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Boat Friday

 

On the way to Rotterdam by Waterbus last Saturday.

Today grandson Nicholas flies back to Atlanta.  Boo Hoo.

(Van Brienenoord Bridge, east side of Rotterdam, NL)

 

 

 

 

 

Boat Friday

 

On the way to Rotterdam by Waterbus last Saturday.

Today grandson Nicholas flies back to Atlanta.  Boo Hoo.

(Van Brienenoord Bridge, east side of Rotterdam, NL)

 

 

 

 

 

comments (26)

  • Ray
  • Thailanddy plu
  • 31 Jul 2015, 01:28
Love the presentation, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ray.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 31 Jul 2015, 03:44
awwwwww..... time goes by so fast doesnt it>
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth! But we saw a LOT in these two weeks. Did I mention that now I'm going to make a photo book of it? Yup.
He will be taking home a load of good memories.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Michael. I hope he'll remember most of them...especially with the aid of a photo book I now plan to make of everything we did/saw.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Jul 2015, 06:35
What a way to travel!
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes it's the only way to travel while in the Netherlands, Chris. smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 31 Jul 2015, 06:53
Jolie capture
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Jul 2015, 06:57
a fascinating photo of a fascinating city! I admire your treatment skills! I suppose you joined a harbour tour, too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine. No harbor tour...just the one we did by ourselves, going off to the Maritime Museum and then the Market Hall. It was the most stormy day recorded for July in the Netherlands since 1901!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Jul 2015, 07:02
I know some Dutch people who would say Rotterdam to be quite different from Dutchland, but it is Netherlands, too - and I'm very impressed with this big city and its modern architecture. Nicholas is likely to have enjoyed a great time with you both he will never forget!
Ginnie Hart: Amsterdam is the most different of all the cities, in my estimation, and Rotterdam, of course, was almost totally bombed out during WWII, so what you see there is quite "new." I'm glad Nicholas got to see both cities...as well as what is more typical Dutch scenery. smile
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 31 Jul 2015, 07:14
Where did the two weeks go, Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Lisl. Exactly. I will now start a photo book of it all, to preserve the memory for him.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Jul 2015, 07:33
Time flies when you have a great time. The two weeks went fast and we were able to show some different parts of the Netherlands.
This is a fabulous shot of the entrance of Rotterdam. I love traveling by waterbus.
Ginnie Hart: We'll never forget these last two weeks, MLMA, and hopefully he won't either. To have traveled that day to Rotterdam on the stormiest recorded day in Dutch history in July since 1901 will go down as one of our best memories ever! smile
  • Focales
  • France
  • 31 Jul 2015, 07:41
Very nice skyline and processing Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Marie.
It has flown by but he will take back lots of memories and will want to come again I bet!
Ginnie Hart: We just got back from taking him to the airport and have very mixed emotions about seeing him go. Yes, I'm sure he'll want to come back one day...but when that will happen, who knows???
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Jul 2015, 08:32
I thing Nicholas will be glad to get back home for a rest smile The waterbus sounds like a good idea. I've used one on the Thames in London and you get a very different view of the city.
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes. I'm very sure Nicholas will be eager to get back home to rest, especially since he starts school a week from Monday!!! smile The Waterbus was a great idea.
You have enjoyed quite a long time with Nick Ginnie, that in itself is something to rejoice. I expect you have given him a great time, which will always be with him.
Ginnie Hart: I don't think Nicholas will ever forget this trip, Chad...especially since I now plan to make a photo book of his two weeks here! smile
What a lovely presentation Ginnie! I bet Nicholas enjoyed his stay with you.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard, and yes, I'm very sure Nicholas enjoyed his two weeks with us.
I like your subdued take on this scene. Everything stands out well. You must be sad to let Nicholas go.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. We've just come back from the airport after making sure Nicholas got to his gate. His plane should be ready to leave any minute now (5p our time). In the meantime, I've had a sob in my throat the entire day. (sigh)
Love this Ginnie. Beautifully captured and presented
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Janet.
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Jul 2015, 11:10
Love the treatment, Ginnie.

You have lovely memories to keep you going until he can next come and visit you.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pauline. We have no idea when he'll be able to come again but I have a feeling it will happen if all the planets align properly. smile
Oh no but I'm sure you both are going to meet soon. Maybe next year?
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Astrid and I will still fly back to Atlanta in October for our annual Atlanta trip, so we'll see him again before we know it. That's good!
Another amazing image! I know you must be feeling so many emotions...but wow...what a trip of a life time for him! Now the book! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Robin. I've had a sob in my throat off-n-on all day. We've just returned from taking him to the airport, with his plane leaving any minute now (5p our time). The good news is that we'll see him again in Atlanta come October. By then the photo book should be in his hands!
My word the Rotterdam skyline has changed since I was there in 1966. I trust Nicholas is under strict instructions to let Grannie Ginnie that he has arrived back safe and well, and that he's enjoyed every minute of your extended birthday treat.
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling a lot has changed since 1966, Brian!!! And yes, I'm sure when we wake up tomorrow morning we will have heard that Nicholas is safe-n-sound at home! Right now we can see his plane on the tracker somewhere around Greenland. smile
I love the treatment and this is a fabulous scene.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cherry.
Another nice treatment, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
superb image and treatment Ginnie...

i'm sure that you will miss Nicholas... but you are very thankful that you got to be with him for two weeks....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. And, oh, yes. I could die and go to heaven right now and feel I have ended my life well!
  • sabrina
  • Germany
  • 1 Aug 2015, 16:22
Juste magnifique. pas d'autre mot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sabrina.
This should add nicely to a collection of pix you might put together for your grandson... or just for yourself to enjoy.
Ginnie Hart: It definitely goes into the photo book I'm now making for him, Jacquelyn. THANK YOU.
This is terrific, Ginnie!!! Wonderful treatment! I'm so glad Nicholas was able to spend so much time... what memories he'll have!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. As I start working on the photo book, I keep getting waves of memories flooding over me. I have a feeling that will happen for a long time to come!

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