For some reason the highest concentration of original and cool street signs in Copenhagen are found in Pisserenden (the pissing gutter). The district that in a fancy touristy term is also named "the latin quarter" is located in the centre of the city, but it has its very own down to earth flavor with lots of small bars and secondhand stores. Unlike the rest of central Copenhagen, there is a lot of people living here, including small families with children, and it keeps the area alive when the rest of the "inner city" closes down at 17.30 (sharp). Sometimes I will make a detour on my way through town just to keep an eye on the latest development. It's the signs that keeps me coming back:
A mix of two classics: the barber shop candy stripes on the cobblers boot. How crazy cool is this!?
Recent addition Mit Nye Hjem (my new home) the headquarters of Hvass & Hannibal and friends.
L'education Nationale, the classic French kitchen.
See what I mean about the signs?
Floss, the bar staying true to its roots since the beginning.
Nothing but respect!
Pisserenden is also the place of the real deal (sigh, the colors on that day..) and where they offer to pierce your tires for free (or ship them off to Poland) if you park your ride in the wrong place. Pisserenden is your proof that a city is only alive when people live there. Otherwise it's just a theme park.