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Spires and Cranes Forever

Instead of Stars and Stripes Forever (our patriotic American march by John Philip Sousa), how about Spires and Cranes Forever by Ginnie of Shutterchance.  HA!  If you can't take a joke!  (Oh, and don't forget the weather vanes!)

Back in May, when I climbed to the top of the Westerkerk Church (by the Anne Frank House here in Amsterdam), this was one of my views. 

(I've decided to start cleaning out my Unassigned pics, if you don't mind.)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Spires and Cranes Forever

Instead of Stars and Stripes Forever (our patriotic American march by John Philip Sousa), how about Spires and Cranes Forever by Ginnie of Shutterchance.  HA!  If you can't take a joke!  (Oh, and don't forget the weather vanes!)

Back in May, when I climbed to the top of the Westerkerk Church (by the Anne Frank House here in Amsterdam), this was one of my views. 

(I've decided to start cleaning out my Unassigned pics, if you don't mind.)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (32)

WoW! Nice one Granny!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sweetie. smile
Brink on the unassigned forests of spires and weather vanes. I certainly don't mind.
Ginnie Hart: Someone else I know did this recently, I think. smile I'm glad you don't mind, Martin.
  • alex
  • Idaho, USA
  • 28 Aug 2007, 00:51
wow, that is a lot of cranes. mad construction going on in amsterdam?
Ginnie Hart: Mad construction going on all over the world, I think, Alex!
  • Kay
  • 28 Aug 2007, 02:52
Lovely job on this one, Ginnie. You are the queen of rooftops!
Ginnie Hart: I'll take being the queen of just about anything, Kay. grin Thanks.
  • Ray
  • 28 Aug 2007, 03:14
Very interesting skyline, Ginnie.
The spires seem to have a touch of Islam influence...can that be so?
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Ray, I almost made a Mecca reference in my text. I totally agree!
  • sara
  • earth
  • 28 Aug 2007, 04:07
Those spires are pretty awesome. i could crawl through those and just view and view and view. lucky you - you DID. sweet. ~S.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Sara, I feel very lucky to see views like this. Awesome, indeed. Thanks.
I think there's soemting of Russia here, probably the domes, like their churches. Have a good day ! smile
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Flo. It surprises me every time I see it! Thanks.
  • neva
  • 28 Aug 2007, 04:33
What a lovey photo of all the tops and weather vanes....very nice!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Neva, for stopping by and commenting.
  • E Etomi
  • Sweden
  • 28 Aug 2007, 06:55
Maybe the view will be totally different in 5 yrs. You should compare this shot to another in 2011
Ginnie Hart: You may be very right, Etomi. If we're still here in 5 years, I'll try to remember to check it out! smile Thanks.
Apart from the cranes this view has not changed a lot these last years, I think. No high rises to be seen on the horizon.
A beautiful photo, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank God there are no high rises in this part of the city, Wim. I hope there's an ordinance that forbids it!!!
Nice colours in this one Ginnie. Almost looks as though it could be in the Middle East somewhere. Great capture.
Ginnie Hart: Definitely, Chris. I agree. As I said to Sam,I almost made a reference to Mecca in the text. Thanks.
This is a lovely photograph, Ginnie. I like the colour very much, and there is lots of interest in it. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Always something to see, Roz! I love this city! Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 28 Aug 2007, 09:06
Lovely tones
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie.
  • Saratu
  • i am not sure
  • 28 Aug 2007, 10:42
Its a lovely view.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it is, Saratu. Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 28 Aug 2007, 11:02
Clean on. Nice view!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I was getting bogged down by the ones hanging around. grin Thanks, Ruth.
  • Gale
  • Cape of Storms
  • 28 Aug 2007, 11:09
Magnificent view.. and what a climb it must have been. Love the colouring and the slightly misty feel.
Ginnie Hart: It wasn't as bad a climb as at other places I've been, Gale, so I was lucky. Or maybe our tour guide took us in bits and pieces and it didn't feel so high. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany, Münster
  • 28 Aug 2007, 11:10
An apart composition of spires, cranes... the skylines of our cities, past and present time come together, and that makes them so interesting! De Westerkerk in Amsterdam is voor mij steeds bijzonder belangrijk, ik weet dat Anne Frank deze kerk vanuit de zolder in het achterhuis kon zien en zij hoorde het gelui, een teken van leven.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Philine. I did several posts on Anne Frank and her Westerkerk:

http://www.ginniehart.shutterchance.com/photoblog/80220.htm
http://www.ginniehart.shutterchance.com/photoblog/82617.htm
http://www.ginniehart.shutterchance.com/photoblog/80216.htm

