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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

 

Last Friday I showed the guillotine part of the Prince Bernhard Locks.

If you can get through there, you can then pass through the last lock.

It takes approximately 20 minutes from beginning to end.

Tiel, Netherlands.

 

HAPPY WEEKEND!  HAPPY SAILING!



Between a Rock and a Hard Place

 

Last Friday I showed the guillotine part of the Prince Bernhard Locks.

If you can get through there, you can then pass through the last lock.

It takes approximately 20 minutes from beginning to end.

Tiel, Netherlands.

 

HAPPY WEEKEND!  HAPPY SAILING!



comments (61)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 20 Apr 2012, 00:13
Great photo Ginnie I like how the sun makes the wall look golden
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Vintage. We were lucky that the sun broke through that day several different times.
  • Anyes
  • Canada
  • 20 Apr 2012, 00:21
So impressive, Ginnie. Enjoy your week-end smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Anyes. Enjoy yours, too!
  • Geoff
  • Australia
  • 20 Apr 2012, 00:40
I'm sure that's only half the barge it used to be ;-)
Ginnie Hart: I think he fell asleep at the wheel, Geoff. smile Thanks.
I would love to see one of these in action.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, you would, Larry! I never tire of watching the locks and drawbridges of Holland!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Apr 2012, 04:57
Love the golden light here. We were lucky. We saw a boat AND we saw the 'guillotine' doing its work.
Wonderful picture. A very impressive place.
Happy weekend.
Ginnie Hart: We even had lots of sun throughout the day. We were very lucky! Bedankt, MLMA. TGIF.
Nice view! Very well seen. I like the light!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Andrei.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Apr 2012, 06:33
a fine lighting along the golden wall . and a magic blue at this prosaic working place - there are some gentle lines -wires in the backgrond above the bridge - electricity lines? A very well composed photo! Een prettig weekeind jullie beiden toegewenst!
(Ik vier mijn verjaardag vandaag met vrienden en collegue's in een Bauhaus-Museum nabij Münster en daarna met enkele kopjes koffie...)
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, dear Philine. And yes, electrical wires. There's a lot going on there but as you see, the cars speed by as though they have no clue.

Enjoy your belated birthday celebration today!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Apr 2012, 06:48
The Dutch weren't joking when they built this Ginnie: I expect laughter is banned in such a serious place!
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, Chris, for long long Astrid and I hung around with our big cameras, I was surprised someone didn't come out to check on us!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 20 Apr 2012, 07:19
don't fall!! you will do anything to get a good vantage point won't you? lol nice shot
Ginnie Hart: No fear of heights or falling, Elaine! smile We were actually quite safe. Thanks.
Where is the graffiti on that wall? ;-)
Ginnie Hart: For all the time they spend waiting for one lock to close and the other to open, I find that to be a very good question, Richard!!!
Fine picture Ginnie. Have a nice weekend. We are of to a wedding. Angie's cousin's granddaughter...I think grin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Enjoy the wedding, whosever it is! smile
Ah yes... and a boat for Boat Friday too.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Jacquelyn. Gotta pay attention to such things. smile
I love the intense blue of the water that goes well with the gold in the dock
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. Merci.
ça me fait penser à un ferrie qui transporte des ouvriers prêts à aller à l'usine....
Ginnie Hart: That's definitely one way of looking at it, l'Angevine. smile Merci.
somewhat claustrophobic, only thinkable if rum on board!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Rum on board coming right up, Juan Carlos. Just for you. grin
At least it has no confusion over which way to go.
Ginnie Hart: Very true, Chad. Very true!
Good perspective and pleasing tones (as always!) Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fred.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Apr 2012, 10:06
Like how you caught the sun on the wall Ginnie the walk must be full of interest.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. And yes, it's a place where I could spend hours, just watching. smile
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 20 Apr 2012, 10:40
A wonderful capture Ginnie with beautiful use of light and marvelous colours. Have a great weekend and happy sailing !!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Laurette, and the same to you!
Impressive structures!
Ginnie Hart: Dutch engineering blows me away, Tom! smile
Ha ha... This reminds me of a scene in the Simpson's Movie.
Yes, a Rock and a Hard Place. smile

