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photoblog image The Hoorn Hoofdtoren

The Hoorn Hoofdtoren

 

This is the Hoofdtoren (= Main Tower) of Hoorn, Netherlands,

built in 1532.  It's 20 miles north of Amsterdam.

 

The Hoorn Hoofdtoren

 

This is the Hoofdtoren (= Main Tower) of Hoorn, Netherlands,

built in 1532.  It's 20 miles north of Amsterdam.

 

comments (40)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Oct 2012, 02:46
Its a beautiful structure, Ginnie, and your treatment of it is gorgeous.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. It's a fabulous landmark in Hoorn.
You have taken a perfect photo of this great painting Ginnie... i can see some of the painters notes through the canvas smile....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Truth is this is only a photograph, Peter, with lots of texture added. Isn't it fun to be able to do what we do! smile Thanks.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 22 Oct 2012, 06:56
This treatment seems so right for the subject here, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Lisl. That's most kind.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 22 Oct 2012, 07:44
wow that's some treatment, it does look like a painting... and didn't your page used to be black? lol
Ginnie Hart: The nice thing about this site, Elaine, is that we can change the page background to white or black for each image. It's a nice option, even though I do usually choose black. Good eye. And thanks, as always, for your comment.
classic look smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Joshi.
Like something out of a fairytale Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Bill. Thanks!
I like your treatment Ginnie, very effective.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 22 Oct 2012, 07:59
Hi Ginnie. Superb photo whit an excellent framing and a beautiful texture. I like it. Have a lovely day Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Antoine. Merci.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Oct 2012, 08:01
Love the treatment here Ginnie. I hope to see this one day (hint)!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chris. You say the word and it's done! grin
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 22 Oct 2012, 08:47
What a grand old building Ginnie, and imagine trying to name it when drunk?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Those Dutch do know how to name things, don't they! smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 22 Oct 2012, 09:20
Absolute fabulous treatment for this unique landmark. It looks like a painting from the Dutch masters.
I always love going there. Every time it is different.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. This is such an amazing landmark in this city. I can see it over and over again and never tire of it.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 22 Oct 2012, 09:23
WOW...this really does look like a painting. What wonderful processing. WOW!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. This is the kind of place I would love you to see with your own eyes, as Robin did!
This is a tower with Wow factor, G!
Now I miss Holland.

What's inside the tower?
Looks a bit like a church. ;o)
Ginnie Hart: In the early days, LC, it was a defense tower on what used to be a sea instead of the IJssel Lake it is today. Apprently now it houses a fabulous restaurant, which we'll have to visit one of these days! smile
Interesting construction, which doesn't appear to let in much light. What was/is it used for?
Ginnie Hart: It used to be a defense tower on the sea, Sheila, but now houses an elegant restaurant, or so I heard. Maybe one of these visits we'll actually go inside! smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 22 Oct 2012, 09:32
Un côté ancien qui me plaît ! Je te souhaite una agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, JP. I love OLD like this! smile Merci.
This looks like it was taken a hundred years ago. So cool.
Ginnie Hart: That's very kind of you, Mary. Thank you.
A modern 'Old Master' with this treatment.It looks an interesting building.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin. I love this old building!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Oct 2012, 10:55
Have you been there on a market day?
Hoorn is the town where my wife studied on secondary school level. She cycled from her home town to Hoorn every school day.

I like the conversion - little bit like a dutch master.
Ginnie Hart: No, we haven't been there on a market day, Louis. Well, we were there late Saturday morning and afternoon. I wonder if it was gone by the time we got there?? How fun to know your wife cycled there in her day!
You have done a great job here Ginnie. It's looking really special
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Janet. It's definiteloy a special place!
Your excellent treatment has turned this image of Dutch architecture into a work of art, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Beverly. I couldn't help myself this time. grin
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Oct 2012, 12:38
Nice shot and processing, impressive building.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, John. Hoorn is one of those little towns well deserving of a visit if ever you're in the Amsterdam vicinity.
What a fabulous building and this finish makes it look like a lovely old postcard. (I have gone on to Skype and had a great chat with our friend in Droitwich yesterday afternoon, oh and his Ginger cat.)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Brian. Isn't that Skype a wonderful thing. I Skyped yesterday with my daughter and grandson, and earlier with a friend from Denver. And all for free! smile
Great treatment Ginnie, it could be an old postcard! Looks a beautiful building smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martin, and yes. It's one of those buildings just screaming for a photo or two! smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Oct 2012, 13:34
Very impressive; I'd like a place like this. Your treatment makes this look like some old photo.
Ginnie Hart: You'd love to travel around these quaint cities, Alan. Maybe in your next life?! smile Thanks.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 22 Oct 2012, 15:09
Ginnie, I love this. Looks like it came from someone's attic and it seems to be a great backdrop for a story.
Ginnie Hart: That's such a sweet thought, Beth. Thank you!
Think of all the history it has seen...
Ginnie Hart: I know, Larry. Exactly!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 22 Oct 2012, 17:37
Love the processing Ginnie - and what a lovely old building. The more I look at it, the more I think "built by Dutch masons - inspired by NASA".
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, George. We're both so lucky to live in Europe where this kind of age is "normal." You're all around it, too, where you live!
A very cool building. I love the sepia treatment.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dave.
Wonderful indeed with your treatment Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. Merci.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Oct 2012, 19:22
WoW Ginnie, a masterpiece!
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Sally. Thank you.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 22 Oct 2012, 22:08
It seems an old postcard, if not for some details of modernity. Beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: This is what happens when the new and old coexist together in this part of the world, Oscar. I love it. Gracias.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 22 Oct 2012, 22:22
looks massive, i really like the vintage look you gave it.. nice shot! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, as always, Rian.
This works well, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Oh how I will always remember Hoorn! Interesting that I was reading more about the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam and learned that Miep (woman who saved the diary when the home was raided) died in Hoorn in January of 2010. Thanks to you and Astrid for taking me there!
Ginnie Hart: I had no idea about Hoorn's connection to Anne Frank and Miep, Robin! THANK YOU for this wonderful tidbit. How wonderful that we visited Hoorn then, to round out your Anne Frank experience. It really is a delightful harbor town, isn't it!
That just looks so Dutch! I love your processing Ginnie - as usual, perfect for the subject!
Ginnie Hart: As Astrid would say, more Dutch you cannot get! smile Thank you, dear Elizabeth.
Nice architecture Ginnie and interesting post treatment
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marie. Merci.
Beautiful in this way. You did a great job here Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Wim. That means a lot coming from you.
I like the sepia tone Ginnie, goes well with the architecture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Navin.
  • tede
  • Germany
  • 23 Oct 2012, 17:22
Une vraie merveille cette tour, les maisons que l'on aperçoit en arrière plan sont aussi magnifiques. Le choix du sépia est excellent. Belle soirée Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Tede. Merci.
  • Jany
  • France
  • 25 Oct 2012, 10:43
Superbe,j aime beaucoup ce genre de photos sur ton sépia..Bonne journée.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Jany. Merci.

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