As you see, she's very important to me! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!
;o]
the view is good
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Inspireds, for stopping by and commenting.
  • Philine
  • Germany, Münster
  • 28 Aug 2007, 11:21
First I thought it could be Prague, for this city is especially the city of the (thousand) spires...., but why not Amsterdam? You are right to climb up the towers, in order to see a town, a good recommandation of Goethe, too: always first climb up an look around and enjoy the view high up!
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely, Philine. Thanks again for your comments. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Aug 2007, 11:42
Well Ginnie, I don't mind in anticipation. Gotta clean up before the big arrival.

Same as Philine, nearly didn't recognise A'dam from up high. But the nearby spire tops look familiar. I have some old slides of the same spires but from down below.

I feel about rooftop shots somewhat like you about towers, just love it.

Excellent picture and pp.
Ginnie Hart: As others have said, Louis, there's a bit of the Middle East and Russia here. So eclectic from on high! Not quite the same feeling from down below, for sure.

As always, thanks for your comment!
  • Howler
  • somewhere in the North Sea
  • 28 Aug 2007, 12:48
Nice - looks a bit like the rooftops of Talinn in estonia.
Ginnie Hart: Interesting that you should say that, Howler. If you go back to my first page of posts on SC, they're all of Tallinn. I LOVE that city, which we were fortunate to see last year! Thanks for your comment.
  • Tracy
  • 28 Aug 2007, 12:52
Love the tones,it sets a lovely mood.smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tracy!
you are becoming a masters master at capturing the beauty of Amsterdam and applying nice PP to it smile
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very kind, Patrick. Thank you very much!
  • Chad
  • 28 Aug 2007, 16:25
This is a splendid photograph, Ginnie, which so well in b&w. Those spires are magnificent with those cranes in the distance.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Chad. Thanks a million.
I like it - guess that a lot of cranes are a common sight in a lot of cities in Europe these days. I like your choice of BW
Ginnie Hart: Can't live with them and can't live without them. Sigh.

Thanks, Aksel. smile
  • Shailja
  • Boston, USA
  • 28 Aug 2007, 17:04
I like the title - perfectly captures the shot - the old and the new are definitely clashing. But the new architecture (mostly) have something missing.....I have always wondered if the building being made now will ever be appreciated for their beauty as we do the old ones. OK - got to stop my philosophical ramblings... smile!!
Ginnie Hart: It's a good question to ponder, Shailja. I do tend to go for the older architecture, hands down. But the new architecture, at least in Atlanta, is totally innovative!

You can ramble anytime you want! smile
like the title as well...looks extremely historic...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sam. It IS historic, for sure!
Nice image Ginnie - has the look of a vintage post card. David.
Ginnie Hart: That's a nice thought, David. Thank you kindly!
Really nice skyline Ginnie.
No we don´t mind at all that you do some cleaning smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww, thanks, Magnus. smile
Looks like something one would see in a Islamic country
Ginnie Hart: Exactly what I thought, S/S. I almost mentioned Mecca in my text! Thanks.
  • Scarlet
  • Holland
  • 28 Aug 2007, 21:38
Great shot Ginnie. Maybe I should start getting up onto the roof of my work smile. (However we're right in one of the approaching zone of the airport). Anyway through you I'm getting to see an entire different side of Amsterdam ,thank you.
Ginnie Hart: You're so welcome, Scarlet. I bet there's a lot you could show me here yourself! Thanks.
A good building in front of what looks like a number of developments, one can only hope they do not ruin the view. Well seen.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Les. Thanks.

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