ONCE IT WAS WATER

 

This is Amsterdam. In the past this city was built
on pillars (I assume because of the water).
Sluices to deal with water level differences
are a common sight in all of the Netherlands.

 

 

Seen in Hortus Gardens Groningen

 

 

There are not only wind mills in Kinderdijk.
Hubby’s capture of Mama Duck and her kids
Sat Critters

 

 

These typical huge roofs and TWO doors in this barn.
If I had known then about Thurs. doors, I would have
taken a close up to make the doors stand out more- alas!
My sense is that the roofs are so high, because they needed
space above the animals for the hay for the long winters?
They even call it (translated) “a hay attic.”
Thurs. Doors, ABC Wed – Door

 

 

 

Still  a big thing for Dutch millenials is to spend  a week or two
for Christmas across the pond every 2 years.
In Yosemite Nat. Park, we took this image for his friends,
to prove  he was really with his parents in the USA.
One Word Photo: Voyage, ABC- Dutch

 

 

 

Reflections of the Pollard Willows
These short stubby trees are seen in some
of Vincent van Gogh’s Drawings/paintings.
They grow near the water.
Sun Trees, Natur Donnerstag, Weekend Reflection

 

 

All the above images were taken on very nice days with sun.
In Holland there are on average 23 per year!!
So this is a more common view of the sky.

 

 

 

Makro Tex asked for a black and white. Not in Holland
but in front of our previous condo in Costa Mesa, CA
Makro-Tex

 

Thanks to All the Hosts!

*Thurs. Doors * Thankful Thurs. *
*Sky Watch * Floral Fri Foto * Natur Donnerstag*
*Weekend Reflect * Fri Bliss * Sat. Critters * Fri Photo Friends *
*One word Photo: voyage Sunday Tree *
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Our World * Makro-Tex: Bl and Wh *Nature Notes *
Tue Travel * Pictoral Tue * ABC Wed. -Dutch * FOTD *
My Cornerof World * Sun Snap * Say Cheese *

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22 Comments

  1. betty - NZ says:

    What great images! I am particularly drawn to the barn with the very tall roof for some reason!! Thanks for linking up to My Corner of the World!

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  2. The clouds are so low in Holland. It seems like you could almost touch it or at least you a tall stick. 🙂 That’s a lovely family photo. I can see where your son’s handsomeness comes from his parents.

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  3. I’ve spent several holidays in Holland and we always had very good weather. We must have got most of the year’s sunny days!

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  4. Lovely photo’s Jesh… Sunny and chearfull

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week at https://abcwednesday.com
    ♫ M e l d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)
    http://melodyk.nl/24-D

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    1. Saw a snow pic of a Dutch blogger:) Stay warm!

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  5. Roger says:

    The b&w is particularly great!

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  6. Mama Pajama says:

    gosh, I only post to one share at a time! how do you keep them all organized? nice ‘D’ post, though ~

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  7. Lydia C. Lee says:

    The B&W one is great

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  8. Pieni Lintu says:

    Lovely shots all!

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  9. I love your black and white picture.

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  10. In Holland there are only 23 sun days per year on average?? Ohhhh my. This sounds awfully few. I like that huge barn.

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  11. Debbie Smyth says:

    Nice to see the family photo – a great take on the voyage theme.
    And also good to see Amsterdam, as I’m off there tomorrow 🙂

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  12. jennjilks says:

    I like the colours. We are buried in a snow storm today!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  13. Eileen Wise says:

    Hello, a trip to Amsterdam sounds nice. I would like to visit Holland. I like the bar and the Pollard Willows. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

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  14. riitta k says:

    A hay attic was certainly needed here too but we don’t have that roof shape. I love the willow photo and wished to visit Amsterdam again!

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  15. Very nice photos, Jesh. We have similar trees to the pollard willows, here in Ireland. We call them sallys and there’s even a song about them – Down by the Sally Gardens.

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    1. What a fun name! When I was elementary school age, I would go after school to the dyke close by where my family lived and sit in this tree, pretending it was my house (I wasn’t the doll playing type, lol).

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    2. Lol, sounds like me. I had one tree that was my house and another that was my aeroplane and I wasn’t into dolls either but I kept a favourite teddy till my late teens.

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    3. That doesn’t surprise me, coming from you:):)

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  16. Peter B. says:

    Hmmm… 23 blue sky days/year? I don’t thank I would like that, even though I would very much like to visit Holland some day! Wonderful family photo, and I like the shot of the barn with the huge roof!

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