Have you seen that film? It's hilarious!
Ginnie Hart: No, I haven't seen that movie, LC, but I'll keep it in mind if I see it cross my POV. smile Thanks.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 20 Apr 2012, 10:49
Wonderful pov! Looks fun smile Have a great week-end you too!
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Sil. We're remembering you these days, wishing for you and yours nothing but the best!
A beautiful perspective with these golden tones Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard. Merci.
It looks like they're home free! An impressive picture Ginnie,I like the light coming off the wall smile
Ginnie Hart: Yup. The last lock is now open and they're off-n-running! Thanks, Martin.
Wow, very nice picture!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Victoria. Tack.
That's awesome photo.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Sartenada. Thanks for stopping by and commenting again.
great one smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
This is quite some structure, it looks as though it can deal with quite large vessels.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Brian. I'm guessing it can handle anything that comes its way! smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 20 Apr 2012, 12:18
Love your title....and the light is absolutely exquisite!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Marcie.
Quite an impressive installation!
Is this from the Amsterdam-Rijn kanaal intp the Waal?
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Wim, and YES. Exactly. It's really worth seeing!
  • Elsabe
  • South Africa
  • 20 Apr 2012, 12:32
Lovely golden light against the wall.Great POV
Enjoy your weekend !!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Elsabe. The same to you and yours!
  • Khalil
  • Germany
  • 20 Apr 2012, 12:45
Magnifique lumière et belle netteté.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Khalil. Merci.
  • Barbro
  • Sweden
  • 20 Apr 2012, 12:57
I used to come with my father on these waterways when little. Thank you for bringing the memories back.
Ginnie Hart: Don't we love going back in time to these places, Barbro! So glad I could stir up some good memories for you. smile Thanks.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Apr 2012, 15:08
Isn't that a great expression smile Nice shot with the low warm light.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Yes, John, especially when it fits! Thanks.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 20 Apr 2012, 16:37
Nice weekend.
Ginnie Hart: The same to you, Paule.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 20 Apr 2012, 16:53
Have a happy weekend too!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Kanyi!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 20 Apr 2012, 17:59
...and a happy weekend to you and Astrid. Hope that you get a sun filled few days.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. We're getting some rain almost every day now but the sun also manages to peek through here-n-there along the way. It's nice.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 20 Apr 2012, 18:14
Superb capture with an excellent framing. Texture is very nice. I like it. Have a lovely evening Ginnie. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Antoine. Merci.
I love the title Ginnie... and your framing... we traveled through the Trent-Severin canal several times from Georgian Bay overland to Lake Ontario... it takes about four weeks to make the round trip... it was nice to stop in the small villages along the canal....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Those are happy memories for you, Peter, I'm sure! I love canals, no matter where they are. smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Apr 2012, 20:53
What a clever caption, Ginnie; good picture, too
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Lisl. smile
A lot of water moved for a small boat!
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth, Graeme. The good thing is when they can get several boats in at the same time!
Brings "War of the Worlds" to mind. Nice shot. Cheers, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: You've got something there, Dave! HA! Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Apr 2012, 23:27
Fascinating, I have never seen locks like those before.
Ginnie Hart: This is the kind of pkace you'd be able to stand for hours and just watch the whole operation, Cherry. Mark, too. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Apr 2012, 00:42
Thank you and the most happiness to you two as well. Hey, there goes your boat - you will be late for your weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Louis. I'm sure Astrid wouldn't mind taking control of that boat for the weekend! grin
Nice lighting on the wall .. and the ripples looks lovely too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Arvind, for stopping by and commenting.
Magical. That golden light and the blue water are a beautiful combination.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 21 Apr 2012, 06:29
de biens belles couleurs
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Rem, isn't it. smile Merci.
small boat to cross here
Ginnie Hart: I guess if it has to get through it doesn't matter the size. That's the good news.
  • tede
  • France
  • 21 Apr 2012, 13:21
Splendid light, a place that must be superb to be discovered. Ginnie thank you for this magnificent image. Nice day.
Ginnie Hart: It was wonderful, Tede. I'd love to go back one day. Merci.
Great light! The beautiful soft light and the stark industrial scene is a nice contrast.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, F&S.
  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 21 Apr 2012, 20:05
very impressive structures indeed, nicely captured! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Incredible lighting!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Lady.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 22 Apr 2012, 12:43
...back to blogospheresmile
Another one Sluis. Very nice!
Ginnie Hart: Welcome back, Luiza. I see you have been very busy! Danke for stopping by here and commenting.
Lovely shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Fokko
  • The Netherlands
  • 22 Apr 2012, 20:56
Impressive it is. And beautiful colors.
Ginnie Hart: I wonder if you have visited it, Fokko? It really is very impressive. Bedankt.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 22 Apr 2012, 21:44
nice colors...
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Oscar.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal (lisbon)
  • 22 Apr 2012, 21:55
...and because all the boats have a soul of sea and horizon, all it wants is to get away from the walls that narrow its path smilesmile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Lina. I couldn't have said it better. Gracias.
  • Fokko
  • The Netherlands
  • 23 Apr 2012, 08:16
No, I haven't seen this in real Ginnie. Unfortunately. Maybe in the future.
Ginnie Hart: It's spectacular, Fokko. I could stand there for hours, just watching.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Apr 2012, 11:41
Cruising...weekend here we come!
Ginnie Hart: I do appreciate all your backtracking, Ray. Thank you.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 25 Apr 2012, 09:24
I guess they felt a bit small navigating though there.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Frida. It was almost laughable. But then, no one is too insignificant, right?! smile
Stuff like this is always so amazing to me - I just don't usually see such massive man made objects where I am. I have the Grand Canyon of course, but a marvel of nature seems so different! smile
Ginnie Hart: Man-made marvels are definitely something else, Elizabeth, and the Dutch sure know what they're doing! Thanks for backtracking!

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