Local Heart, Global Soul

May 19, 2020

The Sheer Scale Of Glass…

Filed under: PHOTOGRAPHY,THE NETHERLANDS — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Google Maps)

Himself and I went for a short drive around the Westland on Sunday, not to get out of the car and do anything, but just to have a change of scenery of the four walls of home and to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine.

Wikipedia: “Westland (municipality), Netherlands” tells us: “Westland was created on 1 January 2004 by a merger of the municipalities De Lier, ‘s-Gravenzande, Monster, Naaldwijk and Wateringen. These are also the names of five of the settlements in these municipalities.

The others are Heenweg, Honselersdijk, Kwintsheul, Maasdijk, Poeldijk, and Ter Heijde. Westland itself is not the name of a settlement or town, but rather of the region. The City hall is located in the middle of Westland, in Naaldwijk, the second largest settlement in Westland.

The town of Honselersdijk also possesses the largest Flower Auction, FloraHolland, which also has a location in Rijnsburg. This is a very important sector of the Westland economy. Flowers produced in Westland are sold all over the world.

Coastal towns are Ter Heijde (near Monster), Monster itself and ‘s-Gravenzande. These towns are popular with Germans and people from the Eastern Netherlands. It is not unknown for every holiday campsite to be fully booked with tourists. This is because of their relative proximity to the more popular Scheveningen

It’s not just flowers grown in the Westland glasshouses, but also vegetables, which end up in supermarkets all around the European region.

(photograph © Google Maps)

(Below): This close-up of the Westland, is a section that I zoomed in on from Google Maps, because it shows part of the nearby villages. This then gives a small idea of the scale of the surrounding glasshouses.

(photograph © Google Maps)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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