Although we did see other things today (namely: Copenhagen from the water!), by far the thing we took the most pictures of was Trekoner, the strange-shaped sea-fortress guarding the entrance to the harbour.
We spent about an hour there, deserted by the little boat which would also pick us up (to our relief), as within two minutes of wandering around the not-quite-ruins, we began to feel the place’s desolate nature.
There were tools and scaffolds set up, but no workers or signage anywhere. There was electricity and running water though, so clearly they intend to fix the place up a little. (…right?) We had tea at a coffeeshop and wandered around some more. It was definitely windier on the fortress than in the harbour, even dockside (and that’s saying something).
The inside of the ‘c’ formed by the fortress housed some nifty aquatic life that really doesn’t show up well in this picture. Ah well. You guys can enjoy the rust and rocks. (Sorry; I’ll play around more once I get back to my machine. Maybe.)
Another thing I was happy to get a shot of was the row of windmills that we’d seen from the plane when flying in from Frankfurt. I’ve yet to be able to ask anyone how much power they produce and whether they are a significant source of energy for Copenhagen, but I am interested to know.
After all of the wandering about, The Boy and I came to the conclusion that it was indeed a well-defended fortress, puzzled at some not-quite-ducks gamboling in the water off the west coast (towards the open water) and headed back into town. Among plenty of other architectural marvels, I chose to photograph this clock: