Cultural Walking Expedition 2007

The artist organizes two times a nine-mile-long walking excursion inspired by the former railroad . The start is at the former Grand Station in Aalsmeer.

More than 300 people walk the track while listening to an open air, live broadcast. Listening to soundscapes of an audio artist and listening to stories and other information of
a writer , a historian, an ecologist and of course the artist himself about the landscape.

Due to safety rules Amsterdam Airport had to give permission for this walk across the runway of planes.

Most of the bridges were gone. Sometimes boats are needed.

This ditch is small but too broad to leap.

Inspired on an old cabin for the bridgemaster, the artist built a new one.

For one watercourse the artist built a floating bridge of 40 feet.

The finish in Vijfhuizen.

The River Buoy 2000



The city Nijmegen, situated on the south border of the main branch of the Rhine in the Netherlands, locally known as the river Waal, took a historical decision in 1996. City planners cross the millenia years old natural and cultural border to develop a new town for 40.000 people on the north side of the river.

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To visualize the historical leap across this cultural border Frank Bezemer designed a huge sculpture entitled River Buoy, a building and landmark at the same time.