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Lot's of nice pictures and history, but the stork family wins
The second shot with the parents in the front and the juveniles on th nest in the back is very nice.
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THX Fred! (for me Domien won! just what a city thread should look like!    love the wide shots, mixed light!).
like the old & new nest combined as well (a tricky one), although a bit static, the only time they all decided to stop picking their feathers and show their faces.
unfortunately the kids look rather vague? (should taken 2 pics for stacking ). they are ready to go! won't be long now?
the bills have turned red, they know how to fly!


look what I found?




they drove up the dyke, jumped out to take some pics with their phones.
kind enough to step aside to let me take some snaps. they had rented the thing.









no details. like: remember those little crochet hats, sitting on the rear shelf?
(remember the days of road verge tourism? )




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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 September 2021 at 19:09

#favourite-places
one could say I'm in love with this fence, crooked old fence. and with this plot of land,
the knotted willows. at least, I really enjoy this sight while passing by. any season.   



may 2015




along the Middelburg(se) street

also 2015- from 'an album' for Jan, the shepherd (hence the writing.
the easy way, would have to search really hard to find the originals).





















the old Middelburgse straat runs from Oost-Souburg through hamlet Groot-Abeele and continues as the ancient Oude / 'old' Vlissingsestraat to Middelburg.






the village hugely expanded over the decades, a lot has been built. around 2005, the lovely old 'cottages' along this road were destroyed to make room for new housing (bigger, 'better', $$$$$$$$$$), behind the willows, next to the farm land.





then the financial crisis of 2008 arose, meaning the end of all building plans.
and the building site turned into wonderland.























2 or 3 times a year the girls appeared for maintenance





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alles van waarde is weerloos...
wordt van aanraakbaarheid rijk; en aan alles gelijk; als het hart van de tijd

everything of worth is defenceless...
grows rich from touchability; and equal to everything; like the heart of time






but, as to be expected, some things have changed...
there is a new fence now





spot the differences?   










































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Beautiful scenes Ine
Respect Observe Capture Enjoy
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TY, Michele! glimpses of the past now




Groot-Abeele
municipality of Vlissingen





at the end of the Middelburgse straat.






or just Abeele, since uber small counterpart Klein-Abeele, a few hunderd meters down the Oude Vlissingseweg / 'old Vlissingen road', no longer exists, its last remains washed away by the 1944 -inundation- flood. both hamlets were once also known as Den Abeele. originally heerlijkheid -english- of noble family Van Den Abeele (from Henegouwen). no one knows when their medieval castle vanished. Jacob Cats wrote in 1579 that: 'het huijs tot de grond toe is geruineert, soo dat niets als de naam is overgebleven.’ / 'the house was ruined to the ground, so that nothing but the name remained'.
the Canal through Walcheren, (dug between 1870 and 1873), split Groot-Abeele in half, the seperated part became Nieuwe- / 'New'-Abeele, a hamlet beside the Nieuwe Vlissingseweg, on Middelburg soil. but there are no town signs.   











#proud-of-the-farmer! remains of the 2019 farmer's protests





Abeele is not that 'groot' anymore, not that big. merely a (low car traffic, mostly-) bicycle road, busy as it has always been. popular among cyclists. in previous centuries among horse-drawn vehicle-drivers. a beloved stopping place! until 1882 -when the steam tram appeared-, a well-known watering place for the horses of the 'pietjeswagen', (named after a 'pietje', 32.5 cents, the price per trip), or post wagon. despite its size, it had 3 taverns.




the house with the tree in front of it was 1 of them






on the left, where the sign is pointing at, -what's left of- het Koopmansvoetpad / the 'merchant's footpath', which is exactly what it was. since 1540, an important route between Vlissingen and Middelburg. nowadays just an asphalted path, bordered by shrubs & trees, a popular shortcut among cyclists.    





last days of the year (2017) and lesson learned!
as long as the street lamp is working- not done without a tripod!



