The Battle of New and Old, North Sea Edition

The Battle of New and Old, North Sea Edition

It's been a long time since I've posted a Battle of New and Old photo. Both of the other ones were of older buildings in downtown Vancouver that are now dwarfed by tall office towers or condos. This one is a little different.

With three houses and one school - at three pupils, the smallest school in Germany - this island, Nordstrandischmoor, is much smaller than downtown Vancouver and, obviously, not as populated. In the shot is of one of the houses and, oddly, all of the houses have names. I think this one is Halberwegwarft. As far as I can figure out it means "half way mound". The kind of mound that you build a house on in low lying coastal areas. The Dutch equivalent is terp.

As we sailed by on the ferry from Amrum, I could see a fair number of sheep and I'll bet fishing plays an important part of the inhabitant's lives. God only knows what else there is to do there.

And then comes the contrast: a giant, modern, coastal windmill farm. I counted hundreds clustered together in different groupings all up and down the coast.

The reality is I have no idea how old the buildings are on the island but isolated island living has been going on there for a long, long time.

My other Battle of New and Old photographs can be found in the gallery as can my other photos of Amrum.

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Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type: 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Focal Length: 300 mm
35mm Focal Length: 450 mm
Exposure: 1/100 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 110


Taken: 2011-06-15 15:16:57
Posted: 2012-11-16 | 08:29





The Battle of New and Old, North Sea Edition

The Battle of New and Old, North Sea Edition

It's been a long time since I've posted a Battle of New and Old photo. Both of the other ones were of older buildings in downtown Vancouver that are now dwarfed by tall office towers or condos. This one is a little different.

With three houses and one school - at three pupils, the smallest school in Germany - this island, Nordstrandischmoor, is much smaller than downtown Vancouver and, obviously, not as populated. In the shot is of one of the houses and, oddly, all of the houses have names. I think this one is Halberwegwarft. As far as I can figure out it means "half way mound". The kind of mound that you build a house on in low lying coastal areas. The Dutch equivalent is terp.

As we sailed by on the ferry from Amrum, I could see a fair number of sheep and I'll bet fishing plays an important part of the inhabitant's lives. God only knows what else there is to do there.

And then comes the contrast: a giant, modern, coastal windmill farm. I counted hundreds clustered together in different groupings all up and down the coast.

The reality is I have no idea how old the buildings are on the island but isolated island living has been going on there for a long, long time.

My other Battle of New and Old photographs can be found in the gallery as can my other photos of Amrum.

Show this photo on a map ✈

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Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type: 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
Focal Length: 300 mm
35mm Focal Length: 450 mm
Exposure: 1/100 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 110


Taken: 2011-06-15 15:16:57
Posted: 2012-11-16 | 08:29


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