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Borders (March 15–21, 2006)

Erik Krause

Multiple Borders

Wim Koornneef

North Sea, the Natural Border of The Netherlands

At the beach of Ouddorp on the isle of Goeree Overflakkee, Netherlands

2006 March 20 - 16:40

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© 2006 Wim Koornneef, All Rights Reserved.



North Sea, both friend and enemy of the people of the Netherlands.

Without the North Sea there would be no harbors in Rotterdam, the leading trade harbor in the world. There would be no modern fleet of fishing ships and there would be much less tourism. In this aspect we can speak about the North Sea as bringer of prosperity. But without the North Sea the constant threat to the Netherlands to be flooded is also gone, a very large part of the Netherlands is below sea level and therefore there is a constant need to build big and very expensive construction to keep the Netherlands existing. In this aspect the North Sea is a killer that has proved its brutality many times in history !

North Sea, indeed a water with two faces.
Click here to get some info about the shooting (english)

My pano site (sorry, only dutch)


camera: Canon EOS 350D / lens: Sigma 8mm /panohead: 360P / tripod: manfrotto 755B / wireless remote controller: Zapshot

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