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Tom Kisjes / 33 items

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The Netherlands-Cruquius
Cruquius is one of the (three) steam engines, that pumped Haarlemmermeer (lake Haarlem) dry. First, a canal was dug around the lake, fittingly called Ringvaart (Ring Canal), to carry the water drainage and boat and ship traffic which had previously gone across the lake. This canal was 61 kilometres (38 mi) long.The excavated earth was used to build a dike around the lake. All of the pumping was done by steam mills, an innovation contrasting with the historic practice of draining polders using windmills. Pumping began in 1849, and the lake was dry july, 1852; 800 million tons were actually discharged. Haarlemmermeer became incorporated as a municipality in the province of North Holland by law in 1855. Initially agriculture dominated in Haarlemmermeer. Today, large industrial and office developments have become prominent, especially at Hoofddorp and Schiphol. In 1917 a military airport was built near the old fort of Schiphol. Nowadays, Schiphol Airport is the major civilian aviation hub in the Netherlands, using 15% of Haarlemmermeer's land area. The name Schiphol means "ship hole" and refers to the many ships lost due to storms in the former lake.
Image made with kite and camera (attached to the kite's line).

Tags:   KAP The Netherlands Nederland Haarlem Haarlemmermeer Cruquius stoomgemaal water management polder droogmakerij museum luchtfotografie aerial photography

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First set of images taken with the Levi light kite on 06-04-2013 in the lovely village Spaarndam.

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The Netherlands-Cruquius
The reclamation of "Haarlemmermeer" -a lake of 170 square kilometres (66 sq miles)- by means of steam power marked the breakthrough of the Industrial Revolution in the Netherlands. The "Cruquius”, commissioned in 1849, pumped lake Haarlem dry in three years and three months, together with two identical steam-pumping stations. Only the Cruquius remained untouched and houses the worlds’ largest steam engine: its main cylinder has a diameter of 3.66 meter. The engine room, unchanged since 1849, is a miracle of Victorian technology. The Cruquius was decommissioned in 1932; the Dutch Royal Institute of Engineers adopted the pumping station as a museum and saved it from demolition. The museum opened in 1936, making the Cruquius one of the first technical museums in the world. No visit is complete without a full demonstration of this impressive steam engine.
Image made with kite and camera (attached to the kite's line).

Tags:   KAP The Netherlands Nederland water management waterbeheer polder Haarlemmermeer Haarlem Cruquius stoomgemaal museum luchtfotografie aerial photography

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This fort (1901) north of Spaarndam is part of a defence line around Amsterdam. Still more than 50 of these old fortresses surround our capital. The houseboats are situated in a side channel of the North Sea Canal. In the background the village Spaarndam is visible.
Image made with kite and camera, attached to the kite's line. © Tom Kisjes

Tags:   KAP Nederland The Netherlands Spaarndam Haarlem fort Fort benoorden Spaarndam Zijkanaal B woonboten houseboats Stelling van Amsterdam aerial luchtfoto aerial photography luchtfotografie

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The Netherlands-Haarlemmerliede
Haarlemmerliede -next to a water named "Liede"- is a small village in the province of North Holland and lies about 4 km east of Haarlem.
Image made with kite and camera (attached to the kite's line).

Tags:   KAP The Netherlands Haarlemmerliede Liede Binnen Liede Haarlem aerial


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