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Walking the Beach

 

Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us....

--Loren Eiseley

 

At the Scheveningen Pier, Holland, on 21 January.

 

Today is my turn again at Vision & Verb, talking about Virtual Realities.

 


Walking the Beach

 

Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us....

--Loren Eiseley

 

At the Scheveningen Pier, Holland, on 21 January.

 

Today is my turn again at Vision & Verb, talking about Virtual Realities.

 


comments (54)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 7 Feb 2011, 00:40
Good capture Ginnie,they must get big tides there by the hight of the pylons
Ginnie Hart: I'd love to be there to see a storm with high waves, Vintage. That would be soulful! Thanks.
  • Ken
  • United States
  • 7 Feb 2011, 00:40
Step in time. Great, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love that, Ken. Thanks.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 7 Feb 2011, 01:15
Cool structure in the background.

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Ginnie Hart: It's a famous pier for all those who've been to The Haugue, Paule. It was my first time to see it. Thanks.
not a better place to walk
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Derek, especially when the sun's not shining (that means I can walk longer)!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Feb 2011, 02:12
Walking, with mind disengaged, can be a wonderful thing...wherever you are.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Ray. Some of us have it down pat. smile
Sweet processing. It looks like a photo of love.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Michael. I think this whole beach is a place of/for love.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Feb 2011, 04:41
Walking the beach is soulful to me/us.
It is almost as if the wind blows away all the small problems.
To me the best place to be, no matter what time of the year it is.
Great picture, you can tell the time/salt water took away some of the beauty of the Scheveningse Pier.
Ginnie Hart: Let's walk every beach we get close to, MLMA. We both love the sounds of the sea...and the beachcombing. I'll never forget this one. Bedankt!
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 7 Feb 2011, 05:34
Looks like a lovely place for a stroll Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: It is and it was, Kala. I'll never forget the place. Thanks.
"A little piece of paradise against a small corner of umbrella!" But it is an amazing structure to hide the vastness and beauty of a beach! Ginnie good day
Ginnie Hart: It's a memorable place, Mathilde. I'll never forget it. Merci.
romantic situation captured Ginnie, perfect for me in this quiet atmosphere
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Fabrizio. Grazie.
how does one know an urge is ancient? lolol beautiful picture, goes with the beautiful quote
Ginnie Hart: When the urge feels like it's from a past life, Elaine, you know it's ancient. grin I often ponder the connection between our earth and our bodies both having 70% water!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Feb 2011, 07:58
This looks like paradise compared to Weston Super Mare Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think in this case I would agree, Chris. grin
The pier looks a bit like one of our motorway service areas
Ginnie Hart: In that case, Bill, I'm guessing you get lots of tourists. grin
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Feb 2011, 08:23
What a shame I missed you girls on 'my' beach. Good thing though you weren't here this weekend! You would've been sandblasted.
Ginnie Hart: We thought of you so many times, Scarlet, but decided not to say anything because it was a Friday workday. Then we found out about the student demonstration and totally changed our plans at the last minute...NOT to be in Den Haag. Next time, when we can photo-hunt the city, we will surely let you know we're coming!

