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Made in Holland


Still at Zaanse Schans, Holland...see how Dutch this is?!
It was built for us tourists!
(photo taken in March)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

Made in Holland


Still at Zaanse Schans, Holland...see how Dutch this is?!
It was built for us tourists!
(photo taken in March)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]

comments (36)

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2008, 01:20
For tourists..or not - it makes for a lovely image. Nice reflections in the water.
Ginnie Hart: I never tire of going there, Marcie, so it's one of those "traps" that works! smile Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 29 Jul 2008, 01:29
If Holland is like Australia the tourist dollar is very inportant.Great photo Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: The tourist dollar is very important all over the world, Vintage, for sure. They may make fun of us but they can't live without us! Sad but true, in many places. Don't know how true that is of Holland, though. Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Jul 2008, 02:15
Great shot, Ginnie.
While the middle section with the touristy stuff is nice, it is the sky at the top, and the pastoral slice at the bottom, that really appeals to me.
Ginnie Hart: Yup. I know what you mean, Ray! smile Thanks.
  • Rian
  • Alabama, US
  • 29 Jul 2008, 02:29
Aww.. when can that tourist be me? LOL! Nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Rian! smile If ever you come over, let me know! Thanks.
  • Rmi Ct
  • Qubec, Canada
  • 29 Jul 2008, 04:10
Charming scene!

Why theses water canal?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rémi. I will quote what Astrid wrote below: "The windmills are in use to pomp the water into these canals to get the land dry, I live 3 feet below sea level, the deepest polder is 8m/24 feet below sea level." The canals are necessary in Holland, otherwise there would be no Holland! grin
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2008, 04:31
I had to make this a likey, Ginnie. Your shot is so crisp and clear. Very lovely.
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, my dear! Thanks, Kay.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2008, 05:30
I must admit I'm surprised to see houses so close to the windmill. Somehow I had imagined it being out in the middle of nowhere. Silly me. Looks like a lovely community.
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes the windmills ARE in the middle of nowhere, Sherri, so your mind's image is right. In fact, maybe that's how they all were in the beginning? I don't know about that. But I have seen many in "real" towns that appear to be part of the "townscape"...because they actually ARE houses where people/millers live, you know! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Jul 2008, 05:37
Prachtige, ontzettend mooie foto, Nederland zoals het echt is.
This could be a view from my village, the way you show Holland makes me proud to live here.
Everything in this picture is so sharp, so well seen, thank you for sharing, mijn vriend.
@ Rémi, the windmills are in use to pomp the water into these canals to get the land dry,
I live 3 feet below sea level, the deepest polder is 8m/24 feet below sea level.
Ginnie Hart: I really do like how real they have made this village, Astrid, which is why I do not mind at all that it's a tourist trap. For those people who have only a couple of days in their lifetime to see Holland (instead of my many, lucky days!), I am very glad they can come see it here! Thanks for falling in love with your country through my eyes!
This is a very nice series on the Zaanse Schans. I like the clouds in your pics, it is so typically Dutch...
Ginnie Hart: The skies of Holland may be one of my most favorite things about your country, Gina. Add a windmill and I'm in heaven!
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 29 Jul 2008, 06:45
Gorgeous! I love clouds and the contrast in this shot, so nice.
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE the clouds of Holland, Arash. They're one of its best features, as far as I'm concerned! Thank you kindly.
tu trouves toujours des angles magnifiques! je crois que c'est ce qui fait ton génie, ginnie
Ginnie Hart: MAN! You sure know how to make my day, O-P. And I don't even know French! smile Merci.
You have known to compose a very pretty stamp. I like.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, José Angel! Thank you kindly.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Jul 2008, 08:36
Astrid is right: "Nederland zoals het echt is" en zoals ik zelf het ook al heb beleefd en gezien! De bomen mochten nu in juli diep groen zijn en de huisjes en de molentje half verbergen!
Oh sorry, but for me, Ginnie, you are already a half Dutch woman so that I have written my comment in Dutch, but I think I have not to translate...
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Philine! smile Ik ben zo trots to be half-Dutch! I just wish I could be MORE Dutch and understand as much as YOU! You honor me met jouw woorden., I can't learn fast enough, if that makes sense.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jul 2008, 09:14
It couldn't be anywhere else, could it? Such a peaceful, tranquil scene, beautifully lit.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: No, it couldn't, Ingrid. Absolutely nowhere else but here! Thanks.
Wot, no clogs? smile Lovely picture Ginne...even if it is for touristsgrin
Ginnie Hart: Well....truth be known, Bill, there's a lovely little clog-making shop in this "tourist trap," not far from this scene. grin
So really it is someone's idea of what a tourist thinks Holland is all about, Windmills and water. A pleasant scene though Ginnie even if not truly authentic. Nice sky as well.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Les, I have seen enough of Holland in the past 1.5 years that one would be hard-pressed to say for sure if this is "real" or "fake." That's how authentic this is! I love it. Thanks.
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2008, 09:54
Lovely photo Ginnie! Love the tones and the feeling i get from this image.

