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Today starts a week's series of images from Amstelveen, a suburb of Amsterdam,
when I visited there with a friend on December 11, 2007.

Here's the Gate!


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Gateway


Today starts a week's series of images from Amstelveen, a suburb of Amsterdam,
when I visited there with a friend on December 11, 2007.

Here's the Gate!


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (37)

What wonderful colours. It looks like tough walking once you get through the gate.
Ginnie Hart: That's what caught my eye about this gate, Michael! Whatever does it lead to???
  • rags
  • United States
  • 21 Jan 2008, 03:57
i wonder where that door leads!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Kanyi! That's exactly what I wonder!!!
A great wood garden door ! An otter's home ? smile
Ginnie Hart: Now maybe that's it, Flo. An otter's gate to his home. I like that! smile
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 21 Jan 2008, 05:34
The gate to Amstelveen, so now I know where it is...... I have a kind of feeling we will be shown some really nice pictures this week if this is the 'strarter', look at the blue reflection in the water, the nice green of the grass, the shadow of the sun on the gate, hope your friend had some 'camera-eye' to see this beautifull place too, Ginnie very well spotted and captured......
Ginnie Hart: You would have loved being with us, Astrid. My friend has The Eye, just like you. I think this might be better as a B&W conversion but I just HAD to keep the BLUE sky. It was such a gorgeous day at that moment. Later on the sky was gray!

Dank je wel voor jouw vriendelijke woorden!
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 21 Jan 2008, 06:19
Amazing colors - almost too vibrant - it must be a really beautiful place. I like the bright blue to the side of the photo.
Ginnie Hart: I HAD to keep this in color, Jewlya, because of that blue sky in the water. Otherwise I would have been tempted to convert this to B&W. Thank you.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Jan 2008, 06:44
And where does the gate lead to? Never I would try to invade into this inpenetrable reed'forest', I think there are birds and other animals who have to be protected. Wonderful the blue water and the reflections and the "satte" green of the grass - a secret realm for its own!No admittance!
Ginnie Hart: I so totally agree, Philine. This is a Kingdom unto itself. We are on the outside and can only wonder what's inside. It seemed so highly symbolic to me! Thank you!
amusante la photo. endroit insolite pour une barrière
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, O-P. I still stare at it and wonder! smile
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 21 Jan 2008, 07:32
Hey Ginnie I hope you and your friend were not trespassing as this gate looks a little forbidding with the barbed wiretonguetongue

Great lighting and the colours are great. I like the touch of red in the bushes and the green looks so fresh and alive.

So this is what it looks like in Amsterdam before it rains WOW look what I missedtongue

Nice find My friendsmile
Ginnie Hart: No trespassing allowed with my friend, Tracy! smile I don't think I'll ever see Amsterdam in any kind of drought in my lifetime. There is so much rain, things always look lush, even on gray days. Now you know for yourself. Thank you, dear friend.
Very nice capture Ginnie.I like the lighting. Is this a small path going into the "bush" just behind the gate?
Ginnie Hart: We never went close enough to see, Richard, but I have a feeling the gate was there long before the bushes were able to crowd it out. I don't think there's a path there at all!
  • tim
  • leeds, uk
  • 21 Jan 2008, 09:01
lovely composition Ginniesmile the touch of blue in the water adds so much to the scenesmile
Ginnie Hart: That patch of blue is why I left this in color and didn't convert it to B&W, Tim. Thank you!
  • navin
  • India
  • 21 Jan 2008, 09:12
Like the composition
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Navin, for stopping by and commenting. I went to your blog but couldn't find a place to leave comments????
  • Gale
  • Cape of Storms
  • 21 Jan 2008, 10:24
Gorgeous. Well spotted.Love the bit of water on the left.
Did you check to see where it goes?
Ginnie Hart: No, we did not check, Gale. It seemed pretty clear that it was going to nowhere! sad Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 21 Jan 2008, 11:24
At first I thought this was the farm! But then I saw the water. Lovely and rustic.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. It COULD have been the farm, for sure, Ruth. We were so glad to find it as we walked along the street. Thanks.
  • Ann
  • Sucé sur Erdre - France
  • 21 Jan 2008, 11:43
Here we are in the middle of nowhere, no? I love this little gate in the middle of nature ... The touch of blue does it too ...
Ginnie Hart: Actually, it WASN'T in the middle of nowhere, Ann. We found it as we were walking along the street by a canal. All of a sudden, there it was. Don't we like surprises like that! Thank you.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 21 Jan 2008, 12:22
cant wait to travel when the gate is open
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling we'd get nowhere fast if ever the gate were open, Vintage. smile Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Jan 2008, 13:09
Whao! What a tangle.
It's a very rustic little gate too, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I bet there are a LOT of bugs in there, Ray. grin I love it.
  • Roger
  • United States
  • 21 Jan 2008, 14:18
Ok what was in the crate? Who knows right? Looks like it may mean getting wet to find out.
Ginnie Hart: I bet it's very soggy back in there, Roger, you're right. We didn't even try to find out! smile Thanks.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 21 Jan 2008, 14:20
This looks way too green and inviting for December.
Ginnie Hart: You're right, Martin. But that's Amsterdam for you!!!
lovely picture and god compsition. good use of lighting too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Gishan.
The shrub is full of tangles and dangles.
The gate is mangled and strangled.
The whole image is like a spangling fandangle.

