National Geographic : 1923 Mar
HOLLAND'S WAR WITH THE SEA 291 Photograph by Emil P. Albrecht INVISIBLE FROM TIIE SEA, VOLENDAM CROUCHES BEHIND ITS DIKE This village, beloved by English and Dutch artists because of the quaint costumes of its inhabitants, straggles 18 feet below the level of the sea behind a massive rampart. In winter the Zuider Zee falls upon the sea wall with a fury that justifies the height and width of the barrier. Photograph by Fred II. Rindge, Jr. ON THE CANAL AT UTRECHT The two main thoroughfares of this city, where so much history has been made, are the Oude Gracht and the Nieuwe Gracht (Old and New Canal). So far below the street level do these canals flow that there is a subterranean city of shops and warehouses beneath the pave ments, the doorways of which open on a level with the waterways.