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Christiania, known as Kristina, is also known as Libertytown Christiania (English: Freetown Christiania Danish: Christiania). It is an area where about 1,200 residents claim to leave the Christian district. It is 34 hectares (84 acres). It is located in the south of Christianshavn in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has its own flag and law. It has become a tourist attraction in Copenhagen and a famous red light district and drug trading area.
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In 1971, a group of cynical, passive and decadent hippies occupied an old barracks called “Christiania” not far from the center of Copenhagen, where they set up their own camp and established their own status. The so-called “free city”.
Initially, the Danish police were preparing to ban the hugs that the hippies gathered, but for a variety of reasons they ended up failing. Part of the reason is that this “Free City” has a large area and a large population, but more importantly, because many people think that this “free city” is a social experimental base worthy of reservation.
All the buildings in “Free City” are almost full of hippie-style graffiti, the form is absurd, the color is fancy, but it has a striking effect. It can be seen that most of the residents in the city come from the bottom of society, belonging to the frustrated in society, or a group of people who have been alienated from society. Their images are unkempt, oddly dressed, and look disappointing. On the surface, the living atmosphere of “Free City” is still peaceful. There are shops, bars, dance halls and hawkers selling souvenirs. Some residents in the city chat casually in the sun, and their children play on the grass. The taboos in the “Free City” to take picl. Visitors are generally limited to external browsing, and it is not welcome to visit the house of residents in the city. Therefore, the stories about inside the house in the “Free City” are hard to know.
In 1996, “Free City” celebrated its 25th anniversary birthday, and became a hot spot for the community and the media. Many famous musicians and singers also went to the concert to congratulate. In the midst of a celebration, many people still feel that this utopian dream is being gradually eroded by harsh facts. The ideal of “Free City” is to build a society without grades where money does not dominate, but today hawkers of all kinds are making huge profits in the city. The idea of ”Free City” is anarchist, but now everything in it is almost regulated according to a strict internal regulation. The original intention of “Free City” is that everyone can live in it, but it is very difficult for a person to want to live in it now. He must get a vote in favor of someone who knows him. Despite this, the residents of “Free City” still believe that this social experimental base will survive stubbornly.
At present, “Free City” has about 1,000 residents. The Free City covers an area of 84 acres and contains dozens of buildings that have been in disrepair. “Free City” is now one of Copenhagen’s tourist attractions, receiving approximately 500,000 visitors a year. Cafés, bars and restaurants in the city are all available. Cannabis is the main economy of the “Free City”. Although the police visit twice a month, the cannabis transaction is still open in the city. According to the relevant authorities in Copenhagen, the annual transaction volume of drugs in “Free City” is about 6 million kronor. In addition, 75% of residents receive government unemployment, illness and other types of relief. “Free City” also adopted the policy of “economic diversification” and started some enterprises, such as producing fireplaces, wooden furniture, bicycles, etc., and also established tour guide services in the city.
The authorities decided several times to close the “Free City”, but they were organized and resolutely resisted by the residents of “Free City”. After several rounds of negotiations between the two sides, a compromise was finally reached, and the “Free City” continued to exist. “Free City” promised to refuse serious criminals to hide, but insisted that the authorities give certain tolerance to soft drug city transactions. What is important is that “Free City” promised to pay taxes to the authorities. Today, the “Finance Department” of “Free City” collects rents from residents in addition to the income of unknown sources. The proceeds are used to purchase the necessary public facilities and pay the annual land rent of some krona of the Ministry of National Defense.
When we come here, we will always see a lot of colorful and excellent graffiti works. Unlike the big city scenery in Copenhagen, the buildings here are also painted by artists with strong bohemian style. I have to say that these Graffiti works are very good. The graffiti wall here will be replaced from time to time, so next time you will see different works. If you are interested in graffiti art, when you come to Copenhagen, don’t miss this place. Maybe you still have the opportunity to discuss creation with them.
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