Photo Friday: Marken (Netherlands)

Europe, International Travel, Photography

Marken is a former island that today connected to the North Holland mainland by a causeway that is well known for its characteristic wooden houses. For some time during the later 19th and early 20th centuries, Marken and its inhabitants were the focus of considerable attention by folklorists, ethnographers and physical anthropologists, who regarded the small fishing town as a relic of the traditional native culture that was destined to disappear as the modernization of the Netherlands gained pace.

Photos taken September 2012.

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