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Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

Louis asked me yesterday when I was gonna start showing Amsterdam pics!  HA!  NOW!

Since I flew home to Atlanta from Amsterdam yesterday (and since I've already shown you Atlanta's tower), let's start here.  I took this pic from the Club Lounge of Donica's hotel (at the airport) a couple weeks ago, before we moved into our apartment.

From Wiki:  "In 2005, Schiphol ranked fourth in Europe in terms of passenger traffic with 44,163,098 passengers, behind London Heathrow (67,915,403), Paris Charles de Gaulle (53,798,308) and Frankfurt International Airport (52,219,412). Almost 35% of its passengers travelled on intercontinental flights. In the same year Schiphol ranked third in terms of cargo with 1450 tons, behind Paris and Frankfurt."

[I'm now home in Atlanta!]


Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

Louis asked me yesterday when I was gonna start showing Amsterdam pics!  HA!  NOW!

Since I flew home to Atlanta from Amsterdam yesterday (and since I've already shown you Atlanta's tower), let's start here.  I took this pic from the Club Lounge of Donica's hotel (at the airport) a couple weeks ago, before we moved into our apartment.

From Wiki:  "In 2005, Schiphol ranked fourth in Europe in terms of passenger traffic with 44,163,098 passengers, behind London Heathrow (67,915,403), Paris Charles de Gaulle (53,798,308) and Frankfurt International Airport (52,219,412). Almost 35% of its passengers travelled on intercontinental flights. In the same year Schiphol ranked third in terms of cargo with 1450 tons, behind Paris and Frankfurt."

[I'm now home in Atlanta!]


comments (22)

Looks like a magic wand. very imposing structure. Well captured
Ginnie Hart: Like a Harry Potter wand, Busola? grin
Great Shot Ginnie, love the way you have framed this. I must admit - you are putting your S3IS to very good use (there I go again on others' cameras grin)
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Thomas, this is where I DO see my S3 IS at its best. Its 12x optical has been very faithful. smile
I'm been there a week or 2 when working for a canadian company. I've spend a great time in Amsterdam too. Happy to be back Ginnie ? You've got travelling shoes ?? smile
Ginnie Hart: I DO have travelling shoes, Florence, and am always happy going and coming back and going again. It seems to have its own rhythm by now. If ever you come back to A'dam, let me know, in case we can meet up (if I also happen to be there).
I like the crips blue tones. And welcome back, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Martin. As soon as I'm back, I'll be off again! On Saturday we fly to NYC for a week's vacation...and even my sister, Ruth, will be with us for the first two days, over the weekend. Can hardly wait! smile Miles to go before then, however...like getting the yard mowed!!!
This is a nice clear picture. And a really nice one, I like it very much!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, DD. Thanks.
Nice shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Shakara.
its nice but i dont like that blue tint all that much...
Ginnie Hart: The blue tint, Sam? The sky or the tower or the text? grin Hmmm. What you see is directly from the camera except for a bit of contrast. I caught it at the end of the day, just before sunset. Would you have rather seen this in B&W?
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 18 Apr 2007, 11:49
I wonder if that multi-faceted dome on top serves a function? Or is it just decorative? (Not that you know.) Nice photo!

Welcome back, and . . . 3 more days!!! grin
Ginnie Hart: I wonder the same thing, Ruth. So many questions about these towers. And the smaller tower in the background--was that the orignal one from years ago? Or do they use it for something else? Like I said, so many questions, so little time.

YES! 3 more days!!! And I'm mowing the yard today! grin
  • Petra
  • 18 Apr 2007, 12:12
I hope you had a good trip Ginnie and that you enjoyed Amsterdam...
Next time we will have fun taking shots together!!
Petra
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Petra. Did I enjoy A'dam or what! I have some pics of my first impressions coming up in the next days. But since I'll be back again and again, there will be many more. I wonder if/how my impressions will change over time!

And yes, as soon as I know the dates of my next trip, you'll be the first to know. I'm guessing it'll be the last 2 weeks of May.
I love the angle here, shooting from on high has helped this a lot but I gotta go with young Sam on the blue.

One of these days with all of your flying your going to meet yourself coming, make sure you close your jaw and say whatz up girl ! smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Wouldn't THAT be a surprise. LOL!

