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Holland - Province Groningen - Ter Apelkanaal
Peat Colony

Everywhere in this neighbourhood you will find roads and canals straight as can be. They came into existence because the top layer of the soil, existing of peat, was taken away since it could be used as a cheap means of heating. Since large quantities of the material were involved it was transported mainly by water. Alongside the canals also roads were made.

If you want to know more about the interesting history of our Peat Colonies please click on the link below:
http://www.veenkoloniaalmuseum.nl/british.html
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Jan 21 2007 07:32 GMT marijke06
nice view...;)
Jan 21 2007 07:40 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks Marijke. Good morning: have a nice sunday :)))
Jan 21 2007 07:57 GMT Foggydew
draws the eye in - lovely long vista
Jan 21 2007 08:25 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you for your comment foggydew!
Jan 21 2007 20:27 GMT brummieboy
Superb!!!!
Jan 21 2007 20:51 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you very much indeed Phil!!!
Jan 21 2007 22:28 GMT Rotterdammer
Lovely shot !
Jan 21 2007 22:59 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks Rotterdammer!
Jan 23 2007 09:42 GMT Scarlett PRO
A fabulous perspective and very beautiful view !
Jan 23 2007 09:47 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you Scarlett for your kind comment!
Jan 24 2007 16:51 GMT Zodyak
amazing atmosphere, great perspective...
Jan 24 2007 19:09 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you Zodyak. This spot is close to where my grandson lives. I went there just before it was going to be completely dark. Those straight roads and waterwayds are fascinating!!!
Jun 15 2009 19:28 GMT NiGhTsKy
great shot!
Jun 16 2009 15:02 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you so much for your kind reaction, dear NiGhTsKy!

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