1/15s


 



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Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Beautiful scenes Ine

+1! Good you captured them before the changes...
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THX Fred! but instead of sweet memories, those feel more like scars. hoped at least the plot of farm land would be spared, for a rural touch? but even the willow trees were killed. 'holding (tight to) my heart' (a dutch expression ) ...so far most of the larger trees are still there.


riddle?





does anyone know where this is?
(should I add #think-Vlissingen?)


about the other 'riddle'...
Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

september 10, 2020:





vs. august 21, 2021...





can you spot what is different?



in case you noticed what has changed- can you guess what happened?
(#think-World-Press-Photo indeed)













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Middelburg streets















no need for 'subtitling'- obvious, isn't it?




house 'the Coat of Arms of Dord(rech)t'
(suppose it's bad to snap from a running scooter/moped, while moving towards the Oostkerk )




house 'Everything is Reversed'   





de Veerse Poort












living on water






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august 31- shipyard Amels / Damen,
Vlissingen-Oost/'East'











the word was addressing me. the boy in the gatehouse said "sorry!", he was not allowed to let me pass through. 'normally' this was never a problem, but times have changed and figured I could get him in a lot of trouble, should I go just a few steps farther to take a pic, so refrained from nagging. luckily the subject was in sight. it was a brandnew boat that was about to leave, sometime that very afternoon. "can't you shoot through the fence of the parking lot?", the boy suggested, and that I tried. (due to the angle, it was tricky).



this is what a brandnew boat looks like










no idea when departure time was scheduled, but more and more people started to show up. although it was just meters from the gate, they all came by car.
and while still on the lookout for a pilot to arrive, they hauled in the gangway. (perfect timing! ). and moved the crane.





revealing the ship's name...





Nuyina-, meaning 'southern lights' aka 'aurora australis' in palawa kani, language of the Tasmanian aboriginals. and it's an ice breaker, an 'Antarctic Supply Research Vessel' (ASRV) to be precise. an extremely advanced vessel, the 'most complicated ship' ever been built by Damen. it took 5 years to build, but the Aussies are so chuffed, it already had its own postmarks, long before it was finished. And a Lego model too! ;)





'bye now, byeee'





and after much more talking, and talking...





it was finally time to go...


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(arrived on the breakwater, just in time to see it leave port)




of course it was thoroughly tested prior to this, trial sailings -dutch + videos- at the North Pole!




ugly? yes. but look at this? -this breakwater + proper light after 2min.20s-






https://www.serco.com/aspac/sites/australias-new-icebreaker

https://www.damen.com/en/magazines/2017/11/a-state-of-the-art-antarctic-icebreaker-asrv-nuyina

Nuyina excels in complexity ;)

& the predecessor




g'day mates! have a safe trip! cheerio!





















and here goes Nuyina from Hobart ...or is it Nuyina from Vlissingen ...to Hobart? ;)





















on its maiden voyage ...going home!




"bye, Jos!"

Omroep Zeeland, provincial broadcaster, was present too - after 6min.20sec. -
and the newspaper was there (and therefore kept my distance, from the cameras ;))















???
(looks like another riddle! -to me- )





homeward bound!





whereabouts...

+ lots more on youtube


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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:




???
(looks like another riddle! -to me- )



What's the riddle Ine? The yellow silicone camera cover?
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so it can bounce? THX Fred! it's what I meant. now that you mention it... seen those before, for Canon/Nikon if I recall correctly? but none in flashy yellow. makes the camera look really cheap. stupid me 'thought' toy camera? weird looking camera, water tight camera? (but then haven't given it much thought ). looked like an odd model.
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still no Australian flag flying??
why does it have a rack on top?




'with strong rounded hulls' (when they optimistically thought it would cost less than 1.9 billion AUD ;))


mistake! (posted the wrong link)
predecessor was of course Aurora Australis aka 'Orange Roughy'.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-23/icebreaker-aurora-australis-completes-last-voyage/12660972
(Joe could show us a beautiful photo of this ship!).
this obviously much BELOVED ship...





much larger successor 'Nuyina' ...what's in a name?   

proudly presenting...

Australia's new icebreaker on the move...
< Early in the journey the ice-breaking hull of Nuyina had an unexpected test when it made contact with the bank of a narrow channel in the Danube River. >

“The ship made contact with the riverbank while being steered away from an uncharted pontoon,” Mr Bryson said.
“Visual inspections show only superficial damage and after an hour delay, Nuyina continued to the Black Sea and then to the city of Constanta, where divers are now undertaking a thorough examination of the hull.”
“This is a 16,300 tonne icebreaker, with a reinforced steel hull designed to crack through sea-ice, so while this is the ship’s first scrape, it certainly won’t be its last!”


The Art of Towing ...DON'Ts:

'an unexpected test'...   
('designed to crack through ice'! like a weapon, but not a word about what happened to the bank? ;)
passing -is it- a ferry looks quite exciting too? ).
way to go!    





and moving...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYIdRtndS84

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhV_pCLkf1Q


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