themselves first as Christianshavners and then as Copenhageners. Businessmen, students, artists, hippies and traditional families with children live side-by-side.
    Uploader
    David Anthony Lloyd Davies
    Contributor
    David Anthony Lloyd Davies
    Date Taken
    1990s
    Uploaded on
    2009-12-10
    Collection
    Europe
    Category
    Transport
    Sub Category
    Waterways
    Setting
    Outdoor
    People
    With people
    Number of people
    many
    Dominant colour
    #101000