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The colors I used for the walls and railings are primary ones and black.

They are red, black, yellow and white. The water and the sky (usually) are blue. The long red wall is actually vermillion (RAL 2002). This color, I have discovered, looks more like red than RAL 3000, which is supposed to be the 'real' red. I chose it here in order to complement the green of the foliage of the Taxodium Distichum - the bald- or swamp cypress. And in autumn the foliage becomes a red-brown, adding extra warmth to the dreary Dutch autumns.

Here you can see the metal stairs giving access to the quay - or in the other direction, the bridge. And to the right the ramp which makes access possible for disabled people, who can also come here to feed the ducks.

As you can see, the apartment building facing the water was made for profit only by project developers - its foundation was given no attention. I tried to find a possibility to change that, but this was not possible. All that counts is the price of the view from the building.

site specific art in Holland and the sculpture and environments by Lucien den Arend - his site specific sculptures and environmental sculptures.

the industrial stairs and the red wall - urban oasis - 1989/1993 - environment with swamp cypresses and retaining walls, center De Rietkampen, Ede


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Their 'knees' or aerial roots will help stabilize them and actually breathe for the trees. The example below shows the aerial roots of a much older swamp cypress in a botanical garden in Belgium. This picture was taken in the autumn, when the foliage turns reddish brown.

Aerial roots, or knees, help supply oxygen to the Taxodium Distichum and help stabilize the tree.

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