Traditionally Dutch houses but also castles, bridges or factories are built from brick. Numerous brickworks popped up in places along the shores of the rivers where suitable deposits of clay were available and the coal necessary for burning the bricks could be brought in and the products shipped out on barges.

Few survive today as museum, and even less in working order. One is the Vogelensangh brickworks in Deest. This factory was built in 1918-1919 and bricks are still baked in much the same way as 100 years ago.

Ship Wreck near Astoria, Oregon

The Peter Iredale, was a four mast iron clad ship built in Liverpool in 1890. In 1906, on its way to Astoria at the Columbia River, the Ship ran ashore during storming sea with little visibility. Today it is a natural playground for kids of all ages and the playing waves.

Here, an archive photo of the Peter Iredale.

All photos shown subsequently were taken with an iPhone 15 pro max, mostly in the raw mode.