Some streets, sights and places in Copenhagen hold a special place in my heart. If they are not on my way, I will make a detour every now and then, just to drive by and let my eyes touch them. Make sure they are all right. A fine example of this is the swan and eagle murals, from one of my earliest posts. So when I saw the scaffolding earlier this month, I had a bad feeling. And today a piece of my heart broke:
I blame the people who put this thing up, without taking measures to protect the swan, just as much as I do the morons who could not let this one slide. Do the trains, do tunnels, do all things concrete, containers and abandoned areas. But not the swan! I am sorry to play this one-tune song once again, but I can't keep it in (thank you for being here for me).
But fortunately for my bleeding heart Copenhagen still holds surprises. One of them is just around the corner from this one. Another cool mural, and with some rare 3D work, accompanied by a beautiful blooming tree and a blue picket fence. When I see people taking such good care of their environment, it brings back hope. Getting involved with and keeping the neighbourhood clean and beautiful, picking up garbage and taking care of the vegetation is a sign of dignity and pride. In one self and in Copenhagen. A sign I really needed today.
Nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Northern Countries
Nominated for a Classic Copenhagen Award in the category Best Mural.