11 juli 2014

Statue of Lely


Cornelis Lely (1854-1929) was a Dutch civil engineer and statesman. He oversaw the passage of an act of parliament authorizing the construction of the Zuiderzee works. This huge project turned the Zuiderzee into a lake. A statue of Lely was placed halfway the Afsluitdijk. (see also yesterday's post).
And how about the dark sky! It started raining soon after I took this photo..

4 opmerkingen:

  1. The artist made it look like his coat is blowing in the breeze.

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  2. He looks lonely out there, Marleen. Maybe they should have surrounded him with some of his closest associates on the project. :-)

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  3. He stands out so well looking out across those waters.

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