ps. how come your mood for all your photos are always grumpy? =P
Ginnie Hart: HA! You and Ade are on the same page about the Schmood, Brian. My understanding of the Red Schmood is that it means you are free to tell me whatever you want about the image, good or "bad." I can take it, in other words, especially if you have something constructive to say. In the beginning, when I first started with SC, I read that the Red Schmood is what we all should aim for...the highest level if critique?!
  • trotsky
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jul 2008, 09:58
it's a pretty scene, whoever it's for really!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Trotsky. My sentiment exactly. smile
Are you planning on becoming a Dutchperson, Ginnie. Astrid could lend you a pair of clogs and a white hat thingy. You will have to appreciate the colour oranje though.
Ginnie Hart: I think I already AM a Dutch-person, Chad! I think I lived here in a past life! Astrid is "lending" me her language, and that's a good start. smile Oh, and orange has always been one of my favorite colors, so that's easy! Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Jul 2008, 11:13
Zaanse schans is famous here, but it is also not Holland as we are nowadays
Ginnie Hart: Maybe that's why I like Zaanse Schans so much. I love the "old" look! Thanks, Chantal.
This is SOOOO DUTCH - it makes my head hurt Ginnie. Nice picture!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I've heard that before: "It feels so good, it hurts!" Wait. Do I mean "It hurts so good?" grin
Beautiful composition, this has Dutch written all over it. However, I would love to visit and take my time browsing. Love the country feeling you captured here, great shot.
Ginnie Hart: It's the very appealing Dutch side of Holland that is its timeless quality, John. Thanks.
Is this current? Why are there no leaves on the trees? I love the sky in this. It is many layered and lovely to imagine moving.
Ginnie Hart: I should have mentioned that this was taken back in March, Mary! I mentioned the timing at the beginning of the series but need to add it in the text here. Okay, I'll go do it now. Thanks.
  • FLOOG
  • The ample bosom of Mother Nature
  • 29 Jul 2008, 13:39
Loving all of it! A very picturesque scene
Ginnie Hart: This is precisely what I love about Holland, Paul! Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 29 Jul 2008, 14:01
Love the look of this place Ginnie, and you have captured the atmosphere brilliantly as usual.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe some day the Three Musketeers can go here together, Tracy. Or maybe we can at least go somewhere away from Amsterdam where it's more typically Dutch. You need to see more than just AMS! Thanks.
Lovely picture Ginnie, just how one imagines traditional Holland to be, even if there is an element of pretence about it.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Brian. They really did a good job of making this place authentic! Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Still Waiting for entry clearance
  • 29 Jul 2008, 14:05
Superb image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie.
I don't know what it is, but this whole series of shots just leaves me feeling happy, nostalgic and wistful for another time, long since lost to us. Sigh! Delightful.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe you lived here in a past life, Alex!! smile I think I did, for sure. Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2008, 15:42
That is a really pretty view. I like it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. It's my kind of treat! smile
  • don
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2008, 15:59
A idyllic village with looks so peaceful and inviting. I'd like to wonder around the grounds looking for pictures. I especially like the common white trim on the variety of houses.
Fine post!
Ginnie Hart: You would be in photographic heaven there, Don!!!
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2008, 16:29
Ah lovely landscape/////My dream is to live in somewhere like this Ginnie...but I live in New York City....Thanks to you all who post pictures like this. I visited Amsterdam and I look forward to visiting again......

Ada
Ps: Nice to meet you too Ginnie and I do smile a whole lot.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. I love the smiles, Ada. smile If ever you come back to Amsterdam, please let me know!!!
still loving your work gin
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart to say so, DrAW. Thank you kindly.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2008, 16:59
A Dutch painter's image.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ruth, and a photographer's heaven! Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 29 Jul 2008, 17:21
Ginnie, great mood an this one, and yes it's typical dutch ;-)
Ginnie Hart: I think I lived there in a past life, Klaus! smile Thanks.
Quintessentially Dutch indeed!
Lovely photograph smile
Ginnie Hart: I love it there, Pat! Thanks.
Want to very much it seems could to the Netherlands and could photograph KINCIR ANGIN (windmill). Nice atmosphere, Ginnie. At first had the small ditch divided the garden and in placed in the composition diagonal. Hmm so beautiful. Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: You are so sweet, Bram. Thanks.

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