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Urk used to be an island in the "Zuiderzee" where the people lived from catching fish. In the early days a lot of fisherman died on sea because of the bad boats and equipment. This memorial shows a woman who looks at the sea waiting for her husband to return. On these 34 panels 368 names are mentioned of people who have died on sea in the the old days.

The people of this town still are very religious thats why the town has a lot of churches.

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Jul 25 2012 15:09 GMT Lalbabu
A great memorial!!!!
Jul 25 2012 15:28 GMT Papagena
Women having had a hard life !!
Jul 25 2012 15:56 GMT elsje323
nice memorial shot
Jul 25 2012 15:58 GMT hans55 PRO
a very impressive monument ... have you looked at the names and dates ??
Jul 25 2012 16:09 GMT wijnie58
Interesting memorial shot, Annamaria..:-))
Jul 25 2012 17:02 GMT senna3
One of the most touching statues we saw in the Netherlands.
Jul 25 2012 19:49 GMT Annamaria
It sure is, Peter!!
Jul 25 2012 20:16 GMT clintonfolks
very touching...
Jul 25 2012 23:30 GMT RTW
Its a hard life being a seaman even harder for loved ones waiting back home.