Some time ago I went for a walk in my old hood. It´s the place for young artist & cool shops & a lot of streetart. It is also sort of a rough place, but if you live there – you don´t really notice it. When I grew up it was a working class neighborhood & slowly with the globalization a lot of refugees and foreign workers from Asia, the Middleeast & Africa came moved in. The northern part slowly transformed with all the new entrepreneurs. Like a lot of other countries some minorities had the same sort of shops. Fx here a lot of people from the Pakistani minority have newsstands, Turkish immigrants have pizzabakeries, Arabic immigrants seem to be butchers, hairdressers & greengrocers. I love it, because a lot of things are so much easier now. I remember the days where we used to go to other parts of Copenhagen to get good prices on meat & vegetables. This part of Copenhagen is very much alive all the time. I took a few pictures of some art & some weird toys also caught my eye. Have a look : )
Tosomhed means being two together & not being alone. I like this a lot. Notice how high it is on the wall. Graffiti painters often like to take risks & paint in places that seems impossible to reach. It always makes me go “Wow!” & it gets to stay for a long time, because it´s up there.
See the dinosaur? Makes me smile every time I see it.
What the hell is that?! A babyhead stuck on a dinosaurs body?!!!
And another weird toy. Creepy toy.
The metro is being expanded the next 6 years & people are mostly pissed because they chose to close half of the city park down to build it. But they have put up some fun art to make up for it. They are miniatures of buildings from the neighborhood. I especially love that they made a miniature of what was called “Ungdomshuset”. It was torn down about 5 years ago, but was a place for young people that took over this house that no one used. They had a lot of concerts & a lot of political activity going on. A lot of people love them because they dare to be different & rebel & a lot of people hate them because they attract troublemakers-they are fx known for smashing a lot of windows.
& oh-do you see the red brick building with the white windows & grey dish antennas? I could not help laughing seeing this building. A friend of mine grew up there & it looks ridiculous with all the antennas. He explained that a lot of his neighbors are immigrants who wants to be able to watch tv from their homeland & it´s very prestitugious to own an antenna instead of sharing one with your neighbors. Hahahaha. I find that sooo funny & aparently I am not the only one.
Here is also a house called Stengade 30 where I used to spend a lot of time. I used to go to a lot of hip hop jams in my young days. I was also a place that hosted tons of metalconcerts & a lot of people from “Ungdomshuset” used to come as well. It was not a place for the social norm as it was pretty beat up & a subcultural thing.
Here you see a nightclub called Rust. I have been there hundreds of times. They use to host a lot of concerts.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures. I was very inspired by the city that day. If you are from Copenhagen you should definitely check it out. Hope you all get to have a nice & lazy sunday!