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Shit Island

The Danish capital Copenhagen lays on countless little islands. Amager, being one of them, is located on the southern tip of the city which was once torn away from the sea. People’s waste spread over Amager served both as a structural reinforcement of the lowlands as well as a natural fertilizer for since then booming agriculture. This is why the island is nicknamed “shit island”. Today western Amager houses the newest and the most architecturally advanced buildings of the new Copenhagen. Even so roaming the streets of the area it’s still common for pedestrians to spot tiny pieces of porcelain, cutlery or empty bottles. Interestingly enough the other part of this artificial island, called Kalveboderne, is a meadowlike natural park, home to many species of North European flora and fauna.

© 2018 Anna Jozwiak

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