Wednesday, September 26, 2012

NL-1358867, NL-1437510 & NL-1441117

These are the last officials i've received from the Netherlands.

 © Salko de Wolf
 NL-1358867, sent by Liesbeth.
This is the Texel Island lighthouse. The lighthouse has been built in 1864 after some civilians of Texel attended on the dangers of the waters between Texel and the island of Vlieland (72 ships had wrecked between 1848 and 1860). The tower itself is 37 metres high.
During the uprising of the Georgians - they barricaded themselves in the tower - the lighthouse was heavily damaged and had to be ‘rebuilt’. In 1950 it was lighted again. - in:
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Noord_Holland/Texel-457098/Off_the_Beaten_Path-Texel-TG-C-1.html

 NL-1437510, sent by Jacqueline.
A windmill in Wolvega, a town in Friesland.
De Gooyer windmill was built in 1916. It's purpose was water pumping.  

NL-1441117, sent by Jeannette.
Houten  is a town in the province of Utrecht.

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