Back to the future in Drenthe (The Netherlands)

by Björn Roose December. 30, 2018 315 views

You may have concluded from the previous posts that Drenthe (The Netherlands) is all about the past. That is not entirely true. First of all, there is still future in the big farms which fill up the "voids" between the villages. Second, there is a good future in tourism. Third, there is some visible presence of the future in the region. Or at least: of what the future used to look like.

There's the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT), dating from 1970 but (with a number of technological updates) still active today.

Then there's the Planetron in Dwingeloo, a space observatory still active today but with some outdated machinery on the premises.

And as a final example there's the chalk ovens near Dieverbrug. Once these were state of the art too. They were built in 1925, were in operation till 1959 and finally got protected in 1991 and restored in 1993.

You'll find all my Drenthe photos here on Pinterest.

 Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope

Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope

Chalk ovens near Dieverbrug

Chalk ovens near Dieverbrug

Planetron Dwingeloo

Planetron Dwingeloo

 Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope

Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope

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Antonio Gil 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Love your perspectives in this post Björn. Happy New Year my friend

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Björn Roose Replied to Antonio Gil 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Antonio. And a Happy New Year to you too smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 8 months, 2 weeks ago

just my kind of structures and patterns! Love it ...

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Björn Roose Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Sigrid smile

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Bethany Plonski 8 months, 2 weeks ago

I like the black and whites, and the perspective in #2+1

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Björn Roose Replied to Bethany Plonski 8 months, 2 weeks ago

That's a 100 % like then smile Thanks, Bethany !

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