25 maart 2015

Natural Monument

The 'Drouwenerzand' is located between Drouwen and Gasselte in the Dutch province of Drenthe; it is a large and beautiful area with drift-sands, heather fields and forests. In 2009 it was declared a 'Aardkundig Monument' (AM) -which in English would be something like 'natural monument'- and it was given this title because the area gives insight into the history of the earth. The drift-sands that you see in the background of the photo appeared in the course of time due to overgrazing and cutting turf.

The triangular sign gives some interesting facts about the Drouwenerzand, while the lower half shows the outline of the province of Drenthe. We live really not so far from this area, but last Sunday was the first time we actually stood on this spot! So remember it's never too late to explore your own region.. ;)

Linking to signs, signs.

13 opmerkingen:

  1. There are equivalent areas like this set aside in various ways as well. It looks peaceful.

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  2. I like the triangular shape of the sign itself which would not block your view of the landscape while still being easy to read. :) Great capture!

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  3. I like the sign, Marleen! You are right about exploring in one's own area. We don't tend to do that as much as when we are traveling.

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  4. Interessant om een keer te bezoeken.

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  5. When a granddaughter was studying Indiana history, we made a touristy trip to my hometown (Knox County) for her project. It's strange how we can see important parts of our environment, but never really make connections to their importance..

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  6. I like it! It looks like it would be easy to read the information from the sign and look at the area at the same time.

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  7. Sounds like a very interesting place to visit. I like the sign!

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  8. Interessante plaats, heb nog nooit gehoord van een aardkundig monument, weer wat geleerd.

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  9. I really like this angled sign - easier to read and not blocking the view . and it is sort of dune like!

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