West-Friesland (West Frisia) is a region in the northwest of the Netherlands. It's not defined by administrational borders, but by historical context and lingual differences. As an autonomous area, West Frisia seased to exist in 1297, when it was subdued by the Floris V, Count of Holland.
West Frisia stayed powerful when the United Provinces of the Netherlands formed a union on much of the current country, between 1579 and 1795. West Frisia even had its own admiralty. Within the region the towns of Alkmaar, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Zaanstad and Den Helder grew the most powerful. Edam, Volendam and Medemblik are also considered small national gems.
A very small series of photos, made to test early generations of digital cameras in 2008 and 2009.