Friday, 4 September 2015

Freakin' At Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen

In an eastern neighborhood of Copenhagen sits a semi-autonomous region called Christiania. Imagine if Haight Ashbury survived and flourished, eventually wrestling jurisdiction from San Francisco to California.

Christiania started as a squatter hippie paradise in an old military compound around 1971. It still has a similar vibe with graffiti art added and a cannabis trade tolerated - for now.

It's obvious when you've reached your destination.

The graffiti is accomplished, as is the re-use of various counter-culture totems.

Dressed for lunch.

Drifting into theme park set dressing. Banksy has nothing on Christiania.

Time to move on....

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