We were in NE Holland this past Friday and Saturday with gale-force winds that almost blew me off my feet. I can just imagine what the seaside must have been like!
Very good captured Ginnie, perfect!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 7 Feb 2011, 09:19
Yes, I recognized the Pier inmmediately
Ginnie Hart: Now that I know what it looks like, Chantal, I'll always recognize it, for sure!
Oh dear..where's the sunshine Ginnie. That does look a grand pier.
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, Ron, it was a glorious day without the sun. We had only a few drops of rain and that was it. I can be outside forever if the sun isn't shining, which I love because of my fair skin. It was cold but wonderful. Thanks.
Beautiful embellish with images Ginnie, but he makes more beautiful in my southwest, the beach in umbrella, yuk, kisses kisses, good day...
Ginnie Hart: HA! We'd much rather have the sun at the beach, I know, but it was a wonderful day nonethless. smile Merci, Pierrot.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Feb 2011, 09:50
Walking the beach - an urge indeed. I walked the beach in Namibia in a strong wind - that is even better. Walking a stormy beach.
Ginnie Hart: The winds were incredible this past weekend in the Groningen neck of the woods, Louis. There were times I had to brace myself so I wouldn't fall over while taking pictures. grin I LOVE the wind. And we both love walking the beach. Thanks and welcome back!
Well it looks like a cross between WSM and Blackpool Ginnie, neither has much sunshine at the moment so you could take long walks there also.You really need to visit the southcoast of England, there are some fantastic beaches on that coast line.
Ginnie Hart: One day I would like to walk the south coast of England, Mick. That's on my bucket list, for sure. smile Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Feb 2011, 10:09
Love the way their strides are in tandem - that's togetherness for you. Great picture.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Ingrid. There weren't many of us on the beach that day, so it was fun to catch the few who were there. Thank you.
It is a lovely capture Ginnie of two people sharing their love with each other and sharing an umbrella. That must be true love!
Ginnie Hart: It's so cozy sharing an umbrella, Laurette. I agree! smile True love is what we all want and need. We're lucky if/when we have it! Thanks.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 7 Feb 2011, 10:35
The Rolling Stones could have written - Walking the beach - as a follow up to - Walking the dog. They could have combined them into one song - Walking the dog on the beach.
Ginnie Hart: And in that case, Chad, I should have put up the image of the couple walking their dog. grin I love it.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Feb 2011, 10:42
I love walking the sandy beach at rough weather times, the wind and the melody of the sea in my ears- but I prefer the unblocked outlook to have this feel of infinite freedom...- Astrid is right, all small problems will be blown away...- I like the couple walking in the same rhythm- they could be you both!
Fine words in your V&V- tribute!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine, an unobstructed view is even better while at the sea. When I was a student, I sometimes went to the seaside (Lake Michigan) and wrapped up in a quilt in the fall weather, just to 'absorb' the entire experience. All my problems were blow away in the wind! Speaking of wind, we had enough of it to last a lifetime over the weekend in NE Holland. smile Hartstikke bedankt.
Love is.. sharing an umbrella in the damp weather arm in arm.smile
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Linda. So right. smile Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 7 Feb 2011, 11:30
Looks like a nice place to take a walk. I see they are synchronized smile
Ginnie Hart: It was a wonderful place to walk, Frida, especially since it wasn't high tourist season! smile
  • didier
  • france
  • 7 Feb 2011, 12:03
impressionnante structure sur pilotis !
le couple a l'air bien petit !!smile
Ginnie Hart: It was very fun to see, Didier. Merci.
Not quite the same as a pier at the English seaside.
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing not, Brian. I wonder how it compares to other piers in Holland?!
They look like they are in their own little bubble. An impressive looking pier Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It was such a memorable time, Janet...all of it. Thanks.
Great shot - fascinating architecture, and I love the way the two are in step.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, JP. The whole thing was fun to see.
Looks a bit of a grey day, more pleasant there in the Summer if I recall
Ginnie Hart: Maybe more pleasant, Martin, but also more tourists. I'm more for this kind of weather, to be honest, since I can't take too much sun.
A fabulous capture Ginnie and words that are haunting...! Lovely post!
Ginnie Hart: I've decided it's the 70% water thing in each of us, Pavan! smile Thank you kindly.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 7 Feb 2011, 15:48
Nothing like a quiet walk with the one you love.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Rob. Thanks.
Nice capture, it's funny how concrete does not somehow feel right for piers, bring back Iron.
Ginnie Hart: I guess you're right, John, but I have no clue. As long as it's strong, right?! Thanks.
  • Krunal
  • India
  • 7 Feb 2011, 19:01
lovely capture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Krunal.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 7 Feb 2011, 19:23
Nice shot and quote!
Today the wind is too hard for a beachwalk.
I'm curious where you have been while I was in Noord-Holland. Did you see nice places?
Ginnie Hart: WIND? OMG, Fokkio. Astrid said we had level 8 winds our entire time in NE Holland. There were times I had to wait to take pictures because even with my stabilizer I couldn't hold still. But I loved it so much and accepted it as part of our anniversary gift.

