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Photographer's Note

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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