A Russian in IJmuiden (10 light photos)

Rob Zijlstra

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In the year 1698 Peter the Great,

Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias, of Moscow, Kiev, Vladimir, Novgorod, Tsar of Kazan, Tsar of Astrakhan, Tsar of Poland, Tsar of Siberia, Tsar of Tauric Chersonesos, Tsar of Georgia, Lord of Pskov, and Grand Duke of Smolensk, Lithuania, Volhynia, Podolia, and Finland, Prince of Estonia, Livonia, Courland and Semigalia, Samogitia, Belostok, Karelia, Tver, Yugra, Perm, Vyatka, Bulgaria and other territories; Lord and Grand Duke of Nizhni Novgorod, Sovereign of Chernigov, Ryazan, Polotsk, Rostov, Yaroslavl, Beloozero, Udoria, Obdoria, Kondia, Vitebsk, Mstislavl, and all northern territories; Sovereign of Iveria, Kartalinia, and the Kabardinian lands and Armenian territories - hereditary Lord and Ruler of the Circassians and Mountain Princes and others; Lord of Turkestan, Heir of Norway, Duke of Schleswig–Holstein, Stormarn, Dithmarschen, Oldenburg, and so forth, and so forth, and so forth.:eek::eek:

visited The Netherlands. He learned here how to build ships.

One of these old replica's of a Dutch ship has been rebuild in modern days, in Sint Petersburg and is now visiting IJmuiden Harbor. As you can see at the photos, there is a lot that must still be done; in the first photo the truck with 'ECO' on it is a carpenter and the man was very busy making parts for the ship.

For those interesting in Peter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_the_Great

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Rob Zijlstra

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Thanks Andreas! It is nice to see them, but for those details I had to climb over another ship and then I could do some shooting. Luckily none was aboard that one, otherwise I would undoubtedly been keelhauled:eek:!
 

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Alex, thanks for the nice words!

Mark, good to hear from you! Thanks and those boats are indeed very interesting to photograph and to learn something.

Steve, thanks! It's a fascinating story if you read about the live of Peter the Great!
 
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