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A picture taken yesterday in the snow of the edge canal Moerkerke Den Hoorn Belgium on 15 km of Bruges
Documentary; Den Hoorn is a peaceful country village, but not so lang ago, some villagers had a dangerous accessory revenue: smuggling. The village lies close to the Dutch border, which made it an ideal base for this clandestine trade. The smuggling goods varied from butter to living cows. They didn't have a lack of creativity, the smugglers. Animals were transported in the trunks of cars, calfs were even dressed up and disguised with a large hat and put in the front of the car to mislead the border patrols. This "trade" was certainly nothing for the fearful. The police was authorized to shoot smugglers if necessary, several were emprisoned for their actions. This activity reached its peak in the 50's and 60's of the last century. One of the most interesting cycling routes of the region is called "de Smokkelroute" (the smuggling route).

This phot I have cropped to a better composition.

I hope you like it.

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