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Most beautiful spot in province of Flevoland nomination


Yes! With 24 other places we have been nominated as “Most beautiful spot in the province of Flevoland“.



The search of this spot is to commemorate the fact that this year our province officially exists 25 year. The inauguration was on 27 Juni 1985 but the work to create this “New land” had started some 30 to 40 years before that date.

The city of Lelystad is situated on the “New Land” (i.e. reclamed land) and hence is even younger than it. Lelystad is the capital of the province of Flevoland. The city was founded in 1967 and was named after Cornelis Lely, who engineered the Afsluitdijk, making the reclamation possible. Lelystad is situated approximately 5 meters (16 ft) below sea level.

Yesterday the local broadcasting station crew of “Omroep Flevoland” came to visite us to make a radio interview and a  film-clip for television.

And guess what, during this rainy day it stopped raining for about one our … during these recordings!

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The Omroep Flevoland broadcasting microphone for radio display’s the bird that was choisen as the symbol for the province. It is a Harrier (species of diurnal hawk), in Dutch kiekendief.



For the television recordings a smaller and wireless microphone was used.

To see a Tsubo-en Groundplan, the Tsubo-en location in Google Earth or on Google Maps, click the House and garden related link below.

To view the resulting video-clip see the clip at the bottom of our page:
Zen means real attention.

Related: House and garden, Tsubo-en Zen-garden, The Movie (also the making of), Lelystad Wikipeia entry.

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