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Køge Bugt Strandpark: What a difference 30 years make

I decided to leave the bus when commuting home Friday, because I was drawn towards an impressive sky.

 

So I found myself in Køge Bugt Strandpark, and what a difference 30 years make.

 

Right about where this picture was taken, a nasty rusty steel wall used to stand, and there was no beach, just a long pier that led to a boat-marina, where we as kids used nets to investigate the aquatic life.

 

Køge Bugt Strandpark is an artificial beach, close by Copenhagen, that was constructed in the late 70ies, and it stretches for 7 km (4,3 miles).

 

I lived in the area when the decision to build the park was taken, and we all thought the politicians had finally gone completly bonkers.

 

It turns out that they were true visionaries.

 

The sand was moved here from the Danish westcoast, and I remember what it looked like when the Park opened, it was completely baren, and looked completely artificial.

 

Now, if it wasn't for the imposing Avedøre power-plant in the background, you could think that this actually is the Danish west-coast

 

Read more:

Hvordan blev Strandparken bygget (in Danish - I guess I should start a Wikipedia article)

 

Related Jaiku post:

Getting off the bus to check an amazing sky. A Cathedral of Rays

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Taken on September 12, 2008