Weekly Photo Challenge: Up


For the weekly photo challenge: up, a shot from the recent archive, taken in June.

This is the wooden dam of Schokland. This is a replica of the original dam that used to protect a former island from the tides of the Zuiderzee (Southern sea) in the Netherlands. The replica has been built in the same spot – so it’s strange to think we were standing where the sea used to reach up high!

The island is now part of the Noordoost polder, and a Unesco heritage site. If you want to read more about the island, visit the Unesco site.

Another option for ‘Up’ : the staircase underneath the glass pyramide of the Louvre, Paris

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11 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

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  3. Some wonderful history around in this country – thanks for all the nice comments!

    @Robin: the stairs in the Louvre, yes so true – all angles should be considered. We were amazed at how photogenic the building is and the different styles of architecture blending into each other. We’ve promised ourselves to go back! 🙂

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  5. Mmmmm… That staircase is incredible. I would have probably walked around and around looking for as many perspectives as possible!

  6. thank you for sharing this great photo and the fascinating story behind it. the story adds to the photo, yet the photo adds to the story. have a wonderful day!

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