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Taken during the 5th World Wide KAP Week 2012.

This fort was built between 1900 and 1903 for 275 soldiers and it is part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam. This 135 km-long line of defence encircling the capital city, buttressed by 46 forts, showed the dogged determination of the Dutch to defend themselves when necessary.

Constructed between 1883 and 1920, water management and control played an important role in its design: the defence line could be operationalised within 48 hours by flooding the surrouding areas. These flooded areas, together with the forts would form a formidable obstacle to any invader. However even during its contruction, the invention of the aeroplane and long-range artillery rendered the defence line obsolete.

Nevertheless, the forts and the infrastructure were left in place, largely in their original state. The Defence Line of Amsterdam is therefore a unique historic example of defence and water-management technology.

Tags:   kap wwkap2012 Fort Krommeniedijk krommeniedijk kappix

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Tags:   KAP EYE Film Institute IJ Amsterdam kappix

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The J.C.J. van Speijk Lighthouse is a lighthouse on the North Sea coast in the town of Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands. The foundation of the lighthouse, shaped like a tomb, is the official Dutch memorial to Jan van Speyk, a hero to the Dutch people.

The treacherous sea near Egmond necessitated the construction of two lighthouses, which were built in 1833. The northside of the light is red to warn for dangerous shallows near the coast north of Egmond. As soon as a ship leaves the danger zone it sees the white light. The south tower, on the Torensduin (Towers Dune), was deactivated in 1891 and demolished in 1915. The north tower is still there, and is declared a States monument.

Tags:   KAP lighthouse J.C.J. van Speijk Egmond aan Zee kappix

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Hoorn, Terschelling

Tags:   KAP WWKAP2013 kappix

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The spin is a small turbine to easily determine the winds direction.

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