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Av EvaLena Hallgren - 15 augusti 2015 21:55

and we are om top of the woooooorrld

well, kind of, we are right outside a small west coast town called SMÖGEN, and we're parked on top of the ciffs. Tonight will be our second night here...........it's a little windy up here, but the wiev is awesome...........

     

Mom says I'm jumping and climbing on these cliffs like a goat ............I think she means it as a good thing..................because I'm having a greeeeat time

 

I'm taking a break to lay down and to admire the  sun  down...................

 

 

 

This morning we were to explore two towns KUNGSHAMN and SMÖGEN, and off we went on the bike........ I totally enjoy these excursions we make on the bike. To relax laying in the basket, the sun, the wind in my hair, and all the smells............life is good......................and I think Mom likes them too, 


   

This is Kungshamn........

 

 

 

This place is gorgeous, but with one little problem.....................HILLS, and big ones.................Mom's huffing and puffing is not pretty................good thing she isn't smoking, she would be weezing too.....I try my best to ignore it and listen to all the beautiful sounds of nature instead.....

 

     

 

Still I'm a little proud of Mom to make it over this bridge, twice............it was a gorgoues wiev, not sure Mom looked that much..................she was just mumbling to herself as she carefully pedaled looking straight ahead.............I say it's no big deal, bridge is strong enough for both of us ..............ooh, That wasn't the problem was it ? right .......heights ......

 

 

Smögen  with 1,329 inhabitants, It is one of the liveliest "summer towns" of the Swedish West Coast, so the town population is much greater during summer month.

The community actually straddled several islands that lay so close together that the space in between has since been filled, and is now considered as a single island. The town is connected to the neighbouring town Kungshamn by Smögenbron.................the height of the season is now over, but it was still pretty crowded.

 

   

a very nice town to explore, there's fresh shrimp,and many, many seafood restaurants ............and they where ok with dogs, so surprisingly we didn't sit down for lunch ? Mom says she want's to wait for company.............oh ? who's coming ?.....................surprise Mom says

 

   

 

They seem to like dogs very much here, there's a lot of them ............and I bet they're all jealous of me for having a first class ride...

 

 

 

Kungshamn, was the town on the mainland side, and is famous for its fishing industry.   It is in Kungshamn where all products for Abba seafood are being manufactured and it has been that way all since around year 1920.

Tomorrow we're moving to a different place not far from here, and prepare for friends to come by.....................who is it ?  who is it? who is it ? ......................you'll see tomorrow...

 

 

 


ANNONS
Av EvaLena Hallgren - 14 augusti 2015 09:52

Yesterday we got company from the RVclub, a lady who weren't that far from us came by, and that was cool.

 

 

We stayed 2 nights at this marina in HÖGANÄS, which was very nice and according to Mom just the right price. One of the walls was decorated with tiles made by visitors, and Mom absolutlely LOVED it........

maybe a future idea to decorate something in Florida.................it's a little like the quilt she once made where her friends was drawing a square each.

 

               

This was my favorite tile, it says happiness is a warm puppy....................well, I'm not a puppy, but I'm warm and make Mom happy every day.............right ?  

 


this was a gorgeous boat, but was parked so there was  noway to get a good picture

 

 

 

early morning picture of a fishing boat, water was like a mirror..............I didn't see it, I

snoooozed...........

 

 

 

As we were leaving Mom noticed this funny looking giraffe, so she had to turn around to get pictures..............

 

 


and what statue is complete without a pigeon on the top ?

 

 

Next stop was in a town named VARBERG, and since Mom knew this place pretty good, we went straight for the harbour, but there was only 4 spots for Rvs, and they were already taken, so we parked and went for a walk on the fortress.

     

Varberg Fortress was built in 1287-1300 by Count Jacob Nielsen as protection against his Danish king,who had declared him an outlaw after the murder of King Eric V .Jacob had close connections with King Eric of Norway and as a result got substantial Norweigan assistance with the construction. The fortress, as well as half the county, became Norwegian in 1305.