We drove north from Gorinchem through Flevoland Province to Lemmer and Sneek in Friesland...and then to our B&B in Onderdendam. The next day we continued on to Delfzijl (looking across the sea to Germany) and then down to Assen, stopping at a couple of cities along the way, all on the back roads. Then we headed home on the freeways, arriving back home before 6 p.m. It was a wonderful two days away. I'll never forget it. We often thought of you and said that another time we'll spend more time in Drenthe. Maybe then we can meet you. That would be nice. Thanks for asking. smile
Crazy looking pier!
Ginnie Hart: It was quite splendid, Tom, on both levels. smile
Is that pier in use, or has it been abandoned. It looks interesting. Glad you had such a wonderful day there on the beach.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Sheila. When we were there only a couple stores were open because it wasn't tourist season. As it gets warmer, that place will be swimming with people. smile Thanks.
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 7 Feb 2011, 21:17
Wow so many structures on this beach! Seems overwhelming.
Ginnie Hart: When you stand back enough, Andy, it's quite beautiful. smile Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 7 Feb 2011, 21:40
A lovely walkking!
Ginnie Hart: It was just what the doctor ordered, Oscar! smile Gracias.
nice compositions and lovely tones
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ayush.
A very civilised looking pier. Ours are all open decked and wind and rain swept.
Ginnie Hart: It's actually a delight to walk this, Graeme. It even has two levels, one where the shops are (covered) and then the open deck above.
Wonderful contrast between man and nature, the simple and the complex, the warmth of human companionship and the coldness of architecture. A remarkabley layered image Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Your comment is lovely, Doug, and well-articulated. Thank you kindly!
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 8 Feb 2011, 01:42
Very classic!

I'm back from my walk on the beach!
Ginnie Hart: It's a beautiful pier, Maria, definitely. And...welcome back!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 8 Feb 2011, 02:05
those are some unique structures on the beach.. smile very nice candid shot..
Ginnie Hart: I saw an image of this pier from the sky the other day and thought it looked incredible from that POV. Thanks, Rian:
http://www.google.com/images?num=10&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=yBN&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&channel=s&q=scheveningen+pier&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1680&bih=835
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 8 Feb 2011, 03:45
Beautiful Ginnie and great treatment ....and you have me trying to read your background againgrin....it is fine penmanship though....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'll think of that every time I use the texture from now on, Peter. smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 8 Feb 2011, 04:18
So perfectly in step. An extraordinary moment you've preserved.
Ginnie Hart: It was a most memorable day, Sherri...the day I picked up my 5-year residence permit. smile Thanks.
Un couple fusionnel. Et vu d'ici, leur marche et leur corps ne font qu'un... Le parapluie les protège. Rien de peut les arrêter!
Ginnie Hart: That's beautiful, Olivier. Merci!
Great capture, excellent color and great composition! Best regards, Andrei!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Andrei.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 8 Feb 2011, 13:49
Wow! Beautiful capture full of mood. Love that big structure!
Ginnie Hart: It's a magnificent pier, Sil. smile Grazie.
You've given this 'walk on the beach' the perfect tone, Ginnie. Love the capture of the arm around the waist and the step in unison.

Intriguing V&V post today. Luckily, the meet-ups you've had, by in large, seem to have been very successful, Ginnie, and you've made many true friends as a result; one of the positive aspects of the Internet.
Ginnie Hart: When two people can be in-step like that, life takes on a whole new meaning. Thanks, Beverly. And special thanks for reading my V&V.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 8 Feb 2011, 19:42
Are you still on the beach at the Ginnie....it is tomorrow already and that is in Canadagrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! No, Peter. We left the beach many days ago. grin
  • grapf
  • Germany
  • 10 Feb 2011, 08:57
really outstanding building, this pier!
How must it feel, when the storm is coming...!
Ginnie Hart: I would love to be there midst a bombastic storm, Grapf. : Thanks for the thought.
Ginnie, I like the way the pier embraces the walking couple. You might be interested in my post tomorrow smile
Ginnie Hart: I am so glad you alerted me to your post, Pamela. As you see, I had a lot to say about it. smile Thank you.

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