Woudagemaal (Lemmer, prov. of Friesland)

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The ir. D.F. Woudagemaal is the largest operational steam-powered pumping station in the world and located in Lemmer in the Dutch province of Friesland. On October 7, 1920 Queen Wilhelmina opened the pumping station. It was built to pump excess water out of Friesland.

It has a pumping capacity of 4,000 m3 per minute and is currently used to supplement the existing pumping capacity of the J.L. Hooglandgemaal in case of exceptionally high water levels which happens a few days per year.

Since 1998 its listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Comments (11)

MarekEwjanStachowski on April 17, 2014

interesting building → I like this shot

friendly greetings → Marek-Ewjan

~Marlene~ on April 18, 2014

Great framing, perspective & view, Jos! Like

Best wishes, Marlene

C.A.M. Bien (© CBP f… on April 19, 2014

een prachtige foto van dit stoomgemaal Jos, deze lijkt wel een beetje op het stoomgemaal in Medemblik. MOOI!!!



Jack Clarke on April 20, 2014

Quality photo,Jos. Beautifully composed and with strong colours. LIKE. Best wishes. Jack.

berndwhv on April 21, 2014

Prachtige stoomgemaal en mooie opname, Jos. LIKE 4.

Groet, Bernd

Henk Bouwers on April 22, 2014

like. Gr Henk

dana ciszewska on April 25, 2014

Very nice composition and colours.L.Greetings.Dana

Ali Raza on April 28, 2014


Excellent shot!!!

Best wishes


Jack Tol on May 3, 2014

Ik heb in mijn digitale archief nog wat foto's liggen die ik tijdens Lemmer Ahoy vanaf een boot heb gemaakt van dit indrukwekkend en nog steeds soms actieve gemaal, maar die halen het niet bij deze prachtige opname Jos.



K@rin on May 5, 2014

Je had wel een superdag qua weer ! heerlijk die blauwe lucht en wederom een hele mooie foto ,

like, groet Karin

Konstantin Smirnov (… on July 4, 2014

Great work my dear friend!

L10 + F2 + You are in my favorite list for a long time :)

Best wishes! Kostia

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