King Erik's grand daughter, Ingeborg, inherited the area from her father, King Haakon of Norway. She and her husband, established a semi-independent state out of their Norweigan, Swedish and Danish counties until the death of Erik. They spent considerable time at the fortress. 

The fortress was augmented during the late 16th and early 17th century on order by King Christian IV of Denmark. However, after the Treaty of Brömsebro in 1645 the fortress became Swedish. It was used as a military installation until 1830 and as a prison from the end of the 17th Century until 1931.

It is currently used as a museum and B&B as well as private homes. The moat of the fortress is said to be inhabited by a small lake monster. In August 2006, a couple of witnesses claimed to have seen the monster emerge from the dark water and devour a duck. The creature is described as brown, furless and with a 40 cm long tail...........

I'm pleased to walk on my own instead of being in my wagon on these cobble stones

 

For being a neutral country, Sweden sure have a ot of canons all over on their shorelines ???

 

 

They haven't been used for over 100 years Mom says............so why are there bodies still laying

around ? they don't look old ?

 

 


 

This must be the dinner bell ?

 

 

 

and this is the old bath house that was built in 1823,and it's cold water and a place where you swim naked, men and woman separate.

VARBERG has a tradition of many health spas, and this is the oldest. 

 

The wiev from the fort is awsome..............somewhere behind the horizon is America.............

   

 

Down there is Lucy waiting.................and it's lika a sauna inside ...........finally nice warm weather woohooo says Mom 

 


After exploringg this town, we kept on going North, staying in a place near KUNGSBACKA.We got closer to Gothenburg, but this morning we found out there's no showing at the Volvo factory on Fridays, so I suppose will just pass, since we're both sick of big cities.

all is well, miss you all











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Av EvaLena Hallgren - 12 augusti 2015 07:26

So we are parked at a marina again, this time in a small town called HÖGANÄS located on the west coast south of Gothenburg. Yesterday morning I woke up in a parking lot by a gas station. A horrrible rainstorm, thunder and lightning startd around 3 am. I was terrified, so Mom and I stayed in bed until 1 pm when the sun came out again.

   

Now we continued to a city named LUND, mom wanted to check out a church that had scared her so as a puppy. (Her parents took her to a lot of churches as a puppy ) and something very traumatic happened here, not in the church tough..................Mom lost Lucy !!!.........I was lucky to be in my wagon, but I heard Moms hartbeat and huffing as she anxiously walked the streeets looking for Lucy, thinking about the parking ticket she'll surley have since now we're way over the time limit. More than an hour later, there she was .............and no ticket...........puuhh


 



So the Lund cathedral is a huge "clump" overtowering everything in a town with no other tall buildings...........

 

As most of the Swedish churches, this one is also built a long time ago.....1085 is one date, but it's not exact...........

In 1234 the church suffered an extensive fire. When the church was rebuilt a lecture wall, new vaults and a new facade to the west were added. Many valuable artistic additions were done to the church in mediaeval times. In the 1370s, magnificent gothic choir stalls where installed in the church, and in 1398 a gothic, cupboard-shaped wooden altarpiece was placed in the main chapel. An astronomical clock was installed in the navee around 1424 and renovated many times.

The clock is quite interesting, it was was constructed c. 1380. After having been in storage since 1837, it was restored and put back in place in 1923.

On top of the clock there are two knights that mark the hours. The upper board of the clock is the astronomical clock. It shows, among other things, the different phases of the Moon and where the Sun sets.

The lower board of the clock is a calendar. With the help of it one can, among other things, calculate when different mobile religious holidays will fall, and on which weekday a certain date will fall. In the middle of the calendar stands Saint Lawrence, the Patron saint of the Cathedral, and by his side the Symbols of the four evangelists. The present board of the clock goes from 1923 to 2123, after which a new one will be needed so that the clock can still be used.


 

 

The cathedral's towers stand 55 meters high and are, with their pyramidical roofs, a landmark on the skyline of Lund and clearly visible from the surrounding wide plain. The towers are not open to the general public. The oldest church bell was made in 1513.

