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For Tracy


Tracy/Lurch was with us here in Amsterdam the last few days, as most of you know.
Before she came, Astrid/Picturit
and I had made the decision to "make fun" of her fear of heights by each posting something today from a visit we took to Utrecht's Dom tower.  It is Holland's tallest church tower at 112.5 metres (368 feet).

We were at the top level of the tower, Tracy, out in the open (with no windows)
and this is one of the views (of the water tower). 
This is for you!


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.}



For Tracy


Tracy/Lurch was with us here in Amsterdam the last few days, as most of you know.
Before she came, Astrid/Picturit
and I had made the decision to "make fun" of her fear of heights by each posting something today from a visit we took to Utrecht's Dom tower.  It is Holland's tallest church tower at 112.5 metres (368 feet).

We were at the top level of the tower, Tracy, out in the open (with no windows)
and this is one of the views (of the water tower). 
This is for you!


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.}



comments (38)

This is a likey for me. I love photos where there is lots to see and this one is just SO much of that! Have fun!
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh. You know how to make my day, Mary. Thank you kindly!!!
I just love that patchwork of rooflines. That is a very unique church tower.
Ginnie Hart: THAT tower, Red Pen, is a water tower. We were standing high up on the church tower. Sorry about the confusion. But yes, you're so right about the rooflines. I love them, too. Thanks.
Wo Ginnie, great shot! you walked all the way/steps up the DOMtower! Great job... I lived in UTRECHT for 12 years, I love to see the roofs thsi way, when I was in my house I coudd see the top of the DOMtower.

Have a great and creative weekend! I hope to see you also back on my blog, you're being welcome,
Greetings from JoAnn Photography
Ginnie Hart: Yes, we walked all the way up, JoAnn, and I had sore calf muscles for several days afterwards! smile Next time I go back I hope it won't be raining! Thanks.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 19 Jan 2008, 00:37
That tower really doesn't look like it belongs there. Sounds like you guys had fun smile
Ginnie Hart: We had a blast. Wait till you see Tracy tomorrow! smile Thanks, Martin.
Wow, Ginnie! This is a fabulous picture! It's so crisp and colorful and full! It's interesting that there are so many houses and almost NO people! I spotted only four(though two might not be people, but lamp posts!) The two I'm sure are humans are a walker with an umbrella on the street at the left side, and someone on the roof slightly right of and above center. This would make a great jigsaw puzzle!
Ginnie Hart: WOW! You have better eyes than I do, Patrushka, to look and see what you did! Good for you. Thanks for the kindest of words, as always.
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 19 Jan 2008, 06:48
How playful of you! Really lots to see here, Ginnie, in this jumble of houses. Lovely shot!
Ginnie Hart: It actually does feel playful, Suzanne! Thank you. I really like that word, especially since we really did want to "play" with Tracy a bit. smile
  • Astrid
  • wind in Arkel
  • 19 Jan 2008, 07:08
Geweldige foto, this is some stunning picture Ginnie, now I know for sure you have great eye for detail, mine didn't turn out good....too much wind.....grin some explanation is needed here, it was raining and the wind was blowing like crazy, I don't have a stabelizer in my lens/camera...but this is Utrecht as it really is, too many houses on too little space, the watertower is next to the Dom of course, this is a really nice job done under very difficult sircumstances, but no need to say we had a heck of a time.....tonguetonguetongue
Ginnie Hart: That wind almost blew us away, Astrid! I'll never forget how stormy it was that moment. The higher we climbed the worst it got! But there was no way I was NOT gonna climb all the way to the top. So glad we got to do it together...and have a little fun with Tracy in mind. smile Thanks for being my partner in crime!
  • Astrid
  • wind in Arkel
  • 19 Jan 2008, 07:40
BTW I love the border....great job tongue
Ginnie Hart: You know how to make my day. smile Dank je wel.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Jan 2008, 07:42
I like this view from the top of the Dom in Utrecht: de indrukwekkende oude watertoren, the "patchwork of rooflines".. My first impression was: Great, we now have snow! - because of the various white points and 'plains"... Formerly I always climbed up to towers following Goethes wise advice: When you are visting a town, you first have to go upstairs to a tower in order to have a panorama view ( but after my hip-joint-operation last year this isn't possible, sorry!)
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhhhh. I'm so sorry, Philine. That just means I'll do it for YOU, then, every time! Thank you.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Jan 2008, 08:46
A very nice idea to work together, to take photos at the same time on the same place and then- the results are so different! I love that!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Philine. You always make my day. smile
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jan 2008, 08:59
I'm sure Tracy would love this smile Ginnie. It was great seeing you again and meeting Astrid.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Scarlet. It was a great day together, wasn't it! smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 19 Jan 2008, 09:50
Wow thats wonderful. Love all those little roof tops. The tower really "towers" over everything.
Ginnie Hart: Yes it does, Aussie. smile Thank you.
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jan 2008, 11:05
very nice Ginnie.
I too have a similar shot of another city today. Though taken from a much further distance.
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE your shot today, Deji. After my own heart. Thanks.
  • Paul
  • 19 Jan 2008, 11:16
the red border really emphasises all the red in the picture and brings it all together
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for noticing and expressing that, Paul. That means a lot.
Hi dear I came back to see once again my beloved town UTRECHT again....

