Peter Van Der Houwen's photos with the Landscape

Paint mill "De Kat"

Paint mill "De Kat"
Netherlands, Zaanse Schans, Sept. 2005

This mill (left) is the only remaining working windmill in the world which makes paint. The original mill 'De Kat' was built in 1646 as an oil mill. In 1782 it was destroyed by fire but the mill was rapidly rebuilt…
Added on September 13, 2015

Drainage mill "De Achtkante Molen" anno 1805

Drainage mill "De Achtkante Molen" anno 1805
Netherlands, Groot-Ammers, April 2005

Additional information in Dutch, but with many more photos, at www.molendatabase.nl/nederland/molen.php?nummer=976

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Added on July 24, 2015

Synchronized

Synchronized
Jordan, Desert of Wadi Mousa, May 2009

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Added on July 23, 2015

Sunset

Sunset
Vietnam, Phan Thiët, March 2010

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Added on July 15, 2015

Monument Valley

Monument Valley
USA, Arizona, Sept. 2008

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the Arizona-Utah state line and lies within t…
Added on July 14, 2015

Overwaardse Molen

Overwaardse Molen
Netherlands, Kinderdijk, Aug. 2009

Kinderdijk is a village in the province South Holland, about 15 km east of Rotterdam. Kinderdijk is situated in a polder in the Alblasserwaard at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers. To drain the polder, a system…
Added on July 11, 2015

Playing with Photoshop

Playing with Photoshop
USA, Nevada, Valley of Fire a long time ago

The dinos come from a dino box we once gave our grandson and the setting is the Valley of Fire State Park with its famous red sandstone formations, formed from great shifting sand dunes during the age of the di…
Added on July  7, 2015

The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

The Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Jordan, Wadi Rum, May 2009

The Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a large rock formation in Wadi Rum, named after the book of Thomas Edward Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia). This book is an autobiographical account of his experiences as a British soldier. He was re…
Added on July  6, 2015

Kinderdijk

Kinderdijk
Netherlands, Kinderdijk, August 2009

One of the many drainage mills called "De Overwaardse Molens" in Kinderdijk dating from 1740. Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands about 15 km east of Rotterdam, situated in a polder in the Alblasserwaard at th…
Added on June 19, 2015

Drainage Mill "De Achterlandse Molen"

Drainage Mill "De Achterlandse Molen"
Netherlands, Groot-Ammers, April 2005

This hollow post mill dates back to 1596 or earlier. Until 1969 it was used to drain the Liesveld Polder. From 1865 to today it was (and is) also used as dwelling house. More information (in Dutch, but with addition…
Added on June 11, 2015

Desert People

Desert People
Jordan, Wadi Mousa, May 2009

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Added on June 12, 2015

Grain Mill "De Hoop" anno 2008

Grain Mill "De Hoop" anno 2008
Netherlands, Bunschoten, June 2010

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Added on May  2, 2014

Grain Mill "De Groot" anno 1769

Grain Mill "De Groot" anno 1769
Netherlands, Alkmaar, May 2008

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Added on April 23, 2014

Fairy Chimneys

Fairy Chimneys
Turkey, Göreme, Sept. 2013

Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and streams and ignimbrite deposits that erupted from ancient volcanoes approximately 9 to 3 million years ago, during the late Miocene to Pliocene epochs, underlie the Cappadocia region. The r…
Added on January 30, 2014

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon
USA, Arizona, Sept. 2008

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Added on January 29, 2014

Overwaardse Molen anno 1740

Overwaardse Molen anno 1740
Netherlands, Kinderdijk, August 2009

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Added on January 18, 2014

Playing with Photoshop

Playing with Photoshop
Netherlands, Eemnes, Dec. 2007

One of the many ballet fantasies I made for our granddaughter. She is now a student at the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam.

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Added on January 13, 2014

Endless Tea Plantations

Endless Tea Plantations
Malaysia, Cameron Highlands, April 2011

The Cameron Highlands is one of Malaysia’s most extensive hill stations. It got its name from William Cameron, a British surveyor who was commissioned by the then colonial government to map out the area in 1885. T…
Added on December 22, 2013