Saturday, July 31, 2010

Schokland - The Netherlands (UNESCO WHS)

Many thanks to Wesley (Wesley Guijt in the forums) for sending me this card of Schokland for June Jubilee RR. It is a new addition to my UNESCO collection. Schokland was once a peninsula and in the 15th century it became an island. It hadto be evacuated in 1859. However, following the draining of the Zuider Zee in the 1940s, it has formed part of the land reclaimed from the sea. It has been a UNESCO WHS since 1995.

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