Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Haringvliet

As you may know, I spent ten years in Holland as a child, and even then enjoyed taking photographs. Holland has built many protections against the sea and floods, and this one in Haringvliet is one of them.
This is a scanned slide from 1976 (or possibly 1975), and it's my entry for Vintage Weekly. It's also a very wet part of Our World.

20 comments:

  1. Amazing structure and a great capture as always, Al! Hope you're enjoying beautiful weather for your weekend! Give Socks a pat!

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  2. Even as a youngster, you took amazing photos, Al. I also love the sturdy protection of Harinvliet. Makes for confidence in your government! Have a great week. Greetings from Jo, Tanzania.

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  3. That much water just seems too scary. It's a good thing I live out on the eastern plains and don't need to worry much about it. And, I do agree that you had talent even when you were very young! Have a great week.♥♫

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  4. That is very interesting! Somehow it's not the way I pictured the dikes in Holland (I am untraveled when it comes to Europe.) You were born a good photographer. Glad you are scanning your early pictures.

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  5. I guess my vision of the dikes must stem from never really seeing any, not even photos! I'm glad there's a place for you to share your vintage photos, Al!

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  6. It's good they have built protections against the sea.. I hope they also are strong enough.. who knows what really can happen when arctic and antarctic melts.. :/

    You've lived in several countries and places. You must have got a backback full of wisdom having lived at different places and countries ;)

    I got my first camera from mom and dad when I was 15.. (or 14.. I've forgot - hehe)since then I've taken many photos. I've always been fond of taking photos..

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  7. Wow, that's one heavy-duty levee. They don't mess around in Holland!

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  8. Buongiorno Al,
    grazie per la tua visita :)
    Si, questa foto è stata fatta il 11 maggio 2013 dalla mia casa di montagna.
    Purtroppo posso andarci solo nei fine settimana, perchè nel resto dei giorni vivo a Montegranaro.
    Ciao Myriam :))

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  9. Great capture, interesting structure too. Thanks for sharing:)

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  10. HI Al...I can't believe it has been so long since I have been by...sorry!!
    Your Vintage week photo, scanned from a slide is great..I have a lot of slides I want to have done! I wonder if it is cheaper to have the set-up my self!!
    From your cute hiking doggie to water fall and hikes, fabulous
    evening sunset,to Washington and the lovely Spring flowers I enjoyed them all!
    Very nice photo for me to see what you see in your world!!
    Grace

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  11. Hoy vamos buscando este estilo en nuestras fotos.Es increíble todo lo que han construido para parar la fuerza del agua.BEsos

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  12. Very interesting. I haven't ever seen one quite like that.

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  13. I am sure these dikes are very important. They do different than the picture I had in my mind. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

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  14. Great shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  15. Amazing technology! Love the photo. That thing is amazing.

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  16. I think we may have to build a few more of these in years to come!

    Nice picture.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  17. How amazing! And a great shot.

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  18. Their concrete structures are really marvelous and functional. In the case above, my ignorance can't decipher how it works aside from being an obvious physical barrier.

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  19. It is very impressive! I think we need to consider this where I live too as it is low country at the sea. I wish you a good weekend!

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  20. Wow! Quite the construction and excellent photography ~ ^_^

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