The Wind Mills Of Your Mind

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    Today exactly 55 years ago.
    The North Sea flood of 1953 and the associated storm combined to create a major natural disaster which affected the coastlines of the Netherlands and England on the night of 31 January – 1 February 1953. Belgium, Denmark and France were also affected by flooding and storm damage.

    A combination of a high spring tide and a severe European windstorm caused a storm tide. In combination with a tidal surge of the North Sea the water level locally exceeded 5.6 metres above mean sea level. The flood and waves overwhelmed sea defences and caused extensive flooding.

    Officially, 1,835 people were killed in the Netherlands, mostly in the south-western province of Zeeland. 307 were killed in the United Kingdom, in the counties of Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. 28 were killed in West Flanders, Belgium.

    Marco Raaphorst, Akbar Simonse, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. .MARTINE. 76 months ago | reply

      Prachtig. Wat een donkere dag die 30e augustus.

    2. Mr Grays view of life 76 months ago | reply

      Love the dark sky on this one, it look so menacing, and yet the wind turbines seem to give the image a calming feel.

    3. GALERIEopWEG 76 months ago | reply


    4. shootme2007 76 months ago | reply

      Ook heel gaaf de combinatie van lichtblauw en donkergrijs.

    5. Free As A Bird 76 months ago | reply

      Geweldig man!
      You are my winner!
      Please add this photo to

    6. Roel Wijnants 76 months ago | reply

      Donkere wolken pakken zich samen

    7. Paperback Reader 76 months ago | reply

      Hier vind ik ze wel mooi, maar niet in 'mijn achtertuin'. Daar kom ik eerlijk voor uit. Maak maar een eiland in de zee zou ik zegen.

    8. Oxidiser 76 months ago | reply

      Heel mooi!
      Heb je dit met een ND Grad filter gedaan?

    9. Marjolein K. 76 months ago | reply

      Wat een donkere lucht! prachtig!

    10. Marco Raaphorst 76 months ago | reply

      nu niet naast je schoenen gaan lopen Sjaak! 2 favo's al van mij.

    11. rob7812 76 months ago | reply

      Brrr griezelig mooi.. ;-))))

    12. Yvelief 75 months ago | reply

      geweldig mooie foto! wat een contrasten, wat een lijnen en een kleuren! Mooi!

    13. magda.indigo THANK you for over 3.250 MILLION 75 months ago | reply


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