Close to where I live in the area Sydhavn there is a big area of unused and “forgotten” land. A long time ago, it was mainly an industrial area and only a few buildings are still being used industrially. Most of the buildings and houses are either abandoned or demolished. Very few houses are still standing and the ones that are, are not in very good shape.
We all know that places like this very quickly get attention from various street artists and this place is no different. About one kilometer of concrete walls surrounds a legalized graffiti area, where young artists can test their talents amongst each other. The containers alongside the water, walls, fences and the surrounding abandoned factories has also been a victim to graffiti paintings. Take a look inside as well.
The most famous piece is “Evolution”, but there is so much beautiful art within these walls, that it’s very possible that you’ll spend a few hours walking around and become impressed by the variety and talent.
Graffiti is not all in these parts. It can also be an interesting diving spot and the houseboats and small trailers parked nearby are interesting to see as well.
I will cross my fingers and hope that the government doesn’t tear it down…
Sydhavn Graffiti | Art & culture | Free