10 juli 2014

The Afsluitdijk

This is a view of the Afsluitdijk (in English: Enclosure Dam), a major road connection constructed between 1927 and 1933, running from the province of North Holland to Friesland over a length of 32 km (20 mi). It is a fundamental part of the larger Zuiderzee works, damming off the Zuiderzee, a salt water inlet of the North Sea, and turning it into the fresh water lake of the IJsselmeer.
Nowadays, halfway the dam there is a monument, a statue of the Dutch civil engineer Cornelis Lely (you can see it in the distance on the right side, I will show you a more detailed picture of the statue tomorrow), and a restaurant. This photo was taken standing on the footbridge that connects the parking spots on both sides of the A7 motorway.

5 opmerkingen:

  1. Daar wil ik nog steeds een keer naartoe. Ben er heel lang geleden geweest.ik denk dat ik het nu met heelandere ogen bekijk dan als tirner.

  2. Wow! Looks like it must have been a MAJOR undertaking, especially back in 1927.

  3. My parents mentioned this dike on numerous occasions. Beautiful shot, Marleen!

  4. You have a really special country. Looks interesting.


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