Large parts of Zeeland lie at or under sea level. So the province has a turbulent history of floods. The flood disaster of 1953, in which around 1800 people and thousands of livestock lost their lives, was the motivation for the Delta plan. Until this time the dykes were poorly maintained and too low. As a result the possibility of a flood was once in 80 years. It was decided to protect the sea inlets above the Westerschelde river with (gated) dams. The dam was completed in 1961, creating the Veerse Meer lake. Thanks to the Delta Works and the flood barrier the possibility of another flood has now been reduced to less than once every 4000 years.
In the 14th century Vrouwenpolder was an important place of pilgrimage. Near the village are located the widest beaches in Zeeland. Here the seaside visitor may choose between the fresh water of the Veerse Meer or the salt water of the North Sea.
Source : Delta plan website
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jmdias (52918) 2013-04-16 16:27
very nice image, with good quality and full of informations. excellent note too. TFS.
fabbs99 (16129) 2013-04-16 21:05
Another excellent shot from you with the bridge looking remarkable from this angle.The light, the colors, the neatness, the depth of field are exceptional. Well done my friend.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2013-04-16 21:14
Hello Miguel, a very intersting picture and note! It's been long time since I visited Zeeland and it is nice to see a picture from there.
Thanks for visiting me and for your polite comments.
All the Pacific coast has had sharks from time to time but no major attacks due to the watch towers!
all the best,
Nicou (117398) 2013-04-16 22:32
Avec ces ťoliennes en fond quelle vue e tiamge quelle compo et cpatage sueprbe vue la perspective et ces vague grandisoe image.
Bravo et amitiť
lousat (72937) 2013-04-17 0:50
HI Miguel,the pic is not perfectly horizontal but no problem,i like this large view and the interesting way to control the waters in Netherlands,very nice perspective and perfect details and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
manrezaei (1837) 2013-04-17 0:52
Superb shot. Excellent focus, clarity and lights you captured. Very well managed the details.
Graal (95650) 2013-04-17 1:45
amazing construction. Nice perspective and interesting note. Good presentation from Holland.
Have a nice day.
bayno (18342) 2013-04-17 4:07
Hangs a bit left Miguel but the composition is in grand style, wonderful light and colors....the sky is over satured....great details....
danos (83641) 2013-04-17 6:50
nice the created perspective from the bridge with the end of it to lead the eye on the wind tourbins. Informative your note about the place.
adramad (35711) 2013-04-17 7:37
Very interesting note valued us to understand the image you show us.
Superb engineering work these dams to provide security before the waters of the sea, very good perspective in a beautiful image and chromaticism.
Very good both luminosity, as the optimum sharpness.
Enjoy a good evening.
eldancer1 (25690) 2013-04-17 7:43
I suppose everybody has to go modern even the windmills of the Netherlands. Great pov showing the lenght of this bridge and good dof with sharp details. Good lighting and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
ikeharel (53183) 2013-04-17 8:05
Two subject showing how men try to use nature: in one case the windmill is a positive way to exploit nature(wind), but the second subject is fighting nature: a flood control. Most times, this is OK - but once sea rises - there is no big dam to control such sitution. Hope rfor the best. Anyway, well taken photo on the banks of the dyke.
rychem (20127) 2013-04-17 10:37
Excellent shot on a beautiful sunny day, nice diagonal composition, perfect shrpness, informative note
ourania (27344) 2013-04-17 13:15
a very interesting deep view along the impressive dam. I like very much the way you composed this picture starting the long perspective of the dam at the left side of the frame and giving it space to extend past its centre. (I have a feeling there's a slight tilt to the left.) Excellent clarity makes the viewing very comfortable and the colours are bright and delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
jusninasirun (17156) 2013-04-18 23:35
Fine low angle capturing this bridge from fine perspective. The light and details are fabulous.
Robert1969 (6858) 2013-04-19 1:13
The diagonal lines of the "Delta werken" and the
layers in the picture creates a nice depth.
Point of view and composition are very good.
tomi1 (2148) 2013-05-01 15:23
I haven't visited this local in Netherlands but it is often spoken that I may visit it in the future. Here it seems to me that the bridges connect the main land to small islands. But I still have not the right perception. I have visited a village futher north called Castricum. Even in Amsterdam I haven't crossed the sea by ferries. I need to spend there a long time. Warm regards. Tomi
pajaran (49053) 2013-11-16 23:32
Interesantan tekst o mestu, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto i arhitektura.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the place, with the given data ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and time indicated.
A good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice place and architecture.
Have a great rest day, all the best.