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A picture from one of my favourite picture places in my village (you may have seen some of the area before). In fact, this one was taken at the same day as the "early morning cows" that I posted already a long time ago. I found this one back by coincidence.
I especially like the early morning colours here; I know they seem unreal but I did not colour them in. The light fog gives a light blueish colour and the purple frame amplifies the colour in the sky.

What you see is a small creek that is part of the "Haringgat" (herring hole). Through this Haringgat, water used to be transported from the fields into the sea. However, around 1830 the Dutch and the young state of Belgium were not the best of friends and the Dutch closed off the sluices through which the water was guided to the sea. The consequence was that the flemish polders became very wet (causing deseases and death, unworkeable land,...). To solve the problem, the belgian gouvernment had a canal dug that had to drain those polders. And that canal, is one of the two canals that have been shown already several times by myself, John (jhm) and several others. You can see the trees that are on the dikes of that canal at the back of this photo.

I hope you like it. You all have a nice day!

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Additional Photos by hendrik de leyn (hdl) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
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