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Freetown Christiania: Copenhagen’s hippie commune

On my recent trip to Copenhagen, I visited Freetown Christiania, the self-proclaimed autonomous neighborhood of about 850 residents which covers 34 hectares of the Christianshavn borough. Independent by currency (it has its own, the Løn), laws, flag and even mayor, the area is virtually separated from the rest of the city.…

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A few pictures from the Écouen Renaissance Museum

During my last trip to France, I visited the Écouen castle with my grandad. Originally built between 1538 and 1550, it was used as a school for the daughters of chevaliers of the Legion d’Honneur between 1807 and 1962. Nowadays, it is home to France’s Renaissance museum, the “Musée national de la…

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