 

This is how I'm incongnito when I need to get into places I'm not allowed, I keep quiet and can still see what's going on to the sides  

 

under th church was the crypt, The crypt has remained largely untouched , and this was a scary place Mom thought as a pup.

The crypt's main altar is the oldest altar in the church and was consecrated on 30 June 1123 by archbishop Asser, it contain many sarcophagi, chests and grave slabs..............which could be spooky when you're little............

 

According to the Swedish tradition, when the man (a monk) returned and said the name, Jätten Finn became angry and wrapped his arms around a pillar in order to pull it out and destroy the cathedral. But at that moment he was turned into stone, and that is why there is a stone man hugging a pillar in this day. Another theory is that the carving represents the biblical figure Samson, who sacrificed himself by toppling the pillars of a Philistine temple.

 

not sure what gruesome story it is behind this statue 

  

The choir area is occupied by some finely carved and decorated wooden seats known as choir stalls, where the clergy sit, stand or kneel during services. The armrests to these chairs are carved wooden figures bending over crawling.................. and the purpose ???

 


Enough of these dark gloomy church buildings, out on the streets it's warm and sunny..........well, maybe not for all.............this has become a very common sight in Sweden. It's mostly poor Romanians begging for money. Most of them don't play an instrument, they just sit. Many Swedes claims it's organized criminals forcing them to, but so far there's no proof of that..........

 

At the The town square there was chantarellen,(yummi  says Mom ) vegetables and flowers to buy

   

When Mom finally found Lucy, we left town driving North, and ended up sitting in traffic for hours, (accident ) some drivers shouted out for Mom to put on coffee, since we weren't going anywhere.........

we could have...............but she didn't......

 

 

the country side is all farmland, and it's pretty .........

   

This marina is so close to the city we can walk,and there's a pub, andrestaurants here, so we might stay  for another night.............

Mom has a book she wants to finish, and I .................well, there's always time for a nap......

 

 

 



Av EvaLena Hallgren - 10 augusti 2015 09:57

At 5 am thismorning Mom got me out of bed for a bath. The reason is she wanted it done before anyone else was up, since she had found a great bathtub for babies (no dogs allowed) besides having to get up so early it feels good to be clean.

 

Weatheer is gray and gloomy, so we'll pack up and head to Sweden..................at least that's the plan, but you you know everything could change in a minute....

OK, I do know that this trip is costing money, but bank robbery ?????  MOM I had nothing to do with it, my paws are clean....................you're on your own on this one.................

yesterday morning Mom went for her early walk watching the sunrise.................I don't care how pretty it is, I'll rather sleep.

     


this would be a great house to own, right on the water

 

seagulls shedding ..............or maybe they had a fight ?

 

 

this farmer is kicking up a lot of dust...............not good for breathing, but cool to look at

 

   

Mom almost thought of going for a swim ....................but noooooooo too cold

 

 


OK, Mom I really wish you'll put the camera down and drive..........especially in a round about when you don't know where you're going...............but, but that's a really cool car....

 

OK that spelling is not fooling me,I can read and just because it's an å, it's still reads boring.................. I'm NOT going to a place that's boring.................why would we ?  

 

time to pack up and move on.......

 


Av EvaLena Hallgren - 9 augusti 2015 07:29

 Yupp, sure enough we did get to Legoland, but I was a little worried since most of the night it was raining. We stayed at a field by a farm house, and as ususal Mom was up by the early dawn, and there was a big black cloud up above. 

Still as soon as Mom had her coffee, and me my morning run, we went to a completely empty parking lot at Legoland, parked and waited..........and that was a smart thing to do, because by 9.30, the clouds broke up, the lot exploded with cars and it looked like it was going to be an OK day. Yes I was able to come along in my carriage, and again Mom had to put up with a lot of comments and giggles about that...............but who cares .......

