Freetown Christiania green area – a paradise for birds

Walk tour on 5 bastions of Copenhagen fortress with ramparts and moats.

Spring, 3-4. May 2012.

Text and photos Erik K. Abrahamsen

Freetown Christiania. Entrance to "Mælkebøtten" - officers homes of the former military barracks and now homes of Christiania families since 1971.When you follow the path 100 meter at right you will arrive to the bridge "Dyssebroen" and the BIRD OBELISK in Christiania green area. Photo: 3. May 2012

 

Freetown Christiania created in 2006 a master plan  for the development of Christiana: ” Christiania Development” with 89 pages. The goal for development is sustainability in house construction, energy, water, waste, provisions, traffic and recreation areas.

The map below is scanned from “Christiania Development” master plan from 2006 “Plan for development of Voldanlægget -The green area”:

Freetown Christiania master plan for future development. Produced in 2006. The green area Voldanlægget (bastions, ramparts and moats): wild animals and plantation, paths and selected areas. Thanks for using this map.

 

 

Follow the path 100 meter right of “Maelkeboetten” and you arrive to the BIRD OBELISK and the bridge “Dyssebroen”:

 

 

 

Relaxation at Sophie Hedvig Bastion close to ramparts and moats in Freetown Christianias green area:

View from Sophie Hedvigs Bastion to Ulriks Bastion in the distance. At left "Dyssen" - Enveloppen from the Fortress of Copenhagen builded 1661-1680. Photo: 3. May 2012

 

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Copenhagen Commune Plan for Christiania from 2008 “Proposal to local commune plan for Christiania” (Forslag til lokalplan “Christiania” med kommuneplantillæg):

OVERVIEW – areas and buildings:

Copenhagen Commune Plan for Christiania: Forslag til lokalplan "Christiania" med kommuneplantillæg" vedtaget af København Borgerrepræsentation i 2008 (59 pages). Thanks for using this map.

 

In Christiania there are 14 AUTIONOME QUARTERS with local democratic decisions on economic, development etc.:

Prærien, Fredens Ark, Tinghuset, Psyak, Mælkevejen, Fabriksområdet, Løvehuset, Mælkebøtten, Nordområdet, Skoven, Paradishaven, Norddyssen, Midt- og Syddyssen .

 

 

 

 

An obelisk painted with more than hundred different birds living in the green area of Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen.

Christiania Birdlife: SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER and SPRING: 

Obelisk painted with birds living in Freetown Christiania green area. Christiania Birdlife painted on 4 sections of the Obelisk: Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring. In the middle and right of the photo is the beginning of the bridge "Dyssebroen " passing the moat from Sophie Hedvigs Bastion to "Dyssen". Photo: 3. May 2012

 

The OBELISK painted with birds living in the green area.

Christiania Birdlife, SUMMER:

Obelisk painted with birds and wild animals living in green area of Christiania. Christiania Birdlife: Summer. Photo: 3. May 2012

 

Close up Bird Obelisk. Christiania Birdlife: Summer. Phoyo: 3. May 2012

 

Close up of the Obelisk.

Christiania Birdlife, Summer and Autumn:

The Obelisk close up. Christiania Birdlife. At left: Summer. At right: Autumn. Photo: 3. May 2012

 

Christiania Birdlife, Autumn:

 

 

The Obelisk close up. Christiania Birdlife: Autumn Photo: 3. May 2012

 

Christiania Birdlife: Autumn. Photo: 4. May 2012

 

Christiania Birdlife, WINTER:

 

The Obelisk close up. Christiania Birdlife: Winter. Click on the photos and use your zoom control and you see it in full screen size. Photo: 3. May 2012

 

Christiania Birdlife: Winter. Photo: 4. May 2012

 

Christiania Birdlife, SPRING:

 

Obelisk with painted birds of animal life in Christiania green area. Christiania Birdlife, Spring. Photo: 4. may 2012

 

 

Base of Bird Obelisk. Christiania Birdlife: Spring. Photo: 4. May 2012

 

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Top of Bird Obelisk:

 

 

 

Top of Bird Obelisk. Photo: 4. May 2012

 

And here the real wild animal life in Christiania green area:

Duck family: mother, father and 8 children in “Stadsgraven” at the bridge “Dyssebroen”:

 

Duck family (Lappedykker) in "Stadsgraven" at "Dyssebroen" in Christiania green area. Photo: 4. may 2012

 

Duck family in "Stadsgraven" at "Dyssebroen" with "Dyssen" in the background: Photo: 4. May 2012

 

List of bird registration in Christiania- and Christianshavn Voldanlæg (Bastions, ramparts and Moats) carried out by Copenhagen Commune “Vej og Park” 2000-01:

List of bird registration in Christiania- and Christianshavn Voldanlæg from Langebro to Forlandet by Copenhagen Commune Vej og Park in 2000-01. Scannet fra "Udviklingsplan Christianiaområdets voldanlæg", Slots-og Ejendomstyrelsen, September 2006 (111 pages). Thanks for using this list.

