Monday, December 12, 2011

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A photo taken out of the window of my old apartment, Abel Cathrinesgade 21B on Vesterbro.

This was just before the city-renewal of this part of Vesterbro began. The buildings are abandoned. The large building on your right is the old Saga Bio, a former XXX-cinema (before my time) and after that, it served as a music venue. I saw New Order play there back in 83' and later on, The Ramones.
The apartment block on the left side housed an artist's collective which took up several floors of that buliding. They gave great parties, and took an entrance fee when they needed money for the phone bill (or maybe their drug habits...)

Artist living and playing in freedom, such was the world of ole Vesterbro. Before money took over...

(I choose not to mention the drug dealers, the drug users, the prostitutes, the alcoholics, the bikers, the worn down, damp and cold, apartments, the alley cats fighting and ripping each other to shreds during the night - I'm being unbearably nostalgic, please stop me!)

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Panzer: Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf.C mit Wurfrahmen 40
Designed for laying down smoke screens or heavy bombardments it carried six 280-320 mm rockets on the superstructure sides. A rare photo showing a rocket being fired.
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