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My previous posting showed a bunch of rather grumpy looking people, as rightly noted by Liora. I thought I had to redeem the balance by going out today to find some shiny happy people. Here's a couple of them, hot off the streets.
They are crossing the bridge Dronning Louises Bro across the long stretch of lakes between the old city and the 19th century areas like N鷨rebro. He's on rollerblades in case you wondered where his bicycle had gone.
The text on her sweatshirt reads "Bevar Christiania" that means "Save Christiania". Christiania is an old military area on Christianshavn that was vacated by the military in 1971 and promptly a bunch of hippies, squatters etc. moved in and declared it a freetown with the name Christiania, collective ownership to everything and grassroots this and that. Surprisingly this alternative city wasn't cleared right away and it still exists with it's good and bad sides. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Copenhagen. With the present right-wing government, talks of "normalizing" Christiania has re-surfaced, spurring a lot of pro-Christiania activism too.

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