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Old vs. New


Make new friends but keep the old!
(at Zaanse Schans outside of Amsterdam, Holland.)

[Today I fly home to Atlanta from Amsterdam.]

Old vs. New


Make new friends but keep the old!
(at Zaanse Schans outside of Amsterdam, Holland.)

[Today I fly home to Atlanta from Amsterdam.]

comments (39)

  • Red Pen
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2008, 00:28
That's a welcome splash of modernity and color amid all the earth tones.
Ginnie Hart: That's what I thought, Red Pen. So old...and so new! Thanks.
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2008, 00:31
Lovely scenery...beautiful clouds, windmills, colors...nuff said!
Ginnie Hart: From the airport lounge...I have a big smile on my face. Thanks, Ada.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 30 Jul 2008, 00:33
Wonderful splash of green, lovely composition.
Ginnie Hart: I just had to show the context for the green from the other day, Aussie. smile Thanks.
Nice catch Ginnie. There must be loads of windmills in Amsterdam, and yes make new but keep the old, after weeding out the not so trust worthy though.
Ginnie Hart: The old must remain, Sesan, some of them, but sometimes the new breathe new life into us...like this green windmill. They, too, deserve to be paid attention to!! Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2008, 01:32
Very clever title. New friends are silver..but old - are gold. I think I like the old windmills better!!!
Ginnie Hart: I will almost always like the old windmills better, Marcie. But then a new, colorful one comes along and you have to pay attention. It's like a wake-up call! Thanks.
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 30 Jul 2008, 01:41
Why so many? Do they pump water or for visual purposes.
Ginnie Hart: The more windmills, Brian, the more water. It's as simple as that! smile (Well, at least I think so!)
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Jul 2008, 02:20
This is a beautiful postcard, Ginnie. Beautifully done. So kind of the authorities to turn on the cloud machine for you, too.
Ginnie Hart: That cloud machine is my treasure, Ray. It is a Dutch hallmark, for sure. Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2008, 02:29
When viewed with the others, the vivid green seems out of place. I like that gate on the pier.
Ginnie Hart: Do such friends surprise us like this, Sherri? They seem to come in out of the blue! Let's walk through that gate....
  • Martie
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2008, 02:51
Beautiful! Love the greens in this one. Safe journey!
Ginnie Hart: That green makes my day, Martie. Thanks.
Another beautiful windmill shot!

They are alway nice subject.
Ginnie Hart: I never, ever tire of them, Remi. Never.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Jul 2008, 05:22
Geweldig gave foto, die luchten, dat water, die kleuren.
Ginnie, this is a likey to me,
the sky, water, colours, breath taking, this is what Holland looks like.
True words spoken, along our journey in life we make new friends, but never forget the 'old' ones.
Ray knows how it works in Holland....we have a large cloud-machine, evry once in a while I use it too tonguetonguetongue
Safe travels mijn vriend, tot gauw ziens.
Ginnie Hart: The new friends often surprise us, the older we get! They tell us we're never too old! And yes, Ray knows that this is what I love about Holland...the cloud machines that never stop! grin
  • FLOOG
  • The ample bosom of Mother Nature
  • 30 Jul 2008, 05:42
Love the character in the wooden jetty, and the long grass.