 

 The first Legoland was opened more than 40 years ago in 1968 in BILLUND, Denmark and it is also the park using the highest number of Lego bricks - over 58 million pieces.......(who counted ?)

The largest Lego-themed park in the world is in Orlando Florida which opened in late 2011, but Mom has been there (no dogs in that park ) and she wasn't impressed.

This park on the other hand is amazing, sure it's mostly geared to kids, but .................yeah, who cares, Mom is a kid at hart. 

This is a scene from Copenhagen we just visited.

   

and here's Amsteram

 

 

The details and all the interactive moving parts sure made it interesting even for adults.

This is Sweden and the Channel with all it's locks, that we visited last time we where here with Adrienne..

   

and yes the boat was moving along...........

here's a very well known hotel by one of the channels

 

Swedish midsummer, and a guy fixing his Volvo

 

   

I found a little friend who didn't think it's weird me sitting in a carriage, I liked her

 

 


This of course is the capitol, and we all know that lady in NY harbor......and the guys on the mountain.........the pigeon is not part of the display,  but we know how they like statues...........

   

 

 


here's fishermen on a bridge in Holland, and a guy out on a whale watching cruise 

 

           

 

They had all different scenes, a little indian town, where you can cook your own hot dog wrapped in dough, on an open fire. Notice the only one wearing a feather playing the game is the old guy ..........

     

 

They even paid tribute to me visiting.................yeah right 

 

This dog should see a doctor, he never stopped peeing ???

 

    

 

Now we're in Norway ..........

     

Every winter all the little pieces and people are taken in to be washed...............

The small details really impressed, you had to look closley to notice all the work they put in to it. 

 

   

look at that guy carrying all the packages for the lady shopping..........

 

 

 

 

A kodak moment

 


  

In the pirate cove there was a lot of shark swimming around, but I don't think they were hungry, because the little duck baby didn't looke scared at all.

 

 

Mom got a real kick out of these signs for the bathrooms

 

 

they had legocars, kids could drive and get traffic lessons, they even had their own police woman with a radar gun.

 

and of course they had a zoo

     

HEY,HEY..........where is this guy taking me ? .........MOOOOOMM.............I didn't do it ..........I swear...

 

 

 

Here's Cape Canaveral, which is close to where I live in Florida............sure, they had this in Orlando also, but this one was narrated in English ! and they made a pretend launch, with count down,smoke, fire and boom......and.............it was awesome

 

Here's the snoring guy who's twin is snoring in Florida............must be a tired family 

 

 

we spent almost all day here exploring, and when we finaly left, both exhausted, Mom said we should drive towards Copenhagen and get back to Sweden.

 

 

When we stopped so I could smell the flowers ;-)

 


 

 she had changed her plans, (what else is new) after we went over the first bridge, to the middle island called FYN, she noticed a campsite right on the beach...........a place called VEJLBY FED and off we went.

The place is great, clean and inexpensive and a few steps to the water..........we'll stay here for at least 2 nights, and maybe, just maybe Mom will go for a swim ..................I would if she let me..........

 

This is how the country of Denmark looks like, we have been a bit in to the blue part, which is the only part of Denmark that's attached to main land. (Germany) Right now we are in the green part at the X, and Copenhagen is located on the right side of the purple part.

 

 

can you see the X where we are now ?

 

 

 


all is great..........

see you tomorrow. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Av EvaLena Hallgren - 7 augusti 2015 07:48

So we left ODENSE in the afternoon after walking around for hours. The entire town is like a mace. Mom couldn't find her way around even with a map, so we ( SHE ) did a lot of walking. I sat in my ride checking everything out, and it was a good thing since it was sooo crowded, I would risked getting stepped on.

 

Odense is Denmarks third largest city, and here's a very interesting statue ..........????

 

 

 

some very interesting people too, and bikes ,bikes ,bikes

 

we had to cross another bridge to get here, since this town is located on an island named FYN.The bridge is 18 km. long

 

Odense is the birthplace of H.C.Andersen, and they have special tours to walk in his footsteps.........Mom thought that was too crowded and hot so forget about it............and here the man  himself is melting on the sidewalk.

