How those Nyhavn boats keep so nice and clean

Boat washers on Nyhavn Canal, Copenhagen. Standing on floating platforms alongside one of the dozen or so vessels parked- or is moored the right word?- to the quay. Some are tied side-by-side to save space. A channel is left down the middle the tour boats and the mallard ducks' navigation
Two boat washers on Nyhavn Canal scrub the sides of one of the ships moored to the quay. They washed this one for over an hour before moving on to the next one. Some ships are double-parked, tied alongside another to save space, leaving a center channel wide enough for tour boats and mallard ducks. The washers worked standing on their wooden rafts, moving on to the next boat by pushing off and floating gently down the stream. Merrily, even. Watercolor over pencil on Arches 140 lb. cold press paper, 9″ x 12″

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