polder struggle


dutch engineering:

keep head above water and

hold finger in dike


Head Above The Water











The Dutch people are masters in water-engineering as much of their country lies below sea level.  Henk Hofstra created the sculpture (above), “Head Above The Water”, on display at Lely.  The statue on top is of Cornelis Lely (1854-1929) who created the plans for the “Delta Works” project of reclaiming “polder” land from the sea. 

(source: Carpe Diem Haiku Kai)