There is much to say about the cosy Danish houses. This particular image comes from Christiania, a neighbourhood in Copenhagen established in 1971 by squatters, hippies, artists, and anarchists who took over an abandoned 34-hectare military camp and called it a "free state". The commune comprises about 850 residents who build their own houses, have adapted old barracks into schools, established collective businesses, run recycling programmes, art and craft shops, independently of the state.
The main street of Christiania is known as "The Green District" and is famous, if not controversial, for its cannabis trade. Taking photographs is prohibited there. However, other parts of Christiania are welcome to be photographed and is it a place worth visiting if you find yourself in Denmark.
(Despite its green colour, the house is not part of The Green District - no rules were broken!)
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emka (72032) 2014-06-28 12:44
Witaj Iza, I dlaczego robienie zdjęć jest tak surowo zabronione?? Ale Tobie sie jakos udało:). Interestujacy eksperyment w tej Zielonej Dzielnicy. Podoba mi sie to zdjęcie - mocno nasycone kontrastujące kolory, ciekawe cienie, na scianie i w oknie.Świetnas kompozycja. Pozdrawiam i zyczę miłej niedzieli Małgorzata
chrislo (4149) 2014-06-28 13:54
I like the visual effect you achieved here in this very attractive capture. With this close and effective tight framing, you have emphasized the geometric shapes and the relationship between the colours. The strong green of the painted facade stands out wonderfully against the deep blue sky. The silhouette of the FG plants is a fine add-on and seems as if it had been painted on the wall. Your composition is clean and precise. Very well done.
lousat (71247) 2014-06-28 14:17
Hi Izabela,your pics are always a step ahead,and this is another fantastic example,a minimalistic composition looking for the detail of this piece of facade and a great game made by green and blue,very original and very well done,as usual in your gallery! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
carlo62 (26654) 2014-06-28 14:48
hai avuto un buon occhio per mettere insieme la facciata verde e il cielo blu, la sottile linea delle tegole rosse è un ottimo plus.
Ottima inclusione della finestra e della silhouette della pianta, anche se preferisco la parte alta della foto.
daddo (22284) 2014-06-29 0:17
Hi Izabela. Don't be like that- such cryptic words about the locals' aversion to have their town photographed.I was beginning to be envious about this town as I read your second paragraph, then came the third which i am sure does not hide anything sinister in Christiania, but I wonder what is this thing one can smell in the air!!I do like your bold approach in your composition and the coupling of blue and green with a fine thread of red separating the two. Best wishes. Klaudio.
baclama (17245) 2014-06-29 0:25
de superbes couleurs joliment eclairées…avec de belles ombres!!
CLODO (28482) 2014-06-29 0:59
So, you didn't follow the written rule and have taken a picture! It seems that the house is covered with grass which color is in accordance with the deep blue sky. The tree leaves shadows add another interesting subject, balancing the window frame.
timecapturer (44231) 2014-06-29 3:34
love this! It is a simple and yet wonderfully constructed composition with balanced elements that complement each other so artistically. Almost a duo-colour image but it works so beautifully. I love the shadow of the plant devoid of colour so that seems to be envious of the green wall. Superb!
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
Royaldevon (25884) 2014-07-03 5:36
This is simple in subject but strong on composition and visual appeal. I love how the strong colours contrast so well with the silhouetted leaves, whilst the shadows on the curtains give an unusual depth.
Have a great day,
Thank you for looking up and critiquing my 'Jigsaw Buildings'.
- Copyright: Izabela Fedyszyn (Curious_Eye) (962)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-02
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Tamron AF XR (IF) 28-200mm 1:3.8-5.6
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Houses [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-28 8:18