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Things of beauty

By Mirjam
From the oldish (300 odd years is not that old Wink) to the new. In the Netherlands, they tend to call them windmills, but I think that wind turbine is a better name, as they generate energy for the sake of energy, not to mill vegetable matter or water. When I left the Netherlands in 1985, there were no wind turbines. They started to be ‘planted’ in 1986, so I do not really have a feel for the level of opposition to them. However, in some provinces of the Netherlands, there are now so many, that you can’t turn your butt without bumping into whole hordes of them. They are literally everywhere. Most of them on land, increasingly also ‘on’ water. My feeling is that opposition is either not that great or the Dutch government has turned into a dictatorship Smile. Personally, I love them. They are stark, they are sleek, they are beautiful, they are functional and they give us all what we want most: energy; renewable energy at that. And yes, there will be those of you who will have counter arguments, but I will not go into them here.
These ones are just off-shore in the IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel) at Medemblik.

Tags: Controversy Netherlands Architecture Wind turbines Ijsselmeer Landscape and travel Medemblik

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kanu 14 India
29 Apr 2008 6:32PM
Well taken.
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
29 Apr 2008 7:05PM
simple & effective...
nice contrasting colours
slightly off centre repeated patterns make it (imo...)
luxaeternam 14 21 1
29 Apr 2008 7:10PM
They remind me of the hammers in the Pink Floyd video - remember that?
Smile Lucy
Mirjam 15 54 Netherlands
29 Apr 2008 7:14PM
Thank you Kanu, Pascal and Lucy.

Good God, yes Lucy, don't remind me of my age Wink. You have inspired me. I will go to the east of the Netherlands next time to photograph the 'ja knikkers' (yes nodders), which take gas out of our underworld. They so much more resemble the hammers. Makes you think what was really meant with that video.
Nigel_95 Plus
16 262 2 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 10:01AM
We have a windfarm near us, and regard it as a positive addition to the landscape.

sparklep 15 146 1
30 Apr 2008 9:09PM
Absolutely superb. What were you doing walking on water to catch it so close. Have you got special powers.LOL

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