Sunday, December 4, 2011

Out of the Jurisdiction: Kinderdijk

Nineteen windmills at Kinderdijk ("Children's Dike") comprise a Unesco World Heritage Site.  The Netherlands would have returned to the sea without the invention of windmills to pump water from the developed areas, up to the rivers and on to the sea.  These days, steam and diesel machines do the work, but the windmills remain.

I return late today.  New photos from Hartford should begin on Tuesday, though I will no doubt sprinkle in occasional photos from the trip.

19 comments:

Cildemer said...

Wonderful composition! Love the mills in the background!
Thanks for sharing, Jack;o)

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brattcat said...

this is simply gorgeous. i would love to see more from this journey you've taken.

Kate said...

Continue the sprinkle, esp. if you post this kind of photo...splendid!

Luis Gomez said...

Gorgeous shot Jack. Absolutely beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture and wonderful composition, Jack! I love the windmills! Hope you're enjoying your trip!

Sylvia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The windmills on the horizon have the quality of a Dutch landscape painting.

I never knew that the windmills were for the purpose of water management.

Farmchick said...

A very iconic shot of this area. I am enjoying pics from the trip!

Sharon said...

Beautiful photo! I love the misty look and the silhouettes of the windmills.

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

What a lovely shot, Jack!

Malyss said...

A picture that says everything about Holland!a real beauty, you were inspired!