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Then there's the Planetron in Dwingeloo, a space observatory still active today but with some outdated machinery on the premises.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