søndag den 9. september 2007

Grøndalskvarteret and further

An investigation of Grøndalskvarteret and parts of Vanløsekvarteret. My idea is that we should begin by walking around on the big site at Grøndalsvænget Allé 13 by Fuglebakken and continue along the railway area past Skolehavene, Flintholm Station and then see where we end. In the spirit of autumn we shall pick berries and fruit that we find on our way. I attach a link to Ungdomshuset’s [The Youth House] website, in which they describe the action that they plan for occupying the house at Grøndalsvænget Allé 13 in October http://www.aktiong13.dk .

The walk is planned by Annette Sletnes

Meeting-point: Fuglebakken Station (by Borups Allé).
Date and time: Sunday, 9 September 2007, 11 am.

We started at Fuglebakke Station, a quite funky piece of DSB architecture and continued along the tracks down to Flintholm Station, which is also quite OK. Between the two stations one can disappear into a green universe.

We thought we had found a cycle trailer in a bush, but it turned out to contain a mobile home complete with a roll mattress and an umbrella, so we put it back and went on our way. A homeless person probably camps here.

Through holes in the fence there is access to G13, which seems formerly to have belonged to Kobenhavns Energi and was a waterworks and a storage site. The place has not long been empty and the buildings are in good condition.

From the top of a building that could easily become a concert hall there is a fine view over the district.

This is a fertile area – a fig tree was growing in the yard. We wondered whether one could build a greenhouse around it so the figs could have time to ripen. Just behind there are the school gardens, and behind the high fences one could glimpse heavily laden apple trees.

Further along the track we found a quite special and well concealed section of allotment gardens.

We were invited in; the tree was full of juicy plums, and we were allowed to pick and eat as many as we wished, but one could hardly see that we had been there when we had finished.