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“Marker Wadden” an artificial island in a lake that once was the sea

An artificial island, Marker Wadden, recently opened for public in a lake, Markermeer, where once was the Zuiderzee. The Zuiderzee was cut off from the North Sea in the 1930’s by the Afsluitdijk. The salt water disappeared and the lake Markermeer emerged, in 2016 the artificial island “Marker Wadden” was created using sediments from the …

Summer minimal landscapes Friesland III

Last of the Friesland series. View from a dyke over a field with horses grazing, even further away in the distance is the sea and the Wadden Islands. Empty rows in a harvested field. A field with grain in the summer, a tree in the distance, rather reminds me of the vast emptiness in a …

Summer minimal landscapes Friesland I

Summer in Friesland in the North of The Netherlands. In the upper most part of where land was taken from the sea. Lone dykes protect us from the sea. A red roof can be seen behind the dyke, a red pole with nothing around. From the dyke you can see the Wadden islands in the …

Summer Streetportraits

Last day of summer makes you reflect on the past summer. Of course during Covid times it was harder to go out on the street, but there were a lot of enjoyable days walking the streets of Amsterdam and seeing people enjoy summer, a man eating an ice cream, a woman squinting her eyes while enjoying the rays of sun on her face, a couple having that much needed talk outside while staring over the water.