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From the Vaults-82

If anything in Enkhuizen today is iconic it is the Drommedaris which is a monument to leftovers and epitomizes the Dutch sense of thriftiness and made them green before such things were cool.

 

The original name of the building was Zuiderpoort or ketenpoort and was a rather more humble affair in 1540 of a one floor defense fort that guarded part of the West Frisian Omringdijk.

 

During the construction of the Buitenhaven it was moved to guard the Enkhuizen harbor entrance and a second floor and prison cell above that added in the mid 17th century.

 

The Ketenpoort name came from the fact that on its other side sea water was evaporated to harvest the salt necessary in preserving the herring catch the name was used until the 19th century when the Drommedaris came into use.

 

This shot captures the backside of the gate and the drawbridge that allows traffic to pass to the old harbor and another view of my favorite Enkhuizen brown café.

 

I took this on Sept 16th, 2017 with my D750 and Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens at 28mm 1/20 sec f/16 ISO100 processed in LR, PS +Lumenzia, Topaz , Luminar and DXO

 

Disclaimer: My style is a study of romantic realism as well as a work in progress

 

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Taken on September 14, 2017