29th day: Christiania, a social experiment

In 1971 a few idealists who dreamed of an alternative model of life stablished on a former military base the Free State of Christiania. The residents were hippies, squatters, artists and many people who otherwise did not fit in the society. Christiania should be a place for people who were fed up with the eternal competition of society and believed that another life model should be possible. Many times this social experiment was about to fail, but again and again the residents fought for their dream of freedom and self-determination.
Maybe that’s why the Danes are indeed among the happiest people in the world, because they are capable of such tolerance, accept other lifestyles and even consider them as an enrichment for their society.

(Infront of the entrance to #Christiania, Copenhagen)

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