Located beside the IJsselmeer, opposite the future polder of Markerwaard, Hoorn is one of the most typical ports on the old Zuiderzee, mainly devoted now to boating for pleasure.
Hoorn's fortunes declined somewhat in the eighteenth century. The prosperous trading port became little more than a sleepy fishing village on the Zuiderzee. I
In 1932, the Afsluitdijk, or Great Enclosing Dyke, was completed and Hoorn was no longer a seaport.
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sandpiper (6788) 2012-09-13 5:00
A typical Ditch scene perhaps, but appealling nevertheless. Great composition and reflection
serp2000 (42554) 2012-09-13 5:09
This view reminds me Amsterdam too. Good point of view, amazing capture of reflection, fine details of the city.
drweizy (530) 2012-09-21 7:13
looks a very good place, thank you for sharing.
- Copyright: Kris Verhoeven (verswe) (7328)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon P7100
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-13 3:11