2009-08-04

Brumleby

Brumleby was built in 1853 as a consequence of that years he great cholera epidemic in Copenhagen. It was built on the green areas east of the city. The idea was that the fresh air outside the city would prevent a new epidemic. The Architect Michael Gottlieb Bindesboell (1800-1856) was therefore asked to create healthy and affordable houses for the working class. Bindesboell got his inspiration from the Italian Art of Building.

Originally Brumleby had its own facilities such as wash houses, a bath, grocery store, library, community house, slaughterhouse, workshops and fire station. Today, the grocery store is converted into a museum and the community house is rented out for meetings and parties. Brumleby no longer has its own fire station or its own library. The slaughterhouse and the bath are also closed. Absorbed by the city and by laws and regulations in a modern society.

Today Brumleby is considered to be an oasis in the middle of the city and the apartments are very popular. We got a guided tour through the area and here are some cozy photos.



It's impossible to guess that you are right in the middle of a city



Miss Winty, Freddie and Mr. Asta found a shaded corner to rest their tired legs


Aunts enjoying the flowers and the architecture

Cheers,
Asta

7 comments:

Thom said...

What an interesting way to build something such as this. It looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing the history and the photos ;)

James said...

Brumleby looks like a very charming place. Very interesting and informative post.
Great pictures too.

Asta said...

Thank you both!-:)

Cheers,
Asta

m_m said...

Interesting history of this nice place!
Regards,
m_m

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very interesting. We were just looking at something similar near here.

Jacob said...

Fascinating story, Asta! Who would think that such a place would still look so good. Nice photos!

JM said...

I agree with all, what an interesting story this place has! Lovely shots too.

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