As I said to Sam, I'm curious about the "blue" comment. Are you saying you wish this were in B&W? Are you talking about the tower or the sky (or the text?)? The color you see in this pic is exactly as it was. All I did was add some contrast. Inquiring minds and all.
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 18 Apr 2007, 13:36
Welcome back Ginnie. I'm really looking forward to seeing your pics from Amsterdam. All I've ever seen of that city has been the area from the Central Station along the Damrak to the Square. Train connections from the airport to the city centre are so good that it's a breeze to nip in to Amsterdam if you have a few hours between flights. The last time I was in Schipol was in 2003, en route to and from Bangkok.
Ginnie Hart: Well, I'm hoping my pics won't disappoint you, Jimbo. I found that so many of them seemed so ordinary, so I tried to make them a bit different. We'll see if they work. But thanks anyway. It's clear that so many people are already familiar with this great international city!
  • wailor
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 18 Apr 2007, 14:28
I hear this is one of the nicest airports in Europe if not the world. welcome back!!
Ginnie Hart: I would definitely agree with that, Wale. It's absolutely lovely!

But YOU have totally confused me. Your "About" says you're living in the UK, formerly from Nigeria (if I'm remembering correctly). But your comment says you're from Atlanta (where I am right now)! So where exactly are you??? grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Apr 2007, 14:33
Composition, ach sommer everything is great. Love it. Nice clouds as well. I know the airport to have a lot of gray as in the pic. With the blue sky it can be mistaken for a lot of blue. KLM is blue anyhow. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your explanation, Louis, because the "blue" comments have confused me. Actually, the gray of the tower has a bluish-greenish hue to it. I have a feeling the mixture of all the different blues together has made this a confusing pic, which I didn't see that way until I started getting the comments. But you're right, that's very KLM! grin I LOVE that airline!
Schipol is one of those airports that just BUZZes all the time. Like Heathrow, and C de G. The place is alive with people. So many stories, so many lives. It would be fun to see everyone's airport shots. Perhaps Jide can invoke another theme day.... So where are your people shots from the airpot, Ginn? I don't reeeally want to look at the tower!!!
Ginnie Hart: HA! It's harder to take people shots when you're walking from one place to another at the airport, Andrew. Then when you sit down, it's hard to be in someone's face with the camera. I guess I need to go sometime and find a quiet corner and then use my 12x optical zoom! grin
Ginnie, You must be enjoying yourself in Amsterdam. This is a lovely shot. I love those clouds and bright blue sky too! wink
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Kay. I'm back home in Atlanta now, but I'll be back to A'dam within a month, I'm sure.
  • Julischka
  • the centre of EU
  • 18 Apr 2007, 17:10
This is an intersting tower. The colours in this pic are very harmonic. Very nicely captured and thanks for the information. smile
Ginnie Hart: 'Harmonic' is a good word, Julia. You've put your finger on what I feel when I see all these tones together. Harmonic, indeed! Thanks. smile
Humm ! Nice picture Ginnie. Il like the modern graphic you've catched !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Roland! Modern it is.
Good composition, excellent sky and pin sharp. I could be wrong but it's almost like I can se some reflection from the window in the hotelroom....well I could be wrong and it doesn't matter - actually it made me look even more at the pic smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aksel. Since I was shooting this through a window, I'm quite sure it can be seen somewhere, if you look hard and long enough! smile
le plaisir de penser au d├ęcollage... et les vacances qui suivent
Ginnie Hart: Yes, O-P! Exactly. smile
Nice shot, I like the positioning of the tower.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dotun. The Rule of Thirds always helps. smile
  • Ellie
  • 19 Apr 2007, 00:32
Super composition Ginnie, and perfect detail

I don't know about the 'blue' mentioned, the white is white on my screen ...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ellie. I'm not sure the "blue" had to do with the white as much as the different colors of blue mixing together in what may have seemed "unnatural." I'm still not totally sure. But as we say, it is what it is. smile

Congrats again on your 200th!
A good idea - Looking at it I just look forward for my next travel !!
Ginnie Hart: HA! And when will THAT be, Zeb!?! smile

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