Photographer's Note

In the immense polder region southeast of Amsterdam (approx. 30km) lies the Tienhovense Plassen. This swampy region is famous for its peat bogs that provided fuel for cooking and heating in past centuries.
Perhaps the most known monument in this area is the windmill, "De Trouwe Waghter." Built in 1832 to replace two older mills that were no longer serviceable, this windmill's design is of the type that have existed in Holland since the 1400s. The purpose of this mill was to provide pumping action to drain the swampy area to increase viable land for agriculture and livestock pasture. It's name stems from its use as a communications tower for the Dutch Resistance in that signals were often arranged on it during the German occupation of World War 2. At the time, the mill was the tallest object for many miles around. There are many stories of the mill's signals guiding refugees from Amsterdam as they fled across the featureless polders in fleeing the Nazis.
I shot this on an older Canon A80 and did some tweaking in Lightroom.

pajaran, trevormoffiet, SnapRJW has marked this note useful

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ken Peters (kbpeters68) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 13] (50)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-08-20
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
  • More Photo Info: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-17 19:06
Viewed: 466
Points: 8
  • None
Additional Photos by Ken Peters (kbpeters68) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 13] (50)
View More Pictures