Things to see in Copenhagen: Yellow houses of Nyboder

by Emiel van den Boomen on July 1, 2015

Bikes in Nyboder Copenhagen

I have been traveling to Copenhagen on business a couple of times this year and every time I was impressed by a collection of old, yellow houses. Rows and rows of yellow colored houses with red wooden shutters and green window-frames. From behind the taxi window I always wondered about these houses: why were they built like this and who lived there? They really impressed me. But before I could get my camera out of my bag the traffic light went green and my taxi accelarated…

Until last month when I accidentally booked a hotel right next to my favorite yellow houses. Time to wander around and take some pictures!

Yellow houses and bikes

Old houses at Nyboder

Nyoder detail

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Canals of Leiden

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Buddhist places in Myanmar

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Cool buddhist places Myanmar

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Inle Lake Myanmar

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