Marken is a peninsula in the IJsselmeer, in the Netherlands and a former island in the Zuiderzee, located in the municipality Waterland in the province North Holland. It is the namesake of the Markermeer, the body of water which surrounds it.
The former island is nowadays connected to the North Holland mainland by a causeway. Also, Marken is a well-known tourist attraction, well known for its characteristic wooden houses.
For some time during the later 19th and early 20th centuries, Marken and its inhabitants were the focus of considerable attention by folklorists, ethnographers and physical anthropologists, who regarded the small fishing town as a relic of the traditional native culture that was destined to disappear as the modernization of the Netherlands gained pace. Marken was a separate municipality until 1991, when it was merged into Waterland.
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ayferaldanmaz (1085) 2012-06-25 14:24
this is a jewel island. one of the dreamy places around the world. and you've captured this beauty very well. fabulous pov with fantastic light, colors and sharpess. congrats and tfs.
dta (77590) 2012-06-25 14:40
Ola Ricardo ,
A superb "postcard" of this so picturesque village . I like especially the sky , here , and the plesantly saturated colors . And the white washing (with the red flags) in the wind are a fine feature in the composition .
Sonata11 (33795) 2012-06-25 19:54
beautiful place and beautiful architecture. Magnificent pic from beautiful point of view. Great executed and great photo job. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
emka (96356) 2012-06-25 21:00
Nice photo showing everyday life near the canal. Pretty houses and gardens, nice composition with the canal on the diagonal leading the sight to the center. very pleasant view.
pajaran (60031) 2012-06-26 1:16
Lepo mesto ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za zivot i uzivanje.
Nadam se da ima riba, ja volim ribolov.
Dobar tekst, kompozicija i rad, moje cestitke.
Prijatan dan, sve najbolje.
Nice place ...
Agradável vista do momento ...
Nitidez da imagem e bom contraste, cores bonitas.
Nice lugar para viver e desfrutar.
Espero ter peixe, eu adoro pescar.
Bom artigo, composição e trabalho, meus parabéns.
Bom dia, tudo de melhor.
Nice place ...
Nice view of the moment ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice place to live and enjoy.
I hope to have fish, I love fishing.
Good article, composition and work, my congratulations.
Good day, all the best.
brano14 (2925) 2012-06-26 5:33
Great looking place and very interesting and helpful note.
- Copyright: Ricardo Pestana (Balrog) (102)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-25 14:12