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alkmaar, alkmaarder meer, de woude, netherlands, metal, rust, shiny, red, white, yellow, hike, ferry, trap door, hinge, deck, accidental, heavy metal, anti skid, pattern, day hike, look down, cover, covered, hiking day
Another May, another hiking day: finally we had perfect hiking weather not causing us to stay in the city – instead, we went for a hike around an island in the Alkmaarder Meer to the South of Alkmaar. The island has one small village, De Woude, while most of the interior is a nature reservation; pedestrians (only) can walk all around though, on or along the dike. The island is reachable only by a small ferry.
This must be the shortest ferry trip I’ve ever made – you can almost hop on at one end and hop off again at the other! On the way back I got another (short) chance to take some photos of the ferry. I loved the anti-slip texture of the heavy metal plating of the deck and the trap doors set in it. Through heavy use, most of the two layers of paint has worn off, and there’s hardly any rust to be seen. This trap door hinge has been worn to a sheen.
|The more I see this, especially as a thumbnail, the more it looks like a comma to me…|
Covered is about the covers that give (or deny) access to the world below our pavings, especially in our cities, and how they are placed in, or clash with, the pavement. At the very least these covers prevent us from tripping or falling into holes.
Taken on the ferry at De Woude, Netherlands 2010
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
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