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Photographer's Note

Coastal regions represent a network of human activity situated in what is a transition zone between the sea and the land. Neither wholly land or sea, this unique area shares characteristics of both. Infrastructure is often coastally situated to gain access to ships, the only alternative to movement of heavy materials in remote areas largely devoid of roads and rail. The beaten path once had been a pier belonging to Cathrinesminde tile- and brickmuseum (in the background) that is very scenically located near Broager at Flensborg Fjord in South Jutland.
In centuries gone by the area around Flensborg Fjord was well-known for its brickworks. The area had the largest concentration of such facilities in Northern Europe, about 70 in the 18th century. It was a very big brick- and tile industry then and since Denmark had colonies in the West Indies, the sailing ships often took bricks as ballast before crossing the Atlantic. Cathrinesminde was taken out of service in 1968 and the pier has been transformed into a beaten path by local fishermen.

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