fig trees and nostalgia dishes

There is a lot of city gardening going on in Kanaleneiland. There are not only hip, educational/social projects, but also a lot of the original immigrant neighbours are growing vegetables and fruits in their gardens. On my trip is saw a large amount of fig trees, often combined with satellite dishes - a constellation produced by nostalgia?

fig tree

more fig trees

beans in the front garden

The post war neighborhoods that where built in the fifties often have huge communal gardens in between the apartment block, but in the early sixties - when Kanaleneiland was built - most of the gardens where already made private. Except from the vegetable patches a lot of these gardens are very wild. Apparently most of the neighbours didn't feel like cultivating - or tiling - their gardens.