Batavia Yard series Lelystad, the Netherlands photojournalism – documentary
This photo: Ship lantern for the ship that is in reconstruction now : “De 7 Provinciën” (“The 7 Provinces”) , exhibited in one of the working places. The guide told us that the women figures, adorning the lamp, are sculptured in wood and covered with metal leaf (NL. bladgoud). The lamp is about 2 m high…
“The Batavia Yard” in Lelystad, the Netherlands, is foremost a center for traditional shipbuilding. Since 1985 over 200 young people have built an authentic reconstruction of the VOC-merchantman Batavia from 1628. " – read more about this amazing place, and about the reconstruction of this marvellous sail ship here Batavia Yard
Some material of the original ship wreck is exhibited in the Western Australia Fremantle Maritime Museum – read more about it here Thanks to Andrew Makowiecki for bringing in this additional info! :)
Technical details Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Pentax 18-55 lens
Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs. More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px
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