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Friendship Up Close


This is a series of pics from Weesp, where Donica works, a 10-minute train ride east from Amsterdam, Holland.  I had 2 hours of wandering around there last trip, on September 13.

Here's the Vriendschap ( = Friendship) windmill from yesterday's post, a grain mill from 1900, up close and personal.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Friendship Up Close


This is a series of pics from Weesp, where Donica works, a 10-minute train ride east from Amsterdam, Holland.  I had 2 hours of wandering around there last trip, on September 13.

Here's the Vriendschap ( = Friendship) windmill from yesterday's post, a grain mill from 1900, up close and personal.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (40)

  • rags
  • United States
  • 16 Oct 2007, 00:48
great angle and composition. I am loving your pictures!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Rags.
  • ChaCha
  • United States
  • 16 Oct 2007, 00:53
U and Kiss framed this nicely! wink
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, NaCha! smile
  • Roger
  • United States
  • 16 Oct 2007, 00:59
Fantastic colors.
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, Roger! Thanks.
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 16 Oct 2007, 01:10
Nice work on the tones!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Martin.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Oct 2007, 01:17
"But, Don, it's only a windmill!"
"Monsters are smarter than you, Sancho...they wear disguise! Now hand me that jousting stick thing 'cos I got me some work to do before breakfast!"

Excellent composition, Ginnie, and I like the heavy cloud you put behind it all.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Tomorrow's view will be very Don Quixotic. smile Thanks for the smile, Ray.
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM, United States
  • 16 Oct 2007, 01:32
Great composition. I like the color too.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Helen.
  • E Etomi
  • Sweden
  • 16 Oct 2007, 01:37
Nice tones Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Etomi!
  • Ted
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2007, 04:13
Great perspective and composition, Ginnie. It's a unique take on a windmill.
Ginnie Hart: You gotta love whatever view you can get, Ted. Thanks.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 16 Oct 2007, 06:21
Beautiful shot...rich colors and great perspective!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you very much, Kathryn.
I love the colors, keep on capturing those memories Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Skee. smile
magnifique!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, O-P!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Oct 2007, 08:04
Henry W. Longfellow (1807-1882)
The Windmill
Behold! a giant am I!
Aloft here in my tower,
With my granite jaws I devour
The maize, and the wheat, and the rye,
And grind them into flour.

I look down over the farms;
In the fields of grain I see
The harvest that is to be,
And I fling to the air my arms,
For I know it is all for me.

I hear the sound of flails
Far off, from the threshing-floors
In barns, with their open doors,
And the wind, the wind in my sails,
Louder and louder roars.

I stand here in my place,
With my foot on the rock below,
And whichever way it may blow
I meet it face to face,
As a brave man meets his foe.
...
Long, long ago! But the windmills are still present and remind us of former times and the hard work of the "Millers"!
Ginnie Hart: WOW! I never knew he wrote a poem about windmills! Thanks, as ever, Philine, for your great addition!
  • chunter
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Oct 2007, 08:51
Just reviewing your later shots and I really like this series from round and about Amsterdam and its environs.

Your eye gets better and better.
Ginnie Hart: You are so very kind, Colin. Thank you.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Oct 2007, 08:56
Once againg Ginnie a great shot from Holland smile This isn't the Kinderdijk right?
Ginnie Hart: Not the Kinderdijk, Scarlet, though God knows I'll want to go there some day! This is still in Weesp, just 10 minutes east of Amsterdam by train. I'm really looking forward to meeting you on Thurdsay! smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 16 Oct 2007, 09:06
It's like the arms are parting the clouds. Love it.
Ginnie Hart: I really like that thought, Ruth. I also like that these 'arms' are called sails. Makes so much sense! Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Oct 2007, 09:14
Ginnie Hart: I have now bookmarked this site, Philine, because I will want to find as many of these as possible...just like my gable stones. smile Thanks again for all your help.
nice view ginne
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a lot, DrAW.
Nice angle Ginnie and the dark cloud sets it off nicely. All it needs is Windy Miller ( Old Children's TV series called Trumpton... a classic of its' type)
Ginnie Hart: Don't know about Windy Miller but that sounds like a cute series. Thanks, Bill.
I love the angle...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal.
  • MONIKA
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2007, 10:48
Great shot Ginnie, very nice perspective. Great contract of old wood against the sky!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Monika.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2007, 11:07
Hope you did'nt get a creek in your neck from taking this shot Ginnie LOL, nice angle and great composition.wink
Ginnie Hart: No crick in my neck, Tracy. I don't stay put for very long. smile Thanks!
Great angle Ginnie - a worm's eye view!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I like that...a worm's eye view. I guess so! Thanks, Ingrid. smile
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 16 Oct 2007, 11:41
The angle, details and colours are all great in this shot Ginnie smile
It looks like they take good care of their windmill´s
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it does, Magnus. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Oct 2007, 12:44
Angle, composition, colour contrasting with the sky. Excellent one and going to my likeys.

PS. page 3 of the weesp calendar.
Ginnie Hart: You are too kind, Louis. A Likey for you from me is an honor indeed. Thank you.
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2007, 13:08
liking the composition here Ginnie. Very nice smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you much, kind sir!
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2007, 13:28
i like the acute angle you've used here; makes for an unusual and original view of the windmill.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, David.
Great angle and super sharp! Well done!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Julia. Thank you.
Wonderful! I knew that windmill would make a good close-up shot. I really like the angle you chose.
Ginnie Hart: See. You were right all along and I knew it. smile Thanks, Jewlya.
A lot of lines, and it works for me. Nice colours and I think you have captured the texture in an excellent way. I also like the fence part - this is a very nice composition Ginnie imho smile
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very kind. Thank you, Aksel.
We don't see many working windmills anymore, thanks for sharing this, for me it brings back memories.
Ginnie Hart: I'm not sure how you found me, Alexandra, but I am touched that you stopped by and left a comment. Thank you kindly.
lovley angle and great sky. Good job.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Gail!
Ginnie, .... No complaints. richard.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Glad to hear it, Richard! smile Thanks.
WOWWWW! Many thanks, Ginnie. L I K E Y! lol! wink
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Jose. Thanks.
A good angle Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris.
Excellent persprective and exposure. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Dave. Thank you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Oct 2007, 20:04
Great angle Ginnie, there are the clouds again!! nice capture smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Astrid. The clouds! I think I love them as much as the windmill. smile Thanks.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 16 Oct 2007, 20:20
As far as I can remember, this is (for me) one of your best pictures of a windmill (and I liked the previous ones a lot). As soon as it appeared on my screen I believe my eyes became bigger...smile
Really Ginnie...a master composition worgk with a most superb angle. Well done!!
Ginnie Hart: You really humble me with your kind words, Lina. Windmills are so very inspiring so I guess they just bring out the best in me. I hope so. smile Thank you so very much.
Great perspective and lovely saturation.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you very much, GB, for stopping by and commenting.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane and back on nights
  • 16 Oct 2007, 23:28
Terrific shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie.
I really like this one, Ginnie. You've captured the light perfectly.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Karen, for backtracking! That means a lot.

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