Today I showed a typical photo view of AMSTERDAM, come and see if you recognise this?
JoAnn have a good weekend!
Ginnie Hart: I definitely want to see more of "your" town, JoAnn, on a day it's not raining! So I will go back again some day. Thanks.
Great looking tower Ginnie, so much to see from on high. Well framed.
Ginnie Hart: I love views like this from on high, Les, especially when shared with a friend. Thank you kindly!
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 19 Jan 2008, 12:34
I am very honoured Ginnie,wink as you are well aware of my fear of heights. I would never have ventured to the top of this tower knowing it was not enclosed.smilesmile

I appreciate you giving me the chance to veiw this scene of Utrecht through your eye's..!!

I salute you for this fantastic shot and the border is a credit to you...smile

Thank you so much MY FRIEND...tonguetongue
Ginnie Hart: Besides, it was VERY windy and rainy, Tracy! You would have stopped breathing. grin So this photo will have to do. Now you know how much Astrid and I will do for you, my friend!!! You are a better sweetheart than I believed. I love it! smile Wait till you see yourself tomorrow.
A really wonderful picture of a city smile Bravo !
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. You are the Man, Zeb. grin
  • Chris Phillips
  • 19 Jan 2008, 14:20
Very interesting Ginnie. It's not too far from the UK - but totally different
Ginnie Hart: I know, Chris. I love that about Europe. Well, one day I'll go back your way and see it again for myself. Thank you.
  • Aksel
  • Norway
  • 19 Jan 2008, 15:31
I have to agree with Martin, that tower looks so not in the right place, and that makes the pic very interesting, in a good way smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks for putting it that way, Aksel!! smile
Very nice capture Ginnie. I several times passed through Utrecht by car and never realised it was such a compact city
Ginnie Hart: I need to go back when the sun is shining, Richard, and see more of it than this. I have a feeling I'll be very surprised. smile Thanks.
How cool! I think I might make an effort to pop in more often and post again...
Ginnie Hart: I would love to see you post again, ET. You have so many fabulous images! Do think about it and just DO it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting again.
  • blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jan 2008, 15:43
tower looks like its from another time and place altogether. Reading Astrid's comments sounds like you have had great time - don't think I would want to be that high up in a strong wind!
Ginnie Hart: We had a fabulous time, Mike! Wait till you see my collage tomorrow. Tracy was the new gal on the block and did NOT disappoint!!! smile Thanks.
Vow this is a beautiful shot, Ginnie. It would make a lovely postcard.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks for that kind comment, Helen. I'd love to make postcards of my photos and sell them! smile
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 19 Jan 2008, 17:14
Postcard perfect!
Ginnie Hart: As I told Helen, Jewlya, I'd love to make postcards of my photos and sell them! smile Thanks.
wow! this is great. very nice picture.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you very kindly, Gishan!
I don't know about Tracy...I'm not sure I'd be too keen either! Great view though!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Even Donica is afraid of heights, Bill, so I guess it happens to the best of them! smile Thanks for not being afraid to look.
Fantastic, Ginnie. I love this sort of rooftop view, and this one is a cracker! So much to see with such crisp detail, and I love the colour. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: You're a real sweetheart, Roz. I actually like this kind of shot, too, probably because I LOVE heights. The higher the better. smile Thanks.
Wonderful shot and very funny comment to go with it.
Ginnie Hart: Gotta have some fun with the comments, Michael! smile Thanks a million.
Quite a view!
And, is this a typically Dutch town, or could it be in another country?
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. I guess you need to tell me, Wim, if this is typical Dutch? It certainly does NOT look like America!!! smile Thanks.
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight (UK)
  • 19 Jan 2008, 20:44
Some view Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chris, it is/was. Thanks. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 19 Jan 2008, 21:46
Ginnie, this looks like a POSTCARD!
Ginnie Hart: You are very kind to say so, Kathryn. Thank you!
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • 19 Jan 2008, 22:20
Glad you had a fabulous time with girls, dear. You keep going with your diplomatic mission of bringing the citizens of the Shutterland together. I hope Astrid hugged and cheek-kissed you all from me, as she has been instructed.
Z
PS. I see you continue to work for the Dutch Department of Tourism, producing posters.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Viktor. There were plenty of kisses all around...and when Donica came home, all over again! smile We talked about all you special SCers, believe me. grin

And thank you, dear Man, for your kindest of encouragements!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 19 Jan 2008, 22:21
Almost a Lilliput sight...!
Awesome shot!
Ginnie Hart: I like that thought, Lina. And I agree! smile Thank you.

Do you know why all of a sudden (the last few weeks) your link does NOT take us to your site??? I'd love for that to be fixed, not so much for ME but for any friends here who might want to click on you.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jan 2008, 23:18
Colourful collection of roofs - it looks like a toy town! Glad to hear you're having so much fun.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: It DOES look like a toy town, Ingrid. I agree! I want to go back and see it again when it's not raining. And yes, we did have fun, there and in Amsterdam! smile Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 19 Jan 2008, 23:53
Love the colours who would think roofs and building could make such a colourful photo
Ginnie Hart: That is so true, Vintage. Thank you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 20 Jan 2008, 11:29
Excellent view - and apparently the IS worked for you here.
Ginnie Hart: The IS almost always comes through, Louis. I love it! Thanks.
A WOW -one! The tower looks like a guard or boss over the small houses.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it does, Erik. Thank you!

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