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Germany : Nordrhein-Westfalen

1.9 km (1.2 miles) N of Gangelt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 80 m (262 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 174°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View from the point to the East #3: View from the point to the South (Village of Gangelt) #4: View from the point to the West #5: The coordinates on the GPS #6: View to the North-West (wind mills) #7: Me, a few meters away from the point

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  51°N 6°E (visit #11)  

#1: The point, with view to the North

(visited by Jean-Luc Frérotte)

English

18-Aug-2008 -- De retour d’une réunion de travail à Zwolle dans le nord des Pays-Bas, je suis allé visiter ce point tout proche de mon trajet vers le sud de la Belgique.

Il n’avait plus été visité depuis novembre 2006. La confluence se trouve dans un champ clôturé. Il y a toujours des chevaux dans le champ, avec des poulains, et j’ai préféré ne pas les déranger. La confluence se trouve à une dizaine de mètres au nord de la barrière qui longe la petite route. Il semble qu’il n’y a pas de changement dans le paysage depuis les visites précédentes.

Sur la photo prise vers l’ouest, on voit un petit point noir dans le ciel. C’est un ballon qui passait.

Sur la photo vers le sud, on voit l’église du village de Gangelt. Coïncidence intéressante : c’est le village où Mercator, le célèbre géographe qui a inventé la projection qui porte son nom, a passé ses premières années. Peut-être quand il était petit venait-il jouer dans le champ où se trouve la confluence ?

J’ai eu de la chance pendant ma visite : ce jour-là, il pleuvait beaucoup juste avant mon arrivée, et dès que je suis parti, la pluie a recommencé. J’ai juste eu un rayon de soleil pendant que je prenais les photos.

English

18-Aug-2008 -- On my way back from of a work meeting in Zwolle in the north of the Netherlands, I went to visit this point very close to my way towards the south of Belgium.

It had not been visited since November 2006. The confluence is inside an enclosed field. There are still horses in the field, with some foals, and I preferred not to disturb them. The confluence is at about ten meters north of the barrier along the small road. It seems that there is no change in the landscape since the preceding visits.

On the picture showing the landscape towards the West, the small black spot in the sky is a montgolfier.

On the picture towards the South, you can see the church of the village of Gangelt. Interesting coincidence: it is the village where Mercator, the famous geographer who invented the projection which bears his name, spent the first years of his life. Perhaps he played in the field of the confluence when he was young?

I was lucky during my visit: this day, it was raining a lot before my arrival on the point, and as soon as I left, the rain started again. I just had a sun ray while I took the pictures.


 All pictures
#1: The point, with view to the North
#2: View from the point to the East
#3: View from the point to the South (Village of Gangelt)
#4: View from the point to the West
#5: The coordinates on the GPS
#6: View to the North-West (wind mills)
#7: Me, a few meters away from the point
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