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photoblog image The Grebbe Line

The Grebbe Line

 

A Dutch forward defense against invading armies since 1745 used water inundation/flooding,

utilized during WWII against the German attacks.  You can read the longer story here.

(at the "75 Years of Liberation" sand-sculpture exhibit in Garderen, NL)

 

 

photoblog image The Grebbe Line

 

The Grebbe Line

 

A Dutch forward defense against invading armies since 1745 used water inundation/flooding,

utilized during WWII against the German attacks.  You can read the longer story here.

(at the "75 Years of Liberation" sand-sculpture exhibit in Garderen, NL)

 

 

photoblog image The Grebbe Line

 

comments (22)

  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 16 Sep 2020, 00:04
Wow! What an incredible sand sculpture spotted here! The detail and scale is amazing. Interesting and effective form of defense used.
Ginnie Hart: As I often say, Steven, leave it to the Dutch!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 16 Sep 2020, 00:05
That's just remarkable!!
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Bonnie!
C'est magnifique, je suis admirative.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Martine. Merci.
These sculptures are truly amazing Ginnie. A great p.o.v.
Ginnie Hart: They really are, Frank. Thank you.
this is getting better and better, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Ayush. Every display blew me away!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Sep 2020, 02:06
What a stunning installation this is, Ginnie, and well shot by you.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. The amount of work that goes into these sculptures blows my mind!
Oh my - that's just incredible. You have taken a wonderful photo of it ti share. Thank you
Ginnie Hart: Thank YOU, Elizabeth. Every time I look at these incredible sculptures, I'm more than amazed by the creativity, let alone the time and effort to create them.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Sep 2020, 05:04
You just wonder how long it took to sculpt this Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: The in-between months from year to year, Chris, are used to make the new exhibitions (usually 4 months), made by a group of at least 40 artists/sculptors. It really is amazing what they are able to accomplish in that short period.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Sep 2020, 05:16
This is an incredible sand-sculpture and I think the perspective here is amazing.
About the flooding, they made sure that the water was about 2 feet deep, enough to make sure heavy trucks would get stuck in the heavy clay and 2 feet is not deep enough to have boats with people in it, crossing the flooding.... of course in WWII airplanes flew over but the ground-troops had problems.
Ginnie Hart: It was a brilliant concept, Astrid, and made sense. I wonder how long the water took took to recede after the war?!
A very beautiful representations of the trenches in which thousands of soldiers dug in and also many died. Moving. Good day Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie. The trenches of war always wrench my heart. As I often tell Astrid, I hate war!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Sep 2020, 07:16
Yes, I heard of this flooding in Zeeland, a Dutch couple told me about their own experiences, even today you see the consequences by the salt water in the country. The sandsculptures are very impressive.
Ginnie Hart: It really is something, Philine!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Sep 2020, 07:27
Absolutely astonishing about the level of detail here.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Alan.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 16 Sep 2020, 07:58
I know about the flooding in WW2 Ginnie. These sculptures are amazing.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chad. So much to learn from history.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 16 Sep 2020, 08:09
un incroyable partage
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
This is just incredible Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Bill. It's why we go back every year!
What an amazing sand sculpture, and such a sad story to go with it on the link.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Brian, and yes. I hate war!
What dynamic and realistic artwork! Friendship
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Ruthie.
Wat is zelfs deze verdedigingslinie prachtig uitgebeeld in zand..top !!
Ginnie Hart: It blows the mind, Marjolein, doesn't it!
these are wonderful sculptures depicting the trenches in WWII Ginnie... good photography....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • willy
  • Belgium
  • 16 Sep 2020, 17:54
wat een knappe en realistische zandsculptuur Ginnie


en die heb je prachtig in beeld gebracht

prettige avond gewenst
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Willy. We were really impressed by this year's exhibits!
Wow - that is absolutely incredible!
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Tom.
They are great sculptures representing something that should not happen.
Excellent shots.
Ginnie Hart: I so agree with you, Michael. I always want to see war exhibits but I go through them always uttering to myself (or Astrid), "I HATE WAR."

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