I better stop. cheers richard
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHA! I do NOT want you to stop, Richard. You have just made my day!!! grin Thank you.
I love the light on the tangle of branches and twigs.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Wim.
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight (UK)
  • 21 Jan 2008, 16:35
I would'nt want to trim that lot back Ginnie grin good find.
Ginnie Hart: Neither would I, Chris!!! Thanks.
  • Reza
  • Canada
  • 21 Jan 2008, 16:50
Great colors and details. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Reza.
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K
  • 21 Jan 2008, 16:58
liking the rich colours...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Now there is a contradiction, if ever I saw one! A gate, with all the possibilities is implies, but covered in barbed wire and twine to prevent use. Fascinating. Lovely colour and detail in this Ginnie. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Roz. We all know a contradiction when we see one! Thank you.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Jan 2008, 17:49
A nice, gentle photograph with the sun picking out the little gate. Not a lot going on but I like it for that.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: It felt like just an ordinary snapshot, Ingrid, until I saw that the gate led to nowhere! smile Thanks.
  • Blackdog
  • On the dreaded dial up again!
  • 21 Jan 2008, 18:39
It has to be a White Rabbit's gate...

... I hope we go thro' tomorrow ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Well....I do like the idea, Mike, but I'm afraid I'll disappoint you, at least where the gate is concerned.

It sure is fun to see you and Ingrid making comments at the same/similar time. I can just picture you both at your computers, talking about what you see while you write your comments. Don't tell me I'm wrong! smile
I think this leads to the magic garden...or neverland...or maybe to
the galaxy, far far away...smile
Great capture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh. I like that, Magnus! smile Thank you.
The barbed wire is a bit uninviting! Careful how you open it. And it's locked. Mind you a good kick and it will probably fall apartgrin

OK Ginnie take us on the tour!
Ginnie Hart: HA! We decided not to try it out, Bill, so rest assured that we're safe-n-sound. I hope you like the rest of the tour. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Jan 2008, 20:27
I wonder if the rabbits can open the gate? People in general should be too tall.

The gate to Amstelveen says Astrid smile maybe it is the gate to the week's shots.

Great one.
Ginnie Hart: Only certain rabbits, Louis. The magic ones. smile The Gate to Amstelveen and the Gate to the Series. YES to Astrid and Ginnie and Louis! smile
  • Ellie
  • wet UK
  • 21 Jan 2008, 23:25
Beautifully rich colours here Ginnie, I love the hint of a way beyond the gate too
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Ellie.
The certain thing is that it is a peculiar image. The door nowhere!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, José Angel. Muchas gracias!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 22 Jan 2008, 21:23
"First they considered him an intruder, who had no right to be there...with time, the herbs got to know him better and became his friends, the trees learned to accept his carved look and the water whispered a liquid smile passing by, but the ivy...the ivy got in love with Mr Gate and embraces him as if to say : I'll never let you go..." smile
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. A photographer AND a poet! I should have known. Actually, I have ALWAYS known!
I see a gate but where's the way? smile
Ginnie Hart: Precies! That's exactly what I said. Thanks, Erik.
Another very nice picture ! Bravo !
Ginnie Hart: As always, Zeb, thanks!
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jan 2008, 22:11
it must feel so lonesome all out here by itself sad
lovely capture again Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: It does make you wonder, doesn't it, Deji! smile Thanks for backtracking!
  • Kay
  • Portland
  • 31 Jan 2008, 04:49
Lovely combinations of colors and textures, Ginnie. Very nicely caught in your lens too. smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Kay!!! Thanks.

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