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© 1997 Lawrence I. Charters

Amsterdam is an old city, tracing its history back at least 800 years. It has spent all that time in a constant struggle with the sea. These locks are part of that struggle. Note the gravity-assisted lock controls, relics of an earlier age (but still working, and not prone to power failures). Scanned from a photographic print. © 1997 Lawrence I. Charters