Saturday, August 02, 2008

Finishing up Denmark...Christiania

We are back in Copenhagen. Feels good to end our time with one last day here! Copenhagen will go down as a favorite city.
Such a refeshing awesome sight to see everyone biking...and to "feel" what Denmark is known for...being the happiest place on earth!

We have one destination in mind while being in Copenhange. Christiania. We'd heard about it and seen some book so we were curious and hadn't had time to get there before we left for Czech. Very interesting! It a cool, beautiful place to wander around with a lake right in the middle. Awesome little Vegetarian Cafe's and one of the best latte's we had on our whole trip :)

Christiania is known as Freetown Christiania (Danish: Fristaden Christiania)- a partially self-governing neighbourhood of about 850 residents, covering 34 hectares (85 acres) in the borough of Christianshavn in the Danish capital Copenhagen. Christiania has established semi-legal status as an independent community, but has been a source of controversy since its creation in a squatted military area in 1971. Its open cannabis trade was tolerated by authorities until 2004. Since then, measures for normalising the legal status of the community have led to conflicts, and negotiations are ongoing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freetown_Christiania




























2 comments:

me said...

your pictures are soooo great! I just LOVE the colours!!!

Cassandra said...

wow. the color is fascinating.