Wonderful
Ginnie Hart: I never tire of these scenes, Paul! Thanks.
Holland is a very funny looking place Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: And I REALLY LOVE "funny," Chris! grin
Careful Ginnie, you might overdose on windmillstongue Lovely picture. One for a calender
Ginnie Hart: Guilty as charged, Bill. I am drunk with windmills!! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Jul 2008, 07:37
I completely agree with Astrid's words- een fabelachtig mooi plekje en een prachtige foto- I especially love the always changing, often dramatic clouds, de wolkenluchten (one of my favourite Dutch words) or the 'Dutch mountains', water and sky do play the main parts in this country indeed as your pic can show again.
Your title-saying is very wise, I totally agree, and the elder you are the more you appreciate your old true friends, but what for a happiness, to meet a new one too! A safe flight!
Ginnie Hart: You and I are of the same age, Philine, so we know these things! I love it! Thank you ever so much.
  • ceanothe
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2008, 07:54
Vraiment une superbe photo, parfaite dans les couleurs et le cadrage !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Ceanothe. Your words are very kind.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 30 Jul 2008, 07:56
Never a truer word said Ginniesmile
Great shot and well composed.
The tones are just stunning.LOL at Ray and the cloud machine. The water looks a bit choppy so I hope you did not get wetwink
Safe flight back to Atlanta mijn vriend.
Ginnie Hart: Did not get wet at all, mijn vried, but that day we did get some wet snow at different times, in between the sun shining. Spectacular Dutch weather, you know. smile Thank you!
I prefer the old ones, Ginnie. Safe journey home to Atlanta.
Ginnie Hart: I usually do, too, Chad, but I've had some new ones lately that have been pretty darn-tootin' good. Oh. I mean friends! smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 30 Jul 2008, 09:42
They look the same just different colour.this is a must place to visit next year.
Ginnie Hart: You will love it, Vintage. Let us know when you're coming! smile Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Jul 2008, 10:17
The green one is saying 'look at me!' but the old ones in the background know that it will look like the rest of them eventually! Wonderful clarity in this scene, Ginnie - you can almost feel the wind whipping through your hair as you take in deep gulps of fresh air.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Ingrid. Exactly!
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Jul 2008, 11:25
It is also typical Dutch weather I see
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Chantal. We even had wet snow several times that morning before the sun came out.
  • navin
  • India
  • 30 Jul 2008, 13:00
Nice shot. Looks like a nice place
Ginnie Hart: It's better than nice, Navin. smile Thanks.
  • mary
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2008, 13:48
Wow, love that pale green amidst the darker windmills. Great sky, too!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Mary. The new midst the old! smile Thanks.
The green really stands out, but then there is plenty of detail in the background once you have looked around. Well captured Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I do love the details, Les! Thanks.
Just an amazing place you captured in this whole series, Ginnie. Certainly you caught the mood and spirit of the place. Wonderful. smile
Ginnie Hart: It's a total delight to the eyes, Alex. You would have a heyday there. smile Thanks.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2008, 14:51
Excellent stormy light, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Martin. That's what Holland is all about. smile Thanks.
  • don
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2008, 15:44
Another gorgeous image. I like the pristine quality of the picture. Lovely scenery to capture. Your series here has been outstanding. I've enjoyed each one very much.
Ginnie Hart: You are a sweetheart to say this, Don. It means a lot to me. Thank you.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 30 Jul 2008, 15:55
Ginnie, terrific ... first of all i like the great sky, very well done!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Klaus, as always.
  • K.B
  • Sweden
  • 30 Jul 2008, 16:27
Beautiful windmills in a beautiful landscape
Ginnie Hart: You would love them, KB, in person! smile Thanks.
This is a lovely picture Ginnie. How is that "honorary Dutch citizenship" thing coming along? They ought to hand you a dutch passport any day now smile

Lovely capture.
Ginnie Hart: I would be SO honored to become an honorary Dutch citizen, Kunle. smile A true honor indeed. I think I maybe lived there in a past life!
An amazing shot Ginnie, this looks my kind of place. I read Astrids comment, you are doing her home country proud with this series.
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE LOVE LOVE Astrid's country and will always try to do it proud. Thanks for the compliment, Brian!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Jul 2008, 00:03
Excellent. I can also see your windmills of the other day. I like the comparative composition.
Ginnie Hart: The comparison is very start, Louis. It amazed me! Thanks.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 31 Jul 2008, 03:25
Well fitting caption to this wonderful picture, Ginnie. I like the angle of view here too. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear friend.
That was new his green colour was clearer. Whether that was old previously war him also hujau, Ginnie? Hmmm... must like to be able to sit while drinking copy at the edge of water. Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: It was quite amazing to see the difference between the old and new here, Bram. I loved seeing it. Thanks.
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 31 Jul 2008, 11:41
Awesome view of the clouds. I can almost the wind from here smile
Ginnie Hart: I know, Thomas. This is one of the things I love most about Holland. Thanks.
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 31 Jul 2008, 15:46
Ahhh..the good old Netherlands (Well technically Holland). Weather seems to be cooperating with you, I can see some blue sky. Wish I could have had some those days whenI was there.

Nice composition,BTW. Like the bright windmill in the front while the rest of windmills are fading away (in color of course)..
Ginnie Hart: That particular day in March, Richa, we even got some wet snow off-n-on all morning! We were lucky we got any blue sky at all. But that's Holland for you. smile Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden SWE
  • 2 Aug 2008, 10:54
Great picture I love the bright green as a contrast to the beige and brown tone of the picture.

Have a nice weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting again, Frida!
This is truth that you say on the friendly. As far as the photoÂ… it would not know that mill would prefer! I like this photo, the sky is very showy!
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes we just have to pick both, Jose Angel! smile Gracias!
  • rima
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Aug 2008, 18:27
bonsoir ,que c'est beau ces moulins..bonne soirée
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Rima! Merci.

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