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Dutch Local Traffic Roundabout
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This image was taken on April 19th, 2018. It shows a local traffic roundabout near an entrance of a village on the peninsula Walcheren, Zeeland, The Netherlands.

As you can see, this roundabout was decorated with both a buoy and tulips. The buoy because of the maritime character of this place (with many fishermen as inhabitants) and the tulips because it's a rather common use in Holland. See e.g. this one.

One may think that decorating traffic roundabouts would distract the attention of the traffic users, but as far as I know there wasn't any accident here up till now.

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.Dunstickin
04/22/18 8:40 AM GMT
The local government in your parts do a great job for your community!...There are parts over here that the same things occurs!..

Nice and airy image
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::casechaser
04/22/18 11:26 AM GMT
I like yours. The Arc de Triomphe is also well designed in the middle but who can see it with all that mad traffic circling it all day.

I wonder if constant car exhaust emissions could harm those beautiful tulips.
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::Ramad
04/22/18 11:56 AM GMT
Here we have also flowers in the centre of roundabouts but nothing like a buoy. Nice photo of the well kept and arranged roundabout Cornelius.
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::LynEve
04/22/18 12:15 AM GMT
A lovey bright island of beautiful tulips and the bouy is unique :)
We have many with plantings but have never seen a bouy - very appropriate for the area.
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::trixxie17
04/22/18 2:59 PM GMT
We don't have many roundabouts in my area but I would love to go around this one - really speaks to the area.
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::tigger3
04/22/18 4:27 PM GMT
This really represents the area so well. We have roundabouts here, but they don't look this nice. tigs=^..^=
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::mesmerized
04/22/18 5:06 PM GMT
Not aware of any roundabouts in my area...unless it counts that I'm often going in circles myself, lol...very colorful and cheerful one in your country...nice shot, SEA.
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.0930_23
04/22/18 5:45 PM GMT
Roundabouts are not to plentiful in my area. The first one I saw was in a town about 90 miles away. I like to never quit going in circles.
This is a beauty and your country does such a great job of adding beauty and keeping everything so neat.
Neat shot SEA.

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::Nikoneer
04/22/18 11:16 PM GMT
Comparing the two views I think I like this one with the buoy better, although I think it should be counterbalanced by placing something like a gig (one that no longer runs well) on the opposite side of the circle, since the middle has to be occupied by a light post. From your posts it seems a gig is another common sight there.

-Nik
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.koca
04/26/18 6:00 AM GMT
Beautiful Dutch scene. Tulips are always there. Nice.
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.icedancer
05/02/18 4:27 PM GMT
Such a beautiful round-about, such lovely tulips and like that big buoy, gorgeous capture and depth
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