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The Netherlands
Morning view on the so called Hembrug site, a former arms- and ammunition plant in Zaanstad, situated on the banks of the North Sea Canal. During the First World War 8.500 people earned a living here. After the world wars the factory also produced a.o. car parts and agricultural machines. It was closed in 2003. Most buildings here are industrial monuments now and are used for (totally) other purposes. © Tom Kisjes

Tags:   The Netherlands Nederland Holland Zaanstad Zaandam Noordzeekanaal North Sea Canal Hembrugterrein Artillerie-Inrichtingen Eurometaal Hembrug Machine Tools The Hembrug Company fabriek factory ammunitie ammunition wapens arms industrieel erfgoed industrial heritage shipping scheepvaart

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The Netherlands
Morning view on the so called Hembrug site, a former arms- and ammunition plant in Zaanstad, situated on the banks of the North Sea Canal. During the First World War 8.500 people earned a living here. After the world wars the factory also produced a.o. car parts and agricultural machines. It was closed in 2003. Most buildings here are industrial monuments now and are used for (totally) other purposes. Image made with kite and camera (attached to the kite's line). © Tom Kisjes

Tags:   The Netherlands Nederland Holland Zaanstad Zaandam Noordzeekanaal North Sea Canal Hembrugterrein Artillerie-Inrichtingen Eurometaal Hembrug Machine Tools The Hembrug Company fabriek factory ammunitie ammunition wapens arms industrieel erfgoed industrial heritage shipping scheepvaart

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Gibraltar
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. It has an area of 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi) and is bordered to the north by Spain. The landscape is dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar (426 metre, 1,398 ft high), at the foot of which is a densely populated town area, home to over 32,000 people. Evidence of Neanderthal habitation in Gibraltar from around 50,000 years ago has been discovered at Gorham's Cave. The caves of Gibraltar continued to be used by Homo sapiens and the subspecies Homo sapiens anglicus after the final extinction of the Neanderthals. Stone tools, ancient hearths and animal bones dating from around 40,000 years ago to about 5,000 years ago have been found in deposits left in Gorham's Cave. © Tom Kisjes

Tags:   Gibraltar Gibraltar Rock Gibraltar strait UK Spain Morocco

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Southern Spain
At first sight this object, found in Punta Entinas-Sabinar Natural Area close to Almeria, looks like a displaced, fried snack. In reality, it is Cynomorium coccineum (also known as Desert thumb, Cipote, Jopo de lobo, ...), a rare plant species without chlorophyll, spending most of its life as an underground holoparasite, in the form of a rhizome, attached to -and completely depending on- the roots of its host plant. The low-growing inflorescence emerges in spring on a fleshy, unbranched stem with scale-like, membranous leaves. Dark-red or purplish, the inflorescence may be male, female or hermaphrodite. It is pollinated by flies, attracted to the plant by its sweet, slightly cabbage-like odour. Cynomorium is a parasite of salt-tolerant plants and occurs in Mediterranean regions of Europe and Africa, as far west as Lanzarote in the Canary Islands and as far east as Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Iran. A rare or local species, that grows in dry, rocky or sandy soils, often in salt marshes or other saline habitats close to the coast. It has had a wide variety of uses in European, Arabian and Chinese herbal medicine. © Tom Kisjes May 2012

Tags:   Spain Southern Spain Punta Entinas-Sabinar Natural Area Cynomorium coccineum wild plant flora

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Southern Spain
Saturnia pyri, the Giant peacock moth, great peacock moth, giant emperor moth or Grote Nachtpauwoog (in Dutch), is native to Europe. It is the largest European moth, with a wingspan reaching 15–20 cm (6–8 in). This nocturnal species can be found in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, and also in Siberia and North Africa. Everywhere quite rare. In my country (The Netherlands) a very rare vagrant. Image made in the arid nature reserve Cabo de Gata, © Tom Kisjes May 2012

Tags:   Spain Southern Spain Cabo de Gata Grote Nachtpauwoog Saturnia pyri Giant peacock moth


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