Zee(ver)wering
Home

Henk Schalken | Photography

Zee(ver)wering

Sea(de)fence

IMG_4244 _MG_1895
Pictures from Oudemirdum
Pictures from Mirns
The coast of Gaasterland is dotted by the remains of an old wall made of six and a half feet long wooden poles, built to protect the land from the Zuiderzee.
When the Zuiderzee was dammed off, their protective function ceased and they were left to slowly decay, exposed to weather and waves.
This produced an environment filled with photographic treasures.
Exploring, I found many fascinating shapes and photographed them over various seasons.
Many pictures are close-ups, with a few overviews of the area, taken at Oudemirdumerklif and Mirnserklif.

A book has been published with the most fascinating pictures from this project. Click here for information about this book.