 

 

 

Sophie Hedvigs Bastion and “Stadsgraven” in Christiania green area:

 

Green area of Freetown Christiania. View in direction west from Sophie Hedvigs Bastion to Ulriks Bastion with a red house close to ramparts and moats from the old Copenhagen Fortress with 24 bastions surrounded old Copenhagen and builded 1640-1680 with Kastellet (opening 28. octobre 1664) as the main fortress at the entrance of Copenhagen harbour. Photo: 3. May 2012

 

Biological water waste plant in Christiania green area:

 

Christiania Green Area, Carls Bastion. Biological water waste plant, which cleans water from kitchen of neighboring houses, here the house at left: "Sjette Sans". Photo: 3. May 2012

 

View from Carls Bastion and “Stadsgraven” in Christiania green area:

 

Christiania green area. View from a house at Carls Bastion in direction west to Stadsgraven with "Dyssen" in the distance. At "Dyssen" you can se a 6 meter high solar cell plant. Photo: 3. May 2012

 

The Mongolian Yurt at Frederiks Bastion i Freetown Christiania green area:

 

A Mongolian yurt builded in "Stadsgraven" at Frederiks Bastion. Its fabricated i Mongolia of cotton and camel hair with canvas as outer layer. "Dyssen" at the opposite of "Stadsgraven". Photo: 3. May 2012

 

The original Mongolian Yurt at "Stadsgraven". Entrance door. Photo: 3. may 2012

 

The original Mongolian Yurt at Stadsgraven at Frederiks Bastion. The house in the background "Vadestedet" close to the rampart are being renovated. Photo: 3. May 2012

 

The house ” Vadestedet ” being renovated at Frederiks Bastion in Freetown Christiania green area:

 

Christiania green area. The House "Vadestedet" are being renovated by young christianites. Photo: 3. may 2012

 

The house "Vadestedet" at Frederiks Bastion in Christiania green area close to the water in the moat "Stadsgraven". Photo: 3. May 2012

 

 

The "Manifest" of the renovation of the House "Vadestedet"at Frederiks Bastion. The green area in Freetown Christiania Click on the photo and use your zoom control and you can see it in full screen size. Photo: 3. May 2012

 

The house "Vadestedet" at Frederiks bastion. Christiania green area. Photo: 3. May 2012

 

I finish this short round trip in Green Area of Freetown Christiania at the Entrance of “Mælkebøtten” at Sophie Hedvigs Bastion:

Entrance to "Mælkebøtten" at Sophie Hedvigs Bastion in Christiania Green Area. Photo: 3. May 2012

 

and to remind everybody about mankinds, animals and natures vulnerability:

8 small duck children on see! "Dyssebroen" across "Stadsgraven" in Freetown Christiania green area. Photo: 4. May 2012

 

Map of Copenhagen City with Christianshavn and Freetown Christiania:

Map of Copenhagen city with Christianshavn and Freetown Christiania. At top of the map the main fortress Kastellet builded by King Frederik 3 1661-64. 24 bastions surrounded all old Copenhagen with 12 bastions at country side (today parks: Østre Anlæg, Ørsted Garden and Tivoli and Bothanic Garden) and 12 bastions to the sea side and island Amager (all 12 bastions preserved). The central place was "Kongens Nytorv", where the army mobilized at war time.

 

In june 2008 Christiana had a month open discussions about all aspects of the future development of Freetown Christiania.

Here is  the program of all arangements in GRÅ HAL “Christiania – hvad.nu”:

Program for discussions and arrangements in june 2008 in GREY HALL. Click on the picture and use your zoom control and you will see it in full screen size.

 

Map of Copenhagen City, Christianshavn and Christiania. Click on the map and use your zoom control and you see it in full screen size.Photo: Erik K Abrahamsen 10. octiober 2012

 

 

 

 

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Link: christianias-frie-natur.dk

Link: christiania.org

 

On this web site Danculture.dk  I have written 2 articles about Christiania (go to HISTORIE and click on “Older entries”):

Christianias fremtid sikret – Aftalen mellem Christiania og Staten underskrevet 22. juni 2011 og

Christiania´s 40 års fødselsdagsfest den 26. september 2011.

 

On my other home web site tvndk.wordpress.com I have written 2 article about Christiania:

“Winter in Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark 2010”. Click on the homepage: Archiv januar 2010.

“Freetown Christiania – walk tour in the most creative and beautiful quarter in Copenhagen”. Click on the homepage:  Archiv maj 2009.

Fristaden Christiania. Drawing by Tine Smedes in 1975:

Fristaden Christiania. Drawing by Tine Smedes in 1975. Thanks to Tine Smedes for using her drawing. Source: www. christiania.com

 

Copyright  2012 Erik K Abrahamsen

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Have a nice visit and walk in Freetown Christiania!

Enjoy life – take care of yourself, animals and nature

– and love your neighbour!

Copenhagen, 3-4. May 2012

Love

Erik

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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