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(June 20-25, 2006)

Sacha Griffin

Steve Mollenkof's Garden

Nick Gordon

Picturesque Garden on an old Dyke

Asperen, The Netherlands


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© 2006 Nick Gordon, All Rights Reserved.

Picturesque full selfsupporting garden along an old dyke, part of an historic inundation defence-line.

Here you are on the edge of a inundation system. The Dutch are famous for there everlasting struggle against the water. In 1589 however the idea developed to make this water an ally. Instead of the usual system to defend city seperately, the plan was to protect larges areas simultaniously again hostile attacks. By being able to flood large amounts of land, the enemy would have a hard time to reach the cities. Behind the dyke is a little river called the "Linge". Just 700 meters from here lies one of the fortresses of the defence line "Fort Asperen". We were just passing by on our bicyles when we spotted this picturesque garden. It has all the plants herbes and trees you need to be selfsupporting and share a lot with your neighbours. I saw a walnuttree and a appletree, and just about everywhere I looked along the dyke something was planted. It looks all so fragile and ancient. It feld like this will not last for very long. Maybe however because it is part of the defence line it is part of protected area.
Soon you can visit my new website at http://www.kijkmaarrond.nl

at time of writing its still http://www.hierzo.nl and probably remaining that way.


Europe / Netherlands

Lat: 51° 52' 18" N
Long: 5° 7' 31" E

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

A monopod with a homemade panhead. Nikon D70

Edited with PTMac and PS-CS2 on a cube.

I go everywhere on a racing bicycle so everything has to be lightweight material. But I often bump into unexpected places this way.

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