Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A modest plaque

The answer to yesterday's question (which famous Dane lived in Nyhavn?) is the fairytale writer and poet Hans Christian Andersen. He lived in a house, number 67, near to the one with yesterday's figurine in 1845 - 1864 and a modest plaque in Danish tells about it. Actually he lived in Nyhavn on three different adresses, in number 20 in 1834 - 1938, in number 67 and last in number 18 in 1874 - 1875. So many of his fairytales where written with a view to the many sailing ships in the busy harbour. Maybe this inspired him to go on his many travels around Europe.