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A poignant remonder

The statue is a poignant reminder of the lives lost at sea. Looking at the ages there are father... read more

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A touching monument

I was in Urk last summer ,discovering a picturesque village ,in fact an old island swallowed by the... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2018
mireille b
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Ramnicu Valcea, Romania
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The statue is a poignant reminder of the lives lost at sea. Looking at the ages there are father and sons lost including children as young as 10.
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I was in Urk last summer ,discovering a picturesque village ,in fact an old island swallowed by the new polder in Flevoland .The statue of the woman ,dressed in local costume ,is so dramatic ,it symbolizez the drama of the fishermen died on the sea .The wife is looking for her
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While the statue tells a story, it is the wall with the real meaning. You read thru the names and you see many with the same last name. It makes you think of the families who lost husband and sons at the same time. It also gives you a sense of fierceness of the water prior to
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We drove our rental car from Leeuwarden, having made stops at UNESCO Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal Pumping Station and UNESCO Schokland Polder. After free parking near the port, we joined others walking the quiet narrow streets bordered with small homes on this past Sunday morning. The
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The monument is not just the statue, but also all the plaques with the full names of deceased fishermen with their year they died and the age they reached. Impressive and something to think about when you look at the sea (although technically it is now a lake that you are
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