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Astrid emphasizes the importance of keeping canals free of blockages.

 

Normaal Amsterdams Peil is an absolute reference in the Z direction and is used not only in the Netherlands but also in several other other European countries. It started originally after a particularly severe flood in Amsterdam. Water levels were measured at sea and in Amsterdam canals. Later they were applied to other areas in the Netherlands. Which means that the water levels anywhere in the Netherlands take their reference from a very physical spot in some canal in Amsterdam. Any further questions should be directed to that figure in deep blue.

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Astrid emphasizes the importance of keeping canals free of blockages.

 

Normaal Amsterdams Peil is an absolute reference in the Z direction and is used not only in the Netherlands but also in several other other European countries. It started originally after a particularly severe flood in Amsterdam. Water levels were measured at sea and in Amsterdam canals. Later they were applied to other areas in the Netherlands. Which means that the water levels anywhere in the Netherlands take their reference from a very physical spot in some canal in Amsterdam. Any further questions should be directed to that figure in deep blue.

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Jan 2016, 03:26
I think you were an attentive student, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I had the company and the atmosphere that did not put me right to sleep, Ray grin
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 16 Jan 2016, 03:48
nice shot, and yes, you did seem to learn a lot about canals on your trip
Ayush Basu: Always interesting to know how other people address their typical problems, Elaine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Jan 2016, 07:10
Everything about the Netherlands is confusing to me Ayush
Ayush Basu: And then you had to read my description (or my attempt at it) of the NAP, Chris! grin
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Jan 2016, 07:33
Love the comments so far, Ayush. Great shot of the NAP and I am more than willing to answer any questions about the water level, I hope I can give an answer to all of them.
Waterways in the Netherlands are our 'life-lines' and we have to have a proper use of and for them otherwise we drown....
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you liked it, Astrid. And it was a good thing we met up and you pointed this out.
The Dutch are the masters of water management
Ayush Basu: It also appears that Dutch individuals and collectives take responsibility for what needs to be done, Bill.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 16 Jan 2016, 08:15
That's goo information, Ayush, and yes, knowing Astrid, she will have more
Ayush Basu: My observation was that she (and Ginnie too) takes a curious interest in her surroundings, Lisl.
The Netherlands are achieving a great job with their canals Ayush. Your picture is a great illustration.
Ayush Basu: And other areas of engineering too, Richard. Thank you.
That figure in deep blue knows the answers, Ayush, definitely. smile
Ayush Basu: Oh yes, Ginnie grin And with all your years in the Netherlands, I am sure you know a good deal too!
I am interested in what the othere figures in blue are. There is no way they can be large birds dressed in blue coats and red and white hats.
Ayush Basu: Sorry for the late reply, Mary. They were part of some kind of an art installation. Around the time when that shot was taken (or perhaps a couple of weeks before), it was a sort of autumn break and the last weeks before the weather took a turn towards winter. So in those couple of weeks, in Limburg province (I understand it is not a nation wide thing), people take that last opportunity to engage in outdoor activities, be it sports or a picnic or simply spend the time outside. The green space you see to the left is one such spot and to the right is a row of cafes on the wharf. I am guessing the installations were part of the effort to brighten up the space. I will check with Astrid if she has a different view.
Apart from our friend Astrid being in the picture I do find the signage and your narration interesting, the authorities in the U.K.could learn a lot from the Dutch about controlling water.
Ayush Basu: It appeared to me that the solutions applied were really thought out and not some stopgap measures which we tend to see so much these days, Brian. Thank you for pointing that out.
Is that the end of a canal or are you on a bridge?
Ayush Basu: I am standing at the end of the inlet, Tom. To the right is the wharf and there are berths for boats (removed for the winter).
it's a wonderful composition Ayush and Astrid looks like she always does... with her camera up to her eye...
thanks for the explanation about the water levels in the canals....petersmile
Ayush Basu: I found it very fascinating and Astrid's explanation helped a lot, Peter. Thank you.
Fascinating information and lovely framing of the image, including Astrid ;-)
Ayush Basu: I found it very fascinating and Astrid's explanation helped a lot, CP. Thank you.
An excellent shot, Ayush - and I see Astrid has been schooling you well!!
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Elizabeth. Both Astrid and Ginnie are keen observers and shared with me interesting stuff.
interesting stuff...
Ayush Basu: Glad you thought so, Larry.
And you got a very nice shot out of it.
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Michael.

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