Haamstede, Rotterdam, The Netherlands | Jan van der Gaag

Haamstede, The Netherlands

Name: West Schouwen Light

Location: Haamstede, the Netherlands

About: This lighthouse in Haamstede in the Netherlands is one of the tallest in this country and built in 1837. The lighthouse is located in the province Zeeland in the south-west of the country and the whole area consists of a number of islands and peninsulas (hence its name, meaning “sea-land”) ~ Large parts of Zeeland are way below sea level. It’s a miracle that this lighthouse was undamaged after the last great flood disaster in 1953.

I know this area very well – as teenager I went on vacation here with my parents and sister and we had many great summers here. I think it’s a special light-tower also here in the Netherlands – of course the sea is close but the lighthouse is situated in a kind of forest area and not so easy to photograph.

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Camera: Nikkormat FTn
Lens: Panagor 2:8 / 28mm
Film: Kodak Portra 160

Photo: Jan van der Gaag / j.vdgaag@inter.nl.net / Rotterdam > The Netherlands

Haamstede, Jan van der Gaag, Lighthouse, Rotterdam, The Netherlands