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.

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

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

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

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