 

 

Lots of interesting buildings here, but for some reason Mom wasn't all that  inspired to do anyting. She said she had enough of big cities,and since almost every Dane smokes, she's having a hard time with her allergies again.

       

we sat down for lunch at an outdoor cafe, and had "smörrebröd" which is an open sandwich. In this case it was 3 of them. I did get a lot of the roastbeef, which Mom considered too well done........I thought it was great.......... 

Food in Denmark is AMAZING, you can't get a bad meal here, and let's not talk about their pasteries............wooohoooo yummmm

 

Here's proof that most Danes smoke.................or ??

 

   

 

In the afternon we continued to a town called HORSENS, which is a town on the "main"part of Denmark, this part is attatched to Germany. On the highway Mom was wondering about these painted white markings ?? After asking around she found out it's markings to avoid rubbernecking. You're suppposed to be able to see a certain amount of marks depending of your speed..........not a bad idea 

 

 

 

It's still very sunny and warm, in the eighties, just right if I may say so.....................have no clue as to where we'll be going today, but I thought I heard something about Legoland ..........but that's for kids ?? 

so what ? om says................well as long as I don't get to stay and watch Lucy again ............Danes are OK with dogs almost everywhere she tells me, so we'll see....................

until than.................see ya

 

 

 

 


Av EvaLena Hallgren - 5 augusti 2015 19:38

Tonight we are in ODENSE, the birthplace of HC Andersen, and Mom is doing laundry. We didn't leave Copenhagen until afternoon, because Mom had thought of going back to Sweden since we had a horrid rainstorm last night, and any further trip would have been no fun. The thunder and lightning was so awful I was shaking hard...........I know I know, Mom keep saying it's no danger, but it's hard for me to believe that. Anyway around noon it started to clear up and it got sunny again, so off we went.

 

But first let me  continue in Copenhagen, we biked ( ok, I rode) another full day, and we went to Rosenborg castle in the middle of the city.

   

The Rosenborg  is another  renaisseance castle, and it  was originally built as a country summerhouse in 1606 and is an example of Christian's IV many architectural projects. It was built in the Dutch  style, typical of Danish buildings during this period, and has been expanded several times, finally evolving into its present condition by the year 1624

 

 

 The Rosenborg Castle Garden is the country's oldest royal garden and was embellished in the Renaissance style by Christian IV shortly before the construction of the main castle. Today, the gardens are a popular retreat for the people of Copenhagen, and attract an estimated 2.5 million visitors every year.............the scent of all the roses gave Moms allergies a lot of troubles

     

 

Lots of people laying around reading and napping.......and some of them looks like Americans ?

 

 

 

Next to the castle are barracks where the Royal life guards is garrisoned. ..........here's new guys getting trained to guard the castle and the queen..............It's hot, and they had to wear those bearskin hats...............it's silly I think.. How could they run after crooks in them ??

   

 

This guy already knows his stuff.............

 

  

so here he is protecting a stonefaced Queen...............

 

 

 

We continued biking to Moms favorite place when she was a puppy, but it doesn't even look close to what it was 40 years ago..................NOW it's super crowded with tourists, and wall to wall restaurants. 

Back than it was tattoo parlors, bars and sailors............

     

Not sure what this is supposed to mean, but maybe it has something to do with couples getting married, the locks has names on them .

Guess they  just throw the key in the canal, so there's no way of getting dethatched ?

 

 

we wanted to sit down and get a bite to eat, so Mom managed to get a spot for her bike, but first she had to move me to the back basket, since there was no way of getting me out from the front...

 

   

I found a great seat with this guy, who is biking tourists around for money............puh what a job !!!!!

 

  

 

Artists sho




    

 

This guy was MOm's favorite, a guy looking so happy just as long as someone was listening........we didn't see a hat or anything where he was begging for money ???

 

The art museum 

 

 


another guy pointing to us in the street ................now what's Mom doing wrong ??

