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2nd Christmas Day

 

This was Kinderdijk yesterday morning on our 1st Christmas Day.

Astrid and I went to watch the sunrise between 8:15-9:15 a.m.

You can see her image here.

 

I stood at the beginning of the 19 windmills and did this 360-degree sweep.

Talk about a Christmas Gift!

 

 

2nd Christmas Day

 

This was Kinderdijk yesterday morning on our 1st Christmas Day.

Astrid and I went to watch the sunrise between 8:15-9:15 a.m.

You can see her image here.

 

I stood at the beginning of the 19 windmills and did this 360-degree sweep.

Talk about a Christmas Gift!

 

 

comments (27)

Your image of the windmills is beautiful and i love your treatment Ginnie...

your video showed me so much more... i have never seen many windmills like this before...
thank you...petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. It was fun to shoot the video so that you could get an idea of what we saw!
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 26 Dec 2014, 03:16
thank you for the video too!!! i almost feel as tho i was there smile hubby and i just finished Christmas dinner, he's my food angel, and it's this time of year i wish i still had my whole stomach smile on the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 2 turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree! lalala
Ginnie Hart: It's not THAT 2nd day of Christmas (like when we did our Advent calendar) but you get the idea. I'm glad you liked the video. I wanted you to get an idea of what we saw yesterday! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Dec 2014, 07:26
Impressive picture. We had a great time there. All alone with the windmills and some big mermerations of thousands of birds.
Going there will be a tradition to keep.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, MLMA. It's one of our most favorite places on earth, so a tradition of going there on Christmas Day makes a lot of sense, doesn't it. It's so nearby. The murmurations were the frosting on top of the cake!
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 26 Dec 2014, 07:45
Une superbe prise
JP
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, JP.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 26 Dec 2014, 07:45
What a super way to start the day, Ginnie, and we could really share it with that videa
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Big Sis. It was really important to me that you could see at least a smattering of what it felt like!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Dec 2014, 07:50
Love the treatment here Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chris.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Dec 2014, 08:24
One of the typically Ginnie- photographs! I wish I could have joined you - a wonderful place and a beautiful image!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine. The next time you are here, we will take you there!
Another cracking picture Ginnie to go with Astrid's today
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Bill. We love sharing our trips like this. smile
Simply wonderful with your treatment Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard!
Wonderful landscape with all these windmills
Ginnie Hart: It's a perfect place to be a UNESCO World Heritage site, Martin, since 1997. It's one of our favorite places in the world...and just 15 miles away!
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 26 Dec 2014, 09:49
Very nice Ginnie, and there just happens to be a windmill involved.
Ginnie Hart: A windmill or two, indeed, Chad. It's a magical place. Have you been there? If not, we'll have to take you there in September.
Oh I watched the Queen's Speech yesterday at 3 pm. Ha ha...

It's a tradition. wink
Ginnie Hart: Well, that's a tradition, too, LC, so yay for traditions. smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Dec 2014, 10:46
I'm on the road so I'll have to come back to the video tonight. I'm afraid I wasted the start of Christmas; I should have been out there smile this looks wonderful.
Ginnie Hart: Ifever you come to the Netherlands, Alan, we'll be sure to show you Kinderdijk. You'll love it...and wish you'd brought your bike!
What a lovely picture!
Have a nice day!
Photographer Gil Zetbase
http://www.gilzetbase.com/
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Dec 2014, 11:44
Sentinels...


Love the filter application, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Sentinels, indeed, Ray, and thank you.
beautiful!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Robin.
Windmill heaven Ginnie. Love your atmospheric picture
Ginnie Hart: It really is windmill heaven, Janet, like nowhere else on earth! Thanks.
I like that dark sepia...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Larry!
A lovely Christmas day image Ginnie, and we both enjoyed your video, I definitely would still like to go there. Quite a lot of the U.K.holiday companies include a visit to the windmills on their itineraries.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Brian. Even when we went on our Viking River Cruise last year, this was our first stop after leaving Amsterdam on our way to Budapest! I hope you can see it someday. Thank you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Dec 2014, 14:16
Another great way to start a day. I see you took lady in Red with you.

Wifey and I took my dad to breakfast after I completed my daily 10km. Not much choice of a venue, as most businesses are closed on boxing day - dubbed 'family day' over here. As if most people are taking breathers from the Christmas rush.

First sunrise is about 05:00 here, which means that my 10km starts about 06:00 and then I have to cool down, before cleaning up for the outing with dad at 08:30. But as you know, when you have the early rise, I will be in the late rise cycle smile

The picture is a likey.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Louis...the difference between the hemispheres! And I'm very proud of you and your daily 10km. Good for you! Merry Christmas once again. (And thanks for the Likey compliment!)
Very moody!
Ginnie Hart: My kind of day, Tom. smile
  • Focales
  • France
  • 26 Dec 2014, 16:41
Beautiful backlight and post-processing. I love windmills of your country Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. THIS was a Christmas Gift...seeing Kinderdijk at sunrise on Christmas Day! smile
I love your still photo - it's so beautiful, Ginnie! I enjoyed the video, too... why do they have so many in the same place?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. This is one of lowest below-sea-level places in the Netherlands, so they need that many windmills to keep pumping the water out!
brilliantly done Ginnie, as usual. I just saw the version from Astrid as well
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. It was a great Christmas Gift to and for us both! smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Dec 2014, 23:12
It has a lovely oldy worldy feel to it smile
Ginnie Hart: It has that timeless feel for me, too, Cherry. Thank you.
That is wonderful. The three windmills make a terrific composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael. It's like heaven for me. smile
une belle prise et un traitement magnifique!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, JP. It's one of my favorite places on earth! smile

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