Sunday, May 08, 2011
The Roads of Texel
Yesterday evening I came across a most amazing site whilst searching online for images or diagrams pertaining to Dutch galleons, specifically the Batavia. What I found instead was this; The 'Roads of Texel' is a 1/87 scale, four by eighteen metre diorama which can be found in at a maritime museum in the village of Jutters Oudenschild on Texel. The diarama shows a range of historical Dutch vessels from the golden era of Dutch maritime history (and also includes a visiting Danish frigate which I thought was a nice touch). As models go, this is the most impressive naval diarama I've ever come across and to think I'm wondering how to build just one model galleon! Unfortunately, I don't see any vlieboots or Dutch galleys amongst the models, but thats a minor detail. Its still fantastic and if we ever make our trip to Bataviawerf, it might be well worth stopping by to gaze upon this master piece!