5.08.2011

Christiania

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Outfit Details:
Pea coat: C/O BB Dakota
Gray jeans: AG
Cat hat: gift from forever ago
Keds: thrited
Last minute backpack: from my mom

The bulk of these photos are from when we visited Christiania which is this huge sort of self sustaining commune that has been kind of living outside of the rules for 30 years. I think people live on this property (which maybe used to be a huge army barrack or something like that) rent free as long as they maintain the grounds. It's so awesome. There are shops, vegetarian restaurants, bars, a mini skate park--everything! It was such a beautiful place, lots of flowers and greenery everywhere. There is a huge lake on one side and flowers, green hills, and trees seemingly at every turn. The houses are so pretty, all done in different colors and since the area isn't properly developed all the houses look way different.  Also there were lots of pups prancing around which was too cute. A definite must see if you ever visit Copenhagen!

Let's see, what else....this day Grant and I took the public, basically free city bikes (you put in a 20 kroner coin and then get it back once you return the bike) for a ride around town. Everyone bikes in Copenhagen. EVERYONE. And the lamest looking bike is like the coolest bike in the U.S. It seems like Copenhagen was built for bike riding because there is a whole different platform/ section of the street that you can bike on separate from the cars and pedestrian traffic. You have to bike like you are driving a car, so always stay to the right and obey traffic signals.

Also, check out that photo of the strawberry treat in this post! We went to this bakery that I think is maybe a chain (they had one in Strotget too...which I ate at today) and it was crazy. That strawberry thing is sliced strawberries on top of a little mountain of real whipped cream on top of this dense sugar cookie type creation that is thinly coated in chocolate. Ugh. So good. 

A few other observations:
  • Spring is definitely in bloom! Tons of tulips and pretty flowers at every turn (not just in Christiania). Even the dandelions look better here.
  • Everyone is very law abiding, jay walking is unknown here.
  • There is no trash
  • Most people are friendly and very sweet and thankfully for us, speak English
  • There are 7-11s all over the place. It's so weird, like you can be standing on the street and see three different 7-11s from your vantage point. The 7-11s sell slushies like in America but I don't think they have the embarrassing big gulp size. A lot of them sell nice looking pastries and son even have a gummy candy bar!

16 comments:

  1. I want your life! The photos look amazing and in such high quality!

    xxxx Mazzi Mi

    www.MazziMadeMe.com

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  2. This is awesome. Great photos!

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  3. I love these photos. More place for my 'to visit' list!

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  4. I've been enjoying your travel posts as I'm abroad at the moment too (in the Philippines). Both you and Grant look like locals in these photos, too cute! The picture of the strawberry tart made me drool a little. Surprisingly there are 7-11s here too, even in the most remote areas! KFC, Pizza Hut and McDonalds are also super popular.

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  5. i am LOVING your travel photos. i love what you capture through your lens. keep them coming! that strawberry tart treat looks so amazing. i want to eat that right now!

    finally hatachi

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  6. ash, so glad you're having a good time! tommy and i are actually going to iceland and denmark in august, so i'm getting really excited looking at these pictures. it looks fantastic. i'm going to want to hear what you think we should see after you get home. whohoo!

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  7. wonderful photos! & that pic of that strawberry dessert :D yummm!

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  8. looks like such a cool place! another set of gorg photos! hope your having fun!

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  9. I love these photos! It looks amazing there :D
    That horse has such funny hair, haha
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  10. I want to live there! And go bike riding there! It sounds so incredibly fabulous. Sigh.

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  11. aaaamazing photos. i want to go!! that's sooo cool that they have free bikes. biking is my favorite way to explore a city!

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  12. Great photos. Also, are there no bike lanes in CA? We have lots of bike lanes here, and you follow traffic rules. Do people in CA ride on the sidewalk or something?

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  13. Copenhagen sounds amazing. I think I would love it!

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  14. Awesome shots! Christiania always sounded like such a cool place, it sure looks it too :)

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  15. those places look lovely and that is interesting that they have a commune living pretty much on their own terms.

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