Photographer's Note

Flakfortet is an artificial island created in 1910-1914 as part of the defensive systems around Copenhagen, and was used by the military until 1968. The island is 23 metres high and covers 30,000 m2, and contains an extensive building complex on two storeys. Corridors connect the ammunition magazines, barrack rooms, machine hall and barracks building that once housed 550 men.

With support from sailing clubs, foundations, Copenhagen municipality and private individuals, the fortís decay was finally halted. The breakwaters were rebuilt, soil was brought to the fort by individuals, and 3,600 wild roses were planted. If this initiative had not been taken, Flakfortet would be just a sandbank today.

Taken from the plane

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Additional Photos by Aleksandar Dekanski (dekanski) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 315 W: 129 N: 1267] (8149)
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