"Islands with Red Arrows" Canals and harbour Tip by grandmaR

Canals and harbour, Copenhagen: 19 reviews and 37 photos

  light with triangular hat
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      light with triangular hat
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  • My little red arrows (really lights with a "hat") - Copenhagen
      My little red arrows (really lights with a "hat")
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  • Another view - Copenhagen
      Another view
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  • Going past the island - Copenhagen
      Going past the island
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  • Middelgrundsfort - Copenhagen
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Favorite thing: I am always interested in ATONs (Aids To Navigation) and a friend said they envisioned me going around with my camera and photographing lighthouses everywhere. And that's not far from the truth, although I do photograph things other than lighthouses.

In any case, when we sailed out of Copenhagen, I saw what appeared to be red arrows, so I took photos of them. Then when I looked them up I saw that the name of these things was Middelgrundsfort Vest

The Middelgrundsfort is a fortress built on a shoal off the harbor of København. After many years of disuse, the fortress now houses a restaurant and conference center. Located about 3.5 km (2 mi) northeast of the harbor; accessible by passenger ferry. If it had not been so cold and rainy, I would have liked to take that ferry out there.

These objects were built in 1975. There is an osculating white, red, or green light depending on direction in a round lantern, painted red.

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  • Updated Apr 29, 2011
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