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The Royal Palace Clock

You know me and clocks!  This one sits on top of the Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace) in Dam Square, here in Amsterdam. 

The Classical edifice was built as the town hall by Jacob van Campen in 1648 and was transformed into the Royal Palace in 1808.  It is one of three palaces in the Netherlands at the disposal of Queen Beatrix and is still used for state functions.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


The Royal Palace Clock

You know me and clocks!  This one sits on top of the Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace) in Dam Square, here in Amsterdam. 

The Classical edifice was built as the town hall by Jacob van Campen in 1648 and was transformed into the Royal Palace in 1808.  It is one of three palaces in the Netherlands at the disposal of Queen Beatrix and is still used for state functions.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (22)

Wow, Ginnie! You told me to wait until today's image posted, and I can see why. It's beautiful and priceless. An outdoor museum of detailed artwork. I love it! Great tones that make the "sculptures" pop out. Bravo! Well done!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Your words are so kind, Kay. Thank you!
Great effect and conversion- All perspective has been flattened to leave you with a great mosaic of tones and textures- love it!
Ginnie Hart: It's a very touristy building, David. I needed to tone it down. smile
Well composed, fantastic details, and really nice sepia work Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Roland.
quel angle merveilleux tu as choisis
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, O-P.
Once again Ginnie I like the treatment you've given this shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernie.
Very impressive! It encourages me to try some post processing "treatments".
Ginnie Hart: Go ahead, Mary. Just do it. smile
Ginnie, que tratamiento más interesante has conseguido aquí. Cada piedra del edificio es de un tono diferente!! La nitidez de la imagen es muy buena !
Ginnie, that more interesting treatment you have obtained here. Each stone of the building is of a different tone! The clearness of the image is very good!
Ginnie Hart: It's a very interesting building, Jose. It's actually kinda sooty! So I needed to convert it!
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 26 May 2007, 13:28
Well captured

Suby
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Suby!
  • Emery Roth
  • http://rothphotos.blogspot.com/
  • 26 May 2007, 13:53
Clearly, you carry that ladder I spoke about on my blog. Otherwise you could never have gotten this shot apparently from midair above the street. Very nice monochrome and beautiful composition.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks, Ted. This s where my 12x optical zoom really comes in handy. And the Image Stabilizer helps, too. smile
Hi Gennie,
Lovley shot. I like the post processing too. As you are in Amsterdam, I would also expect some snaps of flowers. wink
Ginnie Hart: I've had a few flowers, Sarthak, if you go backwards into my Archives. I've really seen some nice ones since here, for sure.
That's some clock Ginnie, the carvings are stunning work.
Ginnie Hart: And there's more where that came from, Chris! Thanks.
A stunning image of a stunning building. Good work. Cheers, Dave
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, sir! smile
This is a lovely image! I've just managed to get to your blog and have a look at some of your images - beautiful work. I particularly love architectural shots - and you've done a beautiful job of this.
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE architecture, PB, and those who visit me here often already know that. In fact, we joke about it. smile Glad to find someone else who likes it as well.
Ginnie, this is absolutely beautiful. Love it.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Bridge.
  • Ellie
  • 26 May 2007, 23:26
Gosh Ginnie, that's nice.

The detail in the picture is again amazing. I know I've said it before but there's something about the way your camera captures the detail in stonework.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ellie. I think you feel about my camera in these situations how I feel about yours in the close-ups of, for instance, your baby duckling series. I see where my camera has strength but also where it is weak. So I guess we do well to emphasize the strengths, right?! smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 27 May 2007, 03:49
Gorgeous architecture and sculpture! And the sepia is just wonderful. The variation in tone is fantastic.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thank you, Sweetie. smile
  • Ted
  • 27 May 2007, 04:15
I love looking at all the detail in this shot, Ginnie. It's beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ted.
  • neil
  • switzerland
  • 27 May 2007, 08:47
Hi Ginnie, love what you have done with this one! I was in Amsterdam once and at the Dam Square, managed to stay a night in the Krasnapolsky! (Before my money ran out smile) Hope all is well. PS my foot is healing, but only very slowly.
Greetz Neil
Ginnie Hart: Good to see you again, Neil-from-Switzerland! There are so many Neil's on SC that I have to distinguish you. smile

I'm glad your foot is healing. Please pamper it for as long as it needs to heal properly!
  • Zebigleb
  • friendsland
  • 27 May 2007, 23:49
A nice serie of clocks, feel free to continue smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. What a sweetheart, Zeb. smile
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 28 May 2007, 12:13
Ah, at last something I recognise from Amsterdam! Any time I've been there, it's just been a case of walking down Damrak from the central railway station as far as Dam Square. That was in my pre-digital days, though, so any photos I got are well lost at this stage. The more you show me of Amsterdam, Ginnie, the more determined I am to spend more than just a few hours there.
Ginnie Hart: Please let us know when you can come visit us, Jimbo!!! We'd love to show you around for more than a few hours! smile
  • Julischka
  • the black hole where time disappears
  • 29 May 2007, 07:50
This one is very well composed! I love the angle and sepia tone.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Julia, for backtracking. Thanks.
This is a stunning image Ginnie. Sharp golden tones. Brilliant
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Fehinti. Again. smile

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