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These picture has been taken in "Den Biezen" a very small area, then East of Aardenburg Netherlands Zeeland on 3km of the Belgian border.
I like early in the morning with my bike through the polder to, see where I can take a nice nature picture, gladly with and nice reflection in the creeks, here on these place can once deep breathing.

I wish every visitor a nice weekend.

History of the area;
Already in the 14th century, reported a hamlet Rush, a hamlet in the parish East of Eede.

Although this is a relatively high-lying country concerned had still suffered from the flood of 1583 that includes the Rush Creek did occur.

Already in 1608, the Biezenpolder re diked. This was the southern part of the East of Eede Polder which covered 435 acres.

The hamlet is particularly known for the fact that in the first half of the 17th century many Mennonites settled here who, because of persecution, from the Southern Netherlands had fled. Eventually they moved to Aardenburg, and a Catholic population took place.

Therefore "Biezenpolder" originally called the Baptist and the northern polder dike is still called Baptist Dijk. This is along the old "Eekloose Watergang". This was originally a "Turfvaart". South of this Waterway keeps the clay area and begin the Pleistocene sand area, which is less fertile farmland of Rush does his.

On the southern edge of Rush finds a large number of border posts and between stones. There was of course also smuggled in earlier days.

The entire area is referred to as The Rushes.

A land consolidation is the original pattern of peat mining disappeared and there is a network of fairly straight roads for agriculture in its place. In the adjacent Belgian area is the original landscape format better preserved.

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26/03/2012 10:03:07
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