Wednesday, July 3, 2013

NETHERLANDS ~, Ir.D.F. Woudagemaal (D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station)-UNESCO~

Nice UNESCO site from neighbour Netherlands...It represents the contribution made by Netherlands engineers and architects in protecting their people and land against the natural forces of water.
Bedankt Moniek!!

With nice stamps too!!

The Ir.D.F. Woudagemaal (D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station) is the largest steam-pumping station ever built and is still in operation. During the winterdays, this station comes in action to help more modern pumping stations cope with high water in Friesland. On average, this occurs for 400 hours a year.
On October 7, 1920 Queen Wilhelmina opened the pumping station.

Since 1998 the ir. D.F. Woudagemaal has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

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