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Frozen Gantel

Posted by
Pawn (Den Haag, Netherlands) on 3 January 2010 in Documentary & Street.

You would'nt tell in our newly build neighbourhood, but the Gantel where the people are skating on is one of the last remaining creeks from ancient times in The Hague. It was already there for a few hundred years when the Romans entered this region in the middle of the first century.

Photography has done at least as much to deaden conscience as to arouse it.
- Susan Sontag, in 'On Photography' (1977)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A funny picture!

3 Jan 2010 2:41pm

Denise from Duncannon, United States

Great shot! Thnk you for the piece of history. My mother remembers skating on the canals in Amsterdam..

3 Jan 2010 5:33pm