Worldwide Panorama: World Heritage

After the succes of the first World Wide Panorama event organised in march, there was a second world wide panorama event held on the Solstice weekend, June 19-21. Over 100 panorama photographers world wide participated in this event.

At the previous event participating photographers could submit any panorama, as long as it was shot during the specified time. This time around, a theme was set. Inspired by the work of Tito Dupret, who is traveling around the world making panoramas at UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The fieldOfView contribution to the World Wide Panorama World Heritage project shows the windmills in Kinderdijk, the Netherlands.

From the Kinderdijk website:

The Netherlands is famous for its windmills. Today there are still more than 1.000 mills spread over the Netherlands. Nowhere in the world you will find as many windmills as at Kinderdijk. 19 Sturdy mills were built here around 1740 . They have been well preserved to the present day.

The mills drain the excess water from the Alblasserwaard polders - which are situated below sea-level - after which the water is sluiced into the river Lek.

In 1997 the mills of Kinderdijk were put on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.