Zeeland

The province of Zeeland is in fact one big river delta, situated as it is at the mouth of several big rivers. Most of the province lies beneath sea level and was reclaimed from the sea by the people over time. What used to be a muddy landscape flooded at high tide and reappearing at low tide, first became the scene of small man-made hills that would stay dry at all times. Later the people of the province would connect the hills by creating dikes, which lead to a chain of dry land that later grew into bigger islands and gave the province its current shape. The shape of the islands has been changing through time both by the hands of man and nature. The North Sea flood of 1953 claimed vast amounts of land that were only partially reclaimed. The subsequent construction of the Delta Works also changed the face of the province. The infrastructure (although very distinct by the amount of bridges, tunnels and dams) hasn't shaped the province as much as the geography of the province has shaped the infrastructure. The dams, tunnels and bridges that are currently a vital part of the province's road system were constructed over the space of decades and came to replace old ferry lines. The final touch to this process came in 2003 when the Westerschelde tunnel was opened. It was the first solid connection between both banks of the Westerschelde and ended the era of water separating the islands and peninsulas of Zeeland.

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    8 years 2 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 032
    leuke compositie..
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    natuurlijk frame zullen we maar zeggen...
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    8 years 2 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 031
    Mooie weerspiegeling in het water....
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    8 years 2 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 028
    op de plaats rust..mooi hoor zo tegen die prachtige blauwe lucht.
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    en helemaalniet bang of zo...ze hadden al vaker fotografen gezien!
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    8 years 2 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 023
    Op het juiste moment genomen,met deze wegvliegende meeuw..
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    8 years 2 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 018
    Prachtig shot!!
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    8 years 2 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 003
    Mooi de overgang van brug naar windmolens. De foto benadrukt vooral de ruimte wat Zeeland zo geweldig maakt.
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    8 years 2 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 022 text
    Mooie foto en opening van je zeelandalbum Viviane!
  • 8 years 2 months ago
    2006-09-12 Zeeland 063
    what does it say??
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    I am not sure but I think it means that those who envy you should rather tolerate you and live and let live.
    It s written in old Dutch so not that easy to translate...