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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:
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Jan 21 2007 07:32 GMT marijke06
I like this one.....because it is a quiet place with the B&W!
Jan 21 2007 20:27 GMT brummieboy
I just love the perspective on this shot ....
Jan 21 2007 20:46 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks Marijke! Just wait until you move to your country house and start to live close by! It will then stop to be a quiet place! :) Nevertheless and in spite of that I can come too and still make another very placid and nice b&w picture... And when you look at it, you will never guess how noisy three women can be talking almost through one another!
Jan 21 2007 20:46 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you very much Phil for your kind and nice reaction!
Jan 22 2007 16:53 GMT taste
Jan 22 2007 17:34 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you again my dear Taste. :)))
Apr 06 2009 16:26 GMT photo507
love it
Apr 06 2009 17:46 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you so much photo507!