Copenhagen is gutted in part by the construction of the new metro ring. The stations are placed in fragile locations like by the old canal houses on Gammel Strand and the Marble Church. Or in densely populated neighborhoods, wearing the locals down with noise way above the legal limits. A lot of us think we would have been better off with trams, the less invasive, much cheaper option, up and running in a fraction of the time. Or: people could just get on their damn bikes, gasp.
The next stop on the metro's path of destruction is the lakes. To some the lakes are just considered vacant space. The fact that we use them without actually using them, doesn't seem to register with these people, so what better place to store the soil from the surrounding metro stations? On the Osterbro side, half of the last lake, the last one with any wildlife left, is about to be laid dry. As it will be closed for access, they have set up a temporary bridge. I first encountered it at night.
This part will soon be a pile of soil:
The daytime experience:
The galvanized railing. It bothers me a little that I like it...
...but it is irresistible.