man-made beaches

Amager strand is a man-made beach just 15 min bike ride from the centre of Copenhagen. Where once was mudflats…. there is now an expanse of carefully sculptured sand-dunes, made of fine white sand imported from somewhere, and concrete bunkers (numbered 1-4) that house toilets and icecream shops.

As we frollic and bask in the sun’s rays, planes fly overhead to land at Kastrup airport, the Øresund bridge that spans some-what 10 Km from Denmark to Sweden appears on the horizon, and a wind farm can be seen out to sea. Its all very strange but beautifully futuristic.

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2 Responses to “man-made beaches”


  1. 1 John May 8, 2007 at 4:09 am

    Cool. The engineer in me loves it.

    Found you on google earth/maps… looks like they were still building it when the sat picture was taken

    http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=h&om=1&ll=55.656042,12.642603&spn=0.023388,0.050726&z=14

  2. 2 belle80 May 8, 2007 at 9:26 am

    good on google maps 🙂


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