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Holland - Province Groningen - Ter Apelkanaal
Potato fields in former 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 because 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 08:03 GMT Midworlder PRO
Gerat photo Anna nice perspective .. very straight though .. you would almost fall asleep biking ??
Jan 21 2007 08:23 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks Midworlder for your reaction. You would be inclined to think that these straight lines are extremely boring. The total view, however, is so nice with the dutch ever changing skies that you experience the landscape as very positive and stimulating.
Jan 21 2007 08:50 GMT Midworlder PRO
I bet .. looking forward to having a look in 2008
Jan 21 2007 08:59 GMT annaschnitfink
Would you like some help in making a schedule of places of interest?
Jan 21 2007 09:00 GMT Midworlder PRO
I will rely on my FT friends closer to the time .. so certainly i will be in touch Anna , thank you for your offer ..
Jan 21 2007 09:51 GMT iyerhari
Lovely place:))
Jan 21 2007 11:17 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you very much iyerhari!
Jan 26 2007 14:17 GMT PaP67
...le plat pays qu'est le mien.........Jacques Brel...........
Jan 26 2007 14:48 GMT annaschnitfink
Bien sur Patrick.
Unforgettable Jacques Brel.

My eldest son is named Jacques (after his grandfather) and his son bears the same name.
Jan 26 2007 18:48 GMT PaP67
la dynastie des Jacques !....bonne soirée Anna !
Jan 26 2007 19:35 GMT annaschnitfink
Merci beaucoup, cher Patrick! Bonne soiree pour vous aussi!!!

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