Having just moved to Copenhagen I am exploring the city as much as possible while the weather is still fine and the light good for taking photographs. So I guess, more than many people, I’m looking for road names.
What is interesting is the variety of signs - from simple lettering painted directly on the plasterwork of buildings to elaborate carved stone on prominent facades. Where the front is in fine-cut stone and on more recent concrete facades, letters of the street name are sometimes cast or cut out from metal as a silhouette. The Havnegade sign is particularly distinguished as it is on the side of the National Bank.
The typefaces and fonts of the lettering are equally varied and well worth looking at although I’m worried I may become an accident statistic looking up and stepping back to take a photograph rather than watching for cyclists taking the corner at speed.