 

 

oh well, we're finally heading back to Lucy, after a long day in the city.........and like I said, EVERYBODY is biking............and fast.........Mom is still not keeping up,and when she stops to take pictures of something we're in trouble, because we're in their way...............

just GO !!!!! we don't need pictures I say ...........ok, ok now i don't even remember what I'm taking pictures off ........

 

     

 

Forget about it, just keep pedaling .................

 

   


All over the place it's construction, I think all of Denmark is getting a facelift, even in the country side there is diggings and pavings and cranes ...........and

 

   

This must be some kind of greenhouse ?  or one of those experiental self contained housing ...........who knows, big city is making me tired..........

 

 

 


 laundry is done, and it's time for my evening walk ............see you tomorrow

 

 

 


Av EvaLena Hallgren - 4 augusti 2015 18:14

We have been in Copenhagen for 2 days now, and boy do I have a lot show and tell, but let me finish the story from our previous stay. 

There was beautiful bike paths everywhere and Mom happy as a lark pedaled me around everywhere.

Here we saw some really cute longhaired cows. They even had their own schratching post, and a pond to swim.

     

We passed several small fishing villages and marinas, all looking pretty much the same.

 

turning around going back home, we met some race bikers who said something not so nice, and pointed to the other side. We kept looking but didn't see anything, so Mom said these race bikers are always in a hurry and want the entire road to themselves. ..........not to worry, but than .....................another regular guy came, and he too pointed to the other side saying something in a tone that didn't sound nice ? Mom ! you're doing something wrong I said, fix it, I don't like this at all..............oki doki. 
MOm finally realized there's a bikepath on BOTH sides, and apparantly it's real important to be on the right side ? Oh in Florida we bike on either side and get along ...........there's plenty of room for both of us...........ok so when in Rome you know.............Mom changed side and all is well...................until we got in to Copenhagen...............OMG
Here I was put on bikewatch while MOm ran in to the supermarket, she locked my collar to the bike, so what choice did I have ??
 
 
 

In the evening Mom painted the rocks she got from our last stop, 

 

on the evening walk we saw these pretty flowers and thistles

   

SO now to Copenhagen, we're staying at a place called Citycamp, it's dusty and primitive, but the location makes it all worth it. As soon as we got things in order we pedaled in to the city and let me tell you guys, everybody is biking, and by that I mean EVERYBODY. Mom is too slow, and can't keep up so we get passed all the time. 

Now, apparently there’s a whole bunch of rules too. Of course you stop at the light, but if you’re going to stop and turn at the light you put up your hand, right for right turn and...... .well you get the picture.. If you’re turning without stopping, you just put your arm out in that direction. ok
All this is done very very fast, Mom doesn’t have a chance in hell to keep up, so I just duck down in my basket and  pretend not being alive. ..............in any event, the way this is going it may come true.............
look, there's so many bikes they have several levels of parking
 
 
here we go ............
 
Look Mom , we can rent an electric bike, and than maybe you can keep up with traffic..............................no way no how, she says, this is good enough, or you'll walk ...........
 
 
Sorry Mom..........
 
 
This guy is very nice to his dog giving it shelter while he's preforming for the people
 
We're at the main street called Stroget,and here's always all kind of street artists, this guy is just standing still ??  and that's an art ?
 
it is very crowded on this street, so thankfully Mom walked with the bike, and even that was difficult
 
         
these kind of bikes are a common sight here
 
 
let's get one please please, I would get so much more room, and I can have ...................forget about it
 
    
 
 
Mom decided to get away from the crowds and go to CHRISTIANIA, which is a "free town" that the hippies occupied 40 something years ago.
NONONO, shit MOm are you sure this is the right place ? it looks a little................seedy ???
 
 
Yeah, no worries we'll be fine. A lot of artists live here, and Mom had the best lunch and a smoothie to die for, ALL organic, fresh and you know what..........
 
