243,228 members
3,455,287 photos

Hans55's Fotothing

and share
your photos
our fantastic photo library
Friends.Make Friends
Join our community and have some fun
Photos 576 - 580 of 13178
Tags fort


More from the excursion we organised last saturday, with the militairy herritage foundation ( stichting Militair Erfgoed Groot Amsterdam)
www.stelling-amsterdam.org for more info.
Fort Uitermeer, the militairy tried to blow it with explosives .. didnt work !
Cleaned and restored by the stichting Herstelling ... a gouvernement youth program, to teach "kans arme jongens" how to work again, most of them are ex drugs users.
the manager of Herstelling explaning how the lock was digged out, was under the ground for years but now visable again.
the meaning of the lock or sluice was to let the water from the river "de Vecht" in to the lower land in front, flood the land to keep the enemy at a distance ... thats how the defence line works !
More latest photos

Comments on this photo:

Apr 25 2006 18:23 GMT fey
Thanks for all the information Hans....
Apr 25 2006 18:26 GMT hans55 PRO
glad you like it ...more to come dear fey ... i like the history of our country very much !... and to tell about it ! :-)) .. next friday i give a tour in fort Uithoorn