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New Amsterdam

On this day that I fly back to Amsterdam from Atlanta, it seems fitting to end the recent series of pics from NYC with this reference to "New Amsterdam," as seen on one of the buildings during a bus tour. 

New Amsterdam (Nieuw Amsterdam in Dutch) was the 17th century colonial town that became New York City in 1665, making it the oldest incorporated city in the United States.  Little did its Dutch founder, Willem Verhuist, know back in 1625, when he selected Manhattan Island as the optimal place for a permanent settlement, that it would become one of the greatest cities of the world.

Now I go back to "study" the real Amsterdam.  :)

[Late this afternoon I fly from Atlanta to NY-Kennedy to Amsterdam, arriving tomorrow noon.]


New Amsterdam

On this day that I fly back to Amsterdam from Atlanta, it seems fitting to end the recent series of pics from NYC with this reference to "New Amsterdam," as seen on one of the buildings during a bus tour. 

New Amsterdam (Nieuw Amsterdam in Dutch) was the 17th century colonial town that became New York City in 1665, making it the oldest incorporated city in the United States.  Little did its Dutch founder, Willem Verhuist, know back in 1625, when he selected Manhattan Island as the optimal place for a permanent settlement, that it would become one of the greatest cities of the world.

Now I go back to "study" the real Amsterdam.  :)

[Late this afternoon I fly from Atlanta to NY-Kennedy to Amsterdam, arriving tomorrow noon.]


comments (27)

Safe trip, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary.
Beautiful architechture! Beautiful picture Ginnie.
Hope your trip back to Amsterdam is a good (and safe) one!!
Ginnie Hart: I totally appreciate your good wishes, DD. Thanks!
Great shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bridge.
lovely shot, sweet tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Dotun.
So fitting to your other abode in Amsterdam, Ginnie! I hope you have a great trip! (I'm back from Phoenix)
Ginnie Hart: Glad to see you back, Kay, in time for me to leave. smile

This pic DID seem fitting for today. smile
Majestic. OooHhooH Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It actually surprised me when I saw it, Busola, because it DID seem "majestic." Thanks. smile
Did you take this photo from the bus, or was it a stop on the tour? If this is a bus picture, I am impressed beyond belief. (If not, I am still impressed!)
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Karen, I was on top of the tour bus as we went by and was startled by all of this building, especially the "New Amsterdam." I really was not aware that NYC was called that. So I have REALLY gotten my education!

Thanks for being impressed. smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 14 May 2007, 03:05
Wonderful, wonderful, and so cool for the day of your trip back to Amsterdam. This time you'll be going "home" to your apartment after setting it up, for the first time! How fun. And more exploration ahead. Yippee for you, and for us! grin
Ginnie Hart: Yes, yes, Ruth! It really will seem like home away from home once again (after Hannover was that for so long).

Believe it or not, my first week back, I will be meeting two different SCers on 2 separate days: Ade and Petra. How's THAT for hitting the road running! smile
I like the combination of styles and this very clever perspective!
Ginnie Hart: Always kind as ever, Martin. Thank you.
Nice shot Ginnie - I love the details smile Have a safe trip smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Thomas.
Nice shot. Have a good trip..
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Shakara.
Really cool Ginnie, can't wait to meet yousmile
Ginnie Hart: Talk about being excited! I love the chance to meet another soul sistah! smile
great one for sepia.
Ginnie Hart: You would know, Chantal. Thanks. smile
This has been a great series Ginnie, for once I feel that someone who has visited that great city of my birth has done it justice. Your series has been on par with Nicole, informative in both visual and narrative that I almost felt like I was back there with you and you ended the series in the only way you could. Thanks for sharing your travels with us and I can't wait for you to explore Amsterdam in full.

John
Ginnie Hart: Your words honor me, Johnny, and I can't thank you enough. But guess what! I'll be returning to NYC again soon with another series. I feel like I only scratched the surface. smile

Till then, I WILL explore more of Amsterdam. I already have several pics queued up from last trip. smile
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 14 May 2007, 12:32
A perfect end to the series, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Jimbo. As I just told Johnny, I'll return to NYC again later because I've only scratched the surface. smile

Glad to see you back! Now it's YOUR turn to share your travels!!!
Looks like a magnificent building Ginnie - have a good trip.
Ginnie Hart: The building actually startled me, Bernie, because it was so big. But I don't remember where we saw it on one of our bus tours and I haven't a clue what it is. I'd like to find out!

Thanks for the trip wishes.
You'll have to try your hand at HDR processing Ginnie, it'll suit this shot well. smile Safe journey, Chris
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Chris, I have that tutorial somewhere in my files. I'm actually a fan a HDR, so maybe I'll try my hand at it one of these days. Thanks for the reminder.

And thanks for the journey wishes.
Great shoot Ginnie, as usually wise choice of tones and great framing!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Monika, as always. I hope your studies are moving right along!!!
Nice opposition from old to new in the architecture Ginnie... your mono (a little bit of sepia, no ?) is really, really lovely. Have a nice trip by the way !!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Florence, lots of sepia. Thanks.
Impressive shot, Ginnie, majestic building. Have a good trip
Ginnie Hart: I didn't realize I still had comments this far back to reply to, but YES, Jose, I had a good trip. Thanks. smile
Very nice shot. The light in this image really gives the impression of the solid nature of the stone.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your comment, David.
I like the light in this one and the processing as well smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, sir. I didn't realize I had missed replying to comments from this far back. Sorry about that!
  • Ellie
  • 14 May 2007, 23:19
An absolute corker Ginnie. Superb detail and wonderful use of colour. smile

Hope you arrive safely, weather's foul here right now.
Ginnie Hart: I didn't realize I had missed replying to comments from this far back, Ellie. Sorry about that! Yesterday with Ade was supposed to be 70-80% precip but the sun was out most of the time! Go figure!
A grand capture, and history lesson, too.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Red Pen. Thanks. I didn't realize I had missed replying to comments from this far back. Sorry about that!
A very good shot Ginnie, I like very much the colortone wich gives an old picture aspect !
Ginnie Hart: As you know, Zeb, I like to use that color a lot. smile I didn't realize I had missed replying to comments from this far back. Sorry about that!
I think this is a very nice picture (maybe a little too much "unsharp mask" giving it the digital "noise" around the edges) otherwise I like it. Very well done.
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, Doug, this pic was too blown to use and I really had to play with it. Besides, I was on top of a tour bus and almost didn't get the picture taken! So, yes, there were all kinds of "issues." But I was so excited about seeing "New Amsterdam" that I couldn't resist. I didn't even think of using the Noise Reduction software, which would have helped.

I really appreciate your comments!
  • Julischka
  • the centre of EU
  • 18 May 2007, 17:23
I like the grainy looks and the angle you've chosen. Great!

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