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photoblog image Where Time Stand Stills

Where Time Stand Stills


This is a week's series of images from Amstelveen, a suburb of Amsterdam,
when I visited there with a friend on December 11, 2007.

Here's yesterday's old-timey tram sign in front of the resident 1672 windmill,
today's
De Jonge Dikkert restaurant.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]




Where Time Stand Stills


This is a week's series of images from Amstelveen, a suburb of Amsterdam,
when I visited there with a friend on December 11, 2007.

Here's yesterday's old-timey tram sign in front of the resident 1672 windmill,
today's
De Jonge Dikkert restaurant.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]




comments (31)

Like the windmill in the background Ginnie, trust we will see it again someday. The sign is starting to show signs of wear, well seen.
Ginnie Hart: You know me well, Les! OF COURSE you'll see that windmill again. Guess when???!!! smile Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 24 Jan 2008, 00:14
Love the windmill in the background, it give,s great depth to you shot Ginnie.smile

I hope the tram did halt for you!!

Nice B&W conversion it gives your shot lots of atmosphere.smile
Ginnie Hart: No tram to be found, Tracy, just the sign. But that windmill took the cake! That's what we were looking for when we saw the sign. What a nice, extra surprise. Two for the price of one. smile Bedankt.
Prefer this shots to yesterdays
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, S&S. Me, too. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • The Nehterlands
  • 24 Jan 2008, 05:59
Sprakeloos, love the color in this one, it 'belongs' to this beautiful sign of 'Tramlijn 30' and the windmil, the DOF is great here.
Ginnie these kind of pictures I like so much, I am Dutch, (I don't live in a windmil) but the way you capture 'Dutch objects' it adds to the beauty of things. The crop is great here and I love the negative space above the windmil, Ginnie this is one of my likeys smile
Ginnie Hart: You are so easy, mijn vriendin vriend. HA! Now we will confuse everyone with our Dutch! And yes, I do know that you do not live in a windmill but I bet you would EAT in this one! You would really LIKEY that, negative space and all! It is so fun to give you back to you in these images, for they are JOUW sweet, blessed country, mijn vriend. I love it here in Holland.
avec le moulin en fond, c'est superbe
Ginnie Hart: It was a sight to behold, O-P. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Jan 2008, 07:05
Nice B&W conversion in order to express the lovely atmosphere of old merry Nederland, I like the blurring effects of the windmill in the background and the traces of rust in the foreground!
Ginnie Hart: You would be in heaven here, Philine. Come to think of it, you will SOON be in heaven here! smile I love the thought of you coming. Thank you.
The sepia works so well ! A timeless picture Ginnnie.
Ginnie Hart: That's what it felt like to me, Flo--timeless. Exactly. Thanks.
That's the first Dutch windmill I've seen in a SC blog. They are probably disappearing from the landscape.
Ginnie Hart: Mary! Where have you been! Start here http://www.ginniehart.shutterchance.com/photoblog/The_Friendship_Windmill_/ and look at the next 4 photos of windmills in nearby Weesp, a town just outside of Amsterdam. I think you missed that series in October. I hope to God they do NOT disappear because they are timeless and soulful! They NEED to stay around for a long time.
  • Nig
  • Gym
  • 24 Jan 2008, 07:52
So much better in B&W
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Nigel. But I wanted you to see what it looked like in perspective before I put this one up today. Thanks.
  • Tony
  • 24 Jan 2008, 07:59
Nice use of sepia
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tony, for stopping by and commenting. That means a lot.
  • blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Jan 2008, 08:40
Trademark sepia works well with this image Ginnie - stronger composition than yesterday.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Mike, but wanted you to see yesterday's before today's to get more of the context/perspective. Thanks.
  • mickyboy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Jan 2008, 09:06
Love the depth in the shot. the windmill is fantastic in the background
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Mick. Thanks for saying so.
Nice photo from a city nearby. I am living in Hoofddorp, next to Amsterdam Airport.
But don't say to somebody out of Amsteveen that it is a suburb of Amsterdam.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I promise, Jeroen, I will not say a word about it. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I LOVE your wonderful country. I feel like it's my home sometimes more than my own! And that's the truth!
  • Shakara
  • In a beehive ..
  • 24 Jan 2008, 09:40
It does look like one straight for another time .. Nice treatment
Ginnie Hart: Yes it does, Shakara. Both of them! Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 24 Jan 2008, 10:37
I like the windmill in back ground love to see it in colour
Ginnie Hart: That would be tomorrow, Vintage. smile I must have read your mind. Thanks.
Very nice one with the windmill in the background Ginnie. Great atmosphere
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Richard. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Jan 2008, 12:06
So Astrid reckons she is dutch - I would never have guessed grin But what she says of how you bring the every day holland accross is true.

De Jonge Dikkert - what a name for a restaurant - means The Young Glutton with a strong inference that he is overweight. Can't think of an appropriate english word - maybe something like Tubby.

Excellent picture.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Astrid really reckons she's Dutch. I reckon as well! She sure is teaching me a lot of it.

That restaurant is exactly as you say. A Tubby of an owner/chef who does a good job of it! smile You sure read in between the lines very well, Mr. Louis! smile
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 24 Jan 2008, 12:14
This is really great, I love the sign pointing at the windmill.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Ruth. So do I. smile Thanks.
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 24 Jan 2008, 12:32
This one is my favourite of the two Ginnie. Lovely old feel to it.
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Scarlet. Thanks.
  • Dave Wilkins
  • Recovering from surgery in Ireland
  • 24 Jan 2008, 14:01
I've often thought Dutch to be an interesting language as you can often make out the meaning of a word in Dutch, in English...if you get my drift. My favorite Dutch word (I know very few smile) is 'zickenhaus' (spelling might be off) for hospital...literally a house for the sick.
Ginnie Hart: I love it, David. I'll have to remember that one! smile Thanks for a nice laugh.
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre
  • 24 Jan 2008, 15:08
Lovely shot ... Are we in 1900 ? It seems to be so old ... I like it !!!
Ginnie Hart: I think we are, Ann. Turn of the LAST century! Thanks.
Thanks to the B&W this one could have been made in the fifties (o.t.l.c.).
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Wim. Gotta love it. smile Thanks.
  • Reza
  • Canada
  • 24 Jan 2008, 17:24
I like that windmill in background.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Reza! smile Thanks.
  • Still
  • France
  • 24 Jan 2008, 20:30
Fine choice of tones for this well framed image!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Still, for stopping by and commenting! That means a lot.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Jan 2008, 21:11
The windmill certainly puts it in context. I really like this b/w shot.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: You know me and windmills, Ingrid!! Thanks.
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight (UK)
  • 24 Jan 2008, 21:32
Vintage look Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, Chris. smile Thanks.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich..the sun shone today!!
  • 24 Jan 2008, 21:53
Are there any old-timey trams Ginnie?

Like the sepia, works well here
Ginnie Hart: I think there may be, Bill, but whether they're still in operation, I don't know. Wouldn't THAT be fun, if so. Thanks.
  • Gale
  • Cape of Storms
  • 25 Jan 2008, 11:05
Love the dof and sepia tone here
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Gale!
Like it even more than the previous one !
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Zeb. smile Thanks.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 27 Jan 2008, 17:24
I love the windmill in the background!
Ginnie Hart: Sorry I missed this comment, Jewlya. But thanks!
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jan 2008, 22:09
love how the foreground and the background compliment themselves here Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind, Deji. Thank you.

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