© Paul Paris, Amstelveen
"A tour in Holland is a tour through the first books
of Euclid" is a saying by the English writer Aldous Huxley
about the mathematical division of Dutch landscapes.
A country as small as the Netherlands has nevertheless six
distinguishable types of landscape, unique in the world and,
according to Unesco, well worth preserving.
These landscapes of peat, river clay, dunes and sea clay are
not far apart so that a tour can easily give an impression
of various areas. One such area, a sea claypolder, was recently
added to the Unesco World Heritage list.
There are not many countries in the world with such a large
diversity of nature and environment on such a small surface
area. So it is not surprising that the low-lying Netherlands
can boast some beautiful wetlands.
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The Frisian cow,
Symbol of the Dutch landscape
van der Zee
Aquarelle 503, titled: "Zijn ze mij vergeten?"
(Did they forget me?)
Orders of aquarelles: www.wiebevanderzee.com