Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A U-boat on dry land

Walking on Teglholmen to take photos of my modern building theme I did a double take; suddenly I saw what looked a lot like a miniature WWII German submarine standing on pallets on dry land. The submarine is called Kraka and was build in 2005 by inventors Peter Madsen and Claus Nørregård, and it's 12 m long and weighs 5300kg. Price: 30.000Euro. They have later designed a larger submarine called Nautilus. At this tip of Teglholmen there is yet room to develop, so it's used as a junkyard and a place to leave half sunken ships and houseboats.

In the background of the second photo you might notice the Metropolis building I've shown in an earlier post.