For some reason you werent allowed to take any pictures on what was called Pushers street, but you know how Mom is, she snuck in one anyway..........behind those curtains they were selling mariuana, and it's NOT legal, but after cops constant raids trying to stop it, they finally gave up ..........and now they say it's keeping the heavier drugs out .............???
 
      

Christiania covers an area of more than 85 acres
and houses almost one thousand inhabitants, but every year, more than a million people visit the Freetown. Some of them use Christiania almost every day, others pay a quick visit to the village in the middle of Copenhagen. Christiania is thus one of the greatest tourist attractions in Copenhagen, and abroad it is a well-known “brand” for the progressive and liberated Danish lifestyle. Many Danish businesses and organizations also use Christiania as a show place for their foreign friends and guests. The purpose is to show something Danish that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

       


In November 2008 Christiania brought on a court case against the state concerning the collective use of the total area and identity of Christiania. A part of this court case about the individual citizens of Christiania’s right to their houses or businesses was held in March 2009. The verdict in the High Court on May 26, 2009 was in both cases negative towards Christiania, which lost both cases. Christiania appealed both cases to the Supreme Court and on February 11, 2011 Christiania lost again!

Then soon after this the state made Christiania an offer to buy buildings and land in the ‘city area’, buying buildings and renting land in the ‘suburbs’ and renting buildings and land in ‘the country side’.

 

       



Christiania decided to accept the offer and July 1, 2012 a Foundation was created to buy Christiania for 125 mill. Danish kr. (= 16.8 mill. Euros). Of this amount 40 mill. Danish kr. were deducted from the price because Christiania had promised to renovate and maintain water, sewages, electricity, rights of ways and the rural spaces.

Extra 30 mill. Danish kr. can also be deducted from the original amount, if projects done on any of the listed buildings or land is made in agreement with the state.
Yes – Christiania is an open area for everybody to use. So Welcome!
Yes – People in Christiania pay rent. (Every adult above the age of 18 pays a monthly fee of 1.200 Danish kr. (= 160 Euros). On top of this one has to pay for the amount of space one occupies (Square meter payment). The money goes to pay the mortgage and the 5 children institutions run by Christiania, the technical management (water, sewage, building maintenance and open areas.)
On top of this every citizen and business are meant to take care and pay for the maintenance of their own housing. Houses, living space or business space cannot be bought or sold, so people who leave Christiania will not have compensation for their investments in Christiania’s house or land.

Yes – Christiania pays building tax to the city of Copenhagen

Yes – Christiania has had agreements, so called “treaties” with all the different governments of Denmark since 1972.

No – There are not any illegal houses or living space in Christiania.

The government has said that Christiania could remain an alternative-lifestyle community as long as residents obeyed the law, paid rent and stopped selling drugs................which they obviously have NOT

The enclave took root in 1971 when dozens of hippies moved into a derelict 18th-century fort on state-owned land. In 1987 Christiania, the name residents gave to the fort, was recognised as a "social experiment" and people living there were later given the right to use the land, but not permitted ownership. The government now wants to end that agreement.

This bikeshop should have a booming business

 

there's a lot jamming here too, the guy in red pants could hardly stand up, drunk or something, but he sure could play the guitar........

 

 

and this kid listening very intent.....

 

 

I can see why the government would like to get this property back, it's beautiful waterfront, and we biked a very nice path, with gorgeous flowers. Not all houses looked like they could handle a winter tough.

       

   

 

OK enough of this place,now we need to get back, and I for one are not trusting Mom to 100% on this one. We've been pedaling in so many directions ?? .............Piece of cake she says,........... and we get lost...........just a few blocks she said, no panic.

Copenhagen has a lot of canals, and we were on the wrong side to make it back, we only need to find a bridge .

 

and we're staying where those 3 chimenys are..................

 

 

 

Ok, we made it back, but let me tell you , Mom was pretty beat,and we went early to bed. 

We did it again for one more day, and I'll tel you about that tomorrow............

It's really time to make supper now, and take me for my evening walk 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 


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