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View from a balloon over the Netherlands 31st January 2007

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    Ian:

    What an incredible view – Great shot!

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    Sylvia:

    Gosh! My parents are dutch @ when they went back to holland they took many photos all of crowded places BUT BEAUTIFUL buildings…..Mum did say in spite of all that Holland does actually have \'spare\' ground – by that she meant not too populated! It is so nice to see this!!! do you have any more shots of rural Holland??
    Sylvia in New Zealand

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View from a balloon over the Netherlands

The story behind "View from a balloon over the Netherlands"

Well.. this is the country where I live about half of the time, the rest I travel around the world. In the Netherlands you need a plane or a balloon to make aerial pictures, as the highest ‘mountain’ -hidden in the far south east corner, bordering Belgium & Germany- is 322m high.
While the Netherlands are one of the best places to live with regards to political democracy, freedom of/from religion and human rights, the lack of nature is one of the things that regret of it.

There are no wild sections, though everything is clean and nice. Half the country is below sealevel, which will be a serious problem in the upcoming century, due to global warming.
This is a late evening view of the rural and more green -though still 100% cultivated- South, shot from a balloon, a nice way to see the world. To me this scene is quite boring, but maybe for you it might be interesting how uneventful a landscape can be ;-)

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