32 km, constructed between 1927 and 1933. It is part of a larger project called: Zuiderzee Works. It was an older plan to close the Zuiderzee, but after the Zuiderzeevloed 1916 it was for the protection very important for the Netherlands.
It had 2 major benefits:
-Short coast, which is easy to protect.
-It made reclaiming land easy.
Most reclaiming started after the "Afsluitdijk" had been finished. It was projected to reclaim more than 2000km2. 1650 km2 nowadays reclaimed.
Sometimes it is discribed as the precedessor or part of the even more impressive Delta Works (Which the American Society of Civil Engineers has declared to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World)
^^^^ Haarlem is one of my favorite cities in the Netherlands, last time I was in Haarlem I even visited the building on the right ( Teylers Museum ).
Bytheway, the leading researcher at the Teyler Museum, was Lorentz and he was also the one who "invented" or researched the idea of the Afsluitdijk. (It's clear to me that my mind contains to many useless facts :nuts
^^ another useless fact: Harlem NY was named after this city. Not surprisingly, since the dutch founded New York in 1628, when they bought the isle of manhattan from the indians. They called it Nieuw Amsterdam (New Amsterdam).
there's a thread on Japan and Australia, why not on China! no politics please, but on every day things!
Did you know there are between 22-50 million muslims in China based on UN estimates?
That means there are more Muslims in China than entire Europe!
Muslims are well known in...
A selection of photos of England that I have come across on flickr...
Wastwater, Lake District, Cumbria
Expectations and Fulfiment Two (Wasdale Head) by DrupkaTheUnclear, on Flickr
Honister Pass, Lake District, Cumbria
Honister Pass by Nyahah, on Flickr
Kingdom of Denmark
Kingdom of Denmark
Denmark (Danish: Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a sovereign state in Northern Europe, located southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom includes two autonomous...
Due to ownership problems with the other France thread, I'm opening this thread for people who want to post pictures about France. This thread is OPEN TO ALL, on a first come first serve base. If someone has already posted a pic please wait 24 hours before posting your pic.
I'll start with this...
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