A Pictorial Tour of The Netherlands

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A Pictorial Tour of The Netherlands
A Pictorial Tour of The Netherlands

July 2013,

 

We have consistently advocated that we in Africa should wake up from our self-induced slumber and get serious.

We believe that Africans should stop believing the lies that only God can solve human problems.

We have also told the home truth (painful as it may appear to some) that no god anywhere has ever developed a nation; it is human beings, using their brains and brawns, who have developed their societies.

The Netherlands is a tiny country in Northern Europe with a population of about 17 million people.

All of the country is below the sea level. The Dutch say that God did not create their country. They were not blaspheming – they wrested control of their land from the sea. The last province they created was the Flevoland, which today is home to thousands of people.

In the course of the centuries, the Dutch have built impressive engineering marvels to keep the sea at bay.

While our political and religious elite in Africa continue to delude us about a god coming to take care of us, the Dutch are busy improving their already top-class infrastructure.

Their latest project is the laying of fibre-glass cable all over the land, because they want to be among the nations with the fastest internet connection.

Here are some pictures on what the Dutch have managed to achieve, relying entirely on their intellects.

 

a corn-field in a dutch countryside

a corn-field in a dutch countryside

 

a corn-field in a dutch countryside

a corn-field in a dutch countryside

a sluice on the Ijmeer

a sluice on the Ijmeer

 

abandoned submarine behind the amsterdam central station

abandoned submarine behind the amsterdam central station

 

amsterdam central station

amsterdam central station

 

 

behind the central station in amsterdam

behind the central station in amsterdam

on the ijmeer1

on the ijmeer1

 

bicycle park in amsterdam

bicycle park in amsterdam

 

free passenger boat in amsterdam

free passenger boat in amsterdam

hotel boat behind amsterdam central station

hotel boat behind amsterdam central station

 

nice building in velsen, near ijmuiden

nice building in velsen, near ijmuiden

 

on the ijmeer near amsterdam central station

on the ijmeer near amsterdam central station

 

behind the amsterdam central station

behind the amsterdam central station

 

on the ijmeer2

on the ijmeer2

 

 

The ijmeer - one of the wonder waterways the Dutch Created

The ijmeer – one of the wonder waterways the Dutch Created

one of the bridges in amsterdam than can be lifted

one of the bridges in amsterdam than can be lifted

 

the amstel train station in amsterdam

the amstel train station in amsterdam

 

the boat terminal behind the central station in amsterdam

the boat terminal behind the central station in amsterdam

the ijmeer with a big cruiser in the horizon

the ijmeer with a big cruiser in the horizon

the vondel park in amsterdam

the vondel park in amsterdam

If all these beautiful things were created by human beings with the same faculties like you and I, it is time we all start to feel outraged and insulted when our leaders – political and religious, tell us to wait for a god and his son to come to our aid.

 

About the Author

Femi Akomolafe is a passionate Pan-Africanist. A columnist for the Accra-based Daily Dispatch newspaper and Correspondent for the New African magazine. Femi lives in both Europe and Africa, and writes regularly on Africa-related issues for various newspapers and magazines.

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