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One of the particular features of working class culture is the allotment life.
The allotment garden was an “oasis” for working-class families, living in the dense inner cities. A little simple, wooden, paintes shed on a small piece of terrain in the suburbs of the cities. A way for the families to get away from the dark unhealthy back yards – to see grass, trees and feel the sun. A small but realistic dream to achieve some life quality… but the gardens also met some economic purposes. They were kitchen gardens, where vegetables were cultivated as an important addition to their salary and diet - not least in times of crisis and war.
Here's the translated text of a popular song praising the phenomenon:

Grandma’s allotment house
1) Sitting on the luggage rack - the bicycle, wheels spinning
Dad’s laughing, Mom’s cooing
It’s a day off and we’re all together,
the sun shining over the canal
It was a life in the lap of luxury
At grandma's allotment house,
2) The house is blue, it's called Bella Vista
The water boils and the Primusstove sparkles
The garden and wallpapers are blooming red and green
the sky is blue - and life is a treat
It was a life in the lap of luxury
At grandma's allotment house,
3) Cousin Freddy shows Frida, he can do a handstand
Valdemar tries it too, but his false teeth keep dropping out
Then Grandma says: Music‘s what we need!
and she picks up her accordion.
It was a life in the lap of luxury
At grandma's allotment house
4) The sun is setting as we’re riding home.
Above the city's skyline, stars are peaking out
The town hall bells striking the time
as they have done many times later.
It was a life in the lap of luxury
At grandma's allotment house.

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  • Copyright: frank lisborg (unclehotshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 557 W: 47 N: 680] (4004)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2015-08-27
  • Categories: Vida Diária
  • Exposição: f/10.0, 1/400 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2015-09-09 3:24
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