Schiermonnikoog is one of the West Frisian Islands, it is part of the province of Friesland (Fryslan). Island has it name after Cistercian monks who settled here around 1250 -- "Monnik" means "monk" and "schier" is an archaic word meaning "grey", referring to the colour of the monks' habits. The name Schiermonnikoog therefore translates as Island of the grey monks.

Photographs were taken in spring seasons of years 2003-2005.


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