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Thursday, November 03, 2011

BLUE SKY IN AMSTERDAM



They said we were lucky because the sun was shining when we were in Amsterdam
a week ago.So we had a blue sky.
Lucky, because Holland has a mere 20-23 sunny days per year.
This windmill stands in Amsterdam at the Amstel, a river
 (you probably have hear of Amstel beer?).







Probably because I now see Holland with American eyes, it struck me that water was everywhere I turned. No wonder in previous centuries
it was known as the Low Lands by the sea! 
This water is  around the estate of Frealemaborg, 
in the N.E. of the country, built  before 1300 A.D..

13 comments:

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Ebie said...

A photo in great color harmony. Nice reflection.

Clytie said...

It looks so beautiful with the blue sky behind the windmill ... and the broken clouds reflecting the falling leaves in the water. I think you must have had a wonderful trip, Jeannette!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely, watery reflections for the day, Jeannette! Beautiful windmill! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Spare Parts and Pics said...

This is beautiful. My wife is Dutch, and we would really like to visit some day!

Al said...

Great shot with that wonderful blue sky! I lived in Holland growing up and I sometimes forget just how grey it can be. Now I live in a place with 300 sunny days per year!

Valerie said...

A very pretty capture Jeannette. (Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog recently)

seniorhiker said...

That windmill is an example of what I think of when I think of Holland. It's a great picture, as is your second one. I like the reflections.
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Stasha said...

I have a thing about windmills so this is perfect! And the reflection shot, lovely!

Stephanie V said...

Blue sky always makes travelling that much nicer.
I love how the gold leaves look like coins on the surface of the water.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Beautiful work, photos and painting! Thank you for visiting.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

interesting view of the windmill

susanna said...

Holland only has 20 - 23 sunny days a year??? Wow! I did not know that.