Warning: if another save-the-hills post is not your thing, I suggest you skip this one because it is about to hit the fan. I am going to ask for help.
We succeeded in postponing the demolition of the hills and the majestic old trees by Queen Louises Bridge, growing on and around the WW2 bunkers. The decision was moved from city hall to the local councils. In the case of the sunset corners, it is up to 23 men and women who live in the inner city, viewing the case as a simple one: the bunkers are not "in use", therefore they should be demolished. Disturbingly unimpressed by the massive public outcry and media frenzy, and not taking into account that all the old trees will disappear. Or the fact that the bunkers are useful not for what is inside (nothing), but for the hilly landscape they provide. Everybody loves the hills.
On this coming Friday (the 12th), the inner city local council will set up a cart next to the bunkers for three hours to pass out questionnaires, but they have just made their position perfectly clear with this update to their website: "..we do not find the old wartime bunkers worth protecting".
We only have a very short time left to do something spectacular, and make people understand that the old trees are bordering on extinction. I know that there are Danish street artists reading my blog from time to another, and I hope they will see this and feel encouraged to "adopt" a tree. Any old tree on the bunker corners, any time before or on Friday. Decorate it (gently of course) and create awareness. Make a splash. Tell other artists and your friends. The sooner the better. If we can make a lot of people speak up by Friday, this could be our last chance.
The single voice of reason are not surprisingly found at the local council of the north side, representing one of the three bridge corners, all for keeping things the way they are. But on the sunny side we are in trouble. Big trouble. And, this time it may take a lot more than a single banner.
Save the hills (the first post)
The power of the people (follow up post)
Red Broens Bunkere (facebook group/Danish)
Indre Bys Lokaludvalg om bunkerne, m. kommentarfelt (Danish)