Friday, April 26, 2013

Out of the Jurisdiction: Kinderdijk

Kinderdijk -- or the Children's Dike -- is a village in the Netherlands that has nineteen windmills that once were used to drain the water from the low land into the adjacent canals.  It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.  The windmills are all in operable condition and are available as backups, but today most of the pumping is done by diesel-operated turbines.

This photo was taken at sunrise on a VERY cold morning in early April.


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33 comments:

Dianne said...

Fantastic Jack .... beautiful soft morning colours.

LOLfromPasa said...

Beautiful tones here, Jack. Enjoying this collection of holiday photos. Lovely part of the world.

Ed said...

Great reflection, Jack. Early morning light provides some very nice colors as well. "Very cold" seems to be the description of April weather just about everywhere this year. At least things are starting to bloom around here.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow this picture is magnificent!Brilliant shot, Jack!
I love so much the reflections!
Have a nice weekend,
Léia

Sharon said...

I'm glad you braved the cold weather to get this beautiful shot.

Sylvia K said...

A fantastic capture/reflection of a glorious pink world, Jack! Thanks for sharing the beauty!!

'Tsuki said...

That is such a lovely composition, with the boat and the mills in the sunset colors... It looks very quiet, too.

Malyss said...

Even without a word, it HAD to be in Holland!What a lovely picture!

Taken For Granted said...

Jack, the light is terrific even if you were cold. Love the reflection of the boat in the water.

James said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! Great shot Jack!

William Kendall said...

I have heard of this place. Gorgeous pic, Jack!

Carol L McKenna said...

Ah! The sea is such a treasure ~ Great shot!

Rajesh said...

Wow! great reflection of boat in the water.

RedPat said...

Fabulous pic Jack! Too bad it was so cold for your trip especially since you have lost your winter hardiness from being in Florida for the season.

Valerie said...

A fabulous capture Jack - the results of your brave early morning sortie were surely worth risking frostbite!

Michelle said...

Really a fantastic capture. The pink tones are stunning!

Randy said...

Nice reflection.

Sharon said...

Your comment on my site made me chuckle. I don't like that sculpture either!

s.c said...

Lovely shot Jake. When I only saw the thumbnail I thought what does a dutch windmill here, but now I know, it is in Holland. Well done.

Karl Demetz said...

Fantastic shot, Jack!

Chrissy Brand said...

Delightful light -wish I was there!

Halcyon said...

This is beautiful, Jack!

VP said...

I have been there a long time ago, but I guess it hasn't changed much in this time...

Virginia said...

OH I'm playing catch up here Jack. This is lovely with that pink sky and the windmill in silhouette.
V

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh la! Such pretty colours Jack, and very nice reflections. Am loving your holiday shots.

JM said...

You surely made justice to the wonderful atmosphere. Fantastic capture, Jack!

Suzanne said...

The pinkish sky is so lovely, it really speaks to early morning light.

Hilda said...

Love the delicate colors of the sky!

Stefan Jansson said...

Very nice. Cold mornings can be beautiful.

Gunn said...

So pretty!


We have direct flights to AMSTERDAM.
So perhaps it is about time to take a trip there.

Shirley said...

Pristine and pretty.

CaT said...

well thats pretty!
yes, when we were in the netherlands in november it was also very cold. much colder than here in boston!!

Nathalie Beaumes said...

It doesn't get much more Dutch than this, doesn't ? Lovely shot.