Realities & Trivialities

Hello!
I am still alive–in fact, so much so that I have had no time to sit down and write a blog post.  I tried to write one last week on the train but it quickly turned into a long-winded essay, so I will post it after I have done some editing in order to spare you from having to experience the nonsense that is my mind sometimes.

Meanwhile, I am so excited to post my photos from my visit to Christiania yesterday (otherwise known as Freetown).

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Christiania is a self-proclaimed autonomous neighborhood in Copenhagen.  In 1971 a group of approximately 700 peace-loving squatters took over an abandoned military barracks and created an alternative living hippie commune. Until 2001, marijuana trade was tolerated and residents paid no rent or taxes.  After governmental efforts to normalize the area in 2001 (resulting in an enormous campaign to “save Christiania”), the residents have been…

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