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This picture has been taken almost two year ago, during a bike trip in Holland.
I look now to the next time in April, for to see the different colors on the tulip fields.
A pity the flowers be remove three weeks after the flowering, alone the bulbs are important.
I find these tulips fields in Aardenburg on 8 mile of my home but in the Netherlands, I live in Belgium.
Everyday works here almost ten women for look for the bad tulips and the bad have to become remove.


History of the small old city on 2 mile of the tulips field;
Aardenburg is a small city close to the Dutch border with Belgium. It is part of the Sluis Municipality, located in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands. Its medieval name was Rodenburgh (Red Castle).
History
Archeologists have found proof of settlement as early as 4500 BC.
The site was a small Roman Vicus, flourishing in the second and third centuries AD, where the foundations have been uncovered of a small Celto-Roman temple.
After the Second World War restorations to damaged buildings uncovered fragments of Roman roof tiles, of which some bear the markings of a Roman military post, as well as black vases and Roman sandals.
The most significant find, however, was that of a Roman building with a foundation of 18 by 10 meters.
The Roman Castellum was in use from 175 to 270 AD.

On top of the foundations of this Roman building there were the remains of a Medieval building, which was destroyed in 1383 according to later accounts.
Rodenburgh was granted city rights in 1127 and is thus one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands and is the oldest city in Sealand.

I hope that you look, and can enjoy of the tulips


Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
25/04/2009 09:02:10
Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/50Sec.
Av(Aperture Value)
F20
ISO Speed
100
Lens
EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length
20,0 mm
Image size
4368 x 2912
Image Quality
RAW
Picture Style
Landscape

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