Saturday, 3 September 2011

818 NL - Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout (1997)

Brief Description

"The outstanding contribution made by the people of the Netherlands to the technology of handling water is admirably demonstrated by the installations in the Kinderdijk-Elshout area. Construction of hydraulic works for the drainage of land for agriculture and settlement began in the Middle Ages and have continued uninterruptedly to the present day. The site illustrates all the typical features associated with this technology – dykes, reservoirs, pumping stations, administrative buildings and a series of beautifully preserved windmills."

" 金德代克–埃尔斯豪特地区的风车装置极好地展示了荷兰人民为水处理技术做出的突出贡献。从中世纪起,人们开始建设水利工程,用于农田排水和居住目的,并一 直坚持到今天。这里展现了与这些技术相关的各种典型特征,如,堤坝、水库、泵站、行政楼和一系列保存完好的风车设施。"
Source UNESCO WH website

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