Saturday, January 30, 2010


(Above photo by Birgit Carlsson)

Surveys show that the Danish people are the most content people on the planet. Christiania is a small community of 850 residents covering about 85 acres in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. Christiania was founded in 1971 when many people began to live in an area that was abandoned by the military. Initially, the area was populated with vagrants and squatters, but developed into somewhat of a hippie community where freedom is embraced. Freedom for artists, musicians and yes, drug dealers. The residents developed their own set of rules, completely independent of the Danish government. Strolling the streets of Christiania you will find paintings, sculptures, live music and theatre. Read more about Christiania at

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