The northeast polder in the Netherlands was drained between 1937 and 1942, creating 125 acres of new land, the centre being Emmeloord. This draining of the sea was called the Zuiderzee project.
This land is very fertile and is one of the main global centers for flower growing. This image is of Espel, within this region, where the main output are tulips and tulip bulbs.
The images clearly shows each of the farmhouses, equally divided, and their adjoining fields.
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Like so many towns on the Adriatic, Monopoli's history has been thoroughly influenced by its east-facing position and its fortified sea-front walls and castle tell many a story.
Parking in or around Piazza XX Settembre, location of a colourful street market, head east towards the cathedral. To find it just look upwards and you are sure to see its elegantly conceived bell tower thrusting into the sky. Built in 1693, the tower is over 60 metres high, completely dominating the town below.