White-rumped vultures were once a familiar sight in the cities of southern Asia, with a population numbering millions, but its numbers plummeted fast in the 1990s. It was discovered that an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat injured cattle was to blame. When the cattle died, the vultures would ingest the drug and suffer a slow, painful death
Marken - Marken is a village with a population of 1810 in the municipality of Waterland in the province of North Holland in the Netherlands. Marken forms a peninsula in the Markermeer and was formerly an island in the Zuiderzee. The characteristic wooden houses of Marken are a tourist attraction.
Shanghai's European-style ghost towns – in pictures
An empty commercial building in Holland Town. It was intended that the Euro towns would absorb Shanghai’s increasing population, but a combination of real estate speculation and the huge cost of property has resulted in the towns lying relatively empty one decade on from their construction
https://flic.kr/p/BbyzhF | Hobby gardens, Noordendijk, Dordrecht | In earlier times, when the city population was financially not as good as now. Some lucky people had a piece of land. Available by the municipality and placed in an association. On this piece of land they could then grow some vegetables. These pieces of land still exist. But now as allotment. People use it as a hobby garden and sometimes as little cottage for the weekend.
Floating Pavilion - Pinned by Mak Khalaf Rotterdam is a city in South Holland the Netherlands located geographically within the RhineMeuseScheldt river delta at the North Sea. Its history goes back to 1270 when a dam was constructed in the Rotte river and people settled around it for safety. In 1340 Rotterdam was granted city rights by the Count of Holland and slowly grew into a major logistic and economic centre. Nowadays it is home to Europe's largest port and has a population of 624799…
Bourtange is a village in the Vlagtwedde area of Holland, with a population of 430. Its star fort was built in 1593 during the Eighty Years’ War when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. Bourtange was restored to its mid-18th century state in 1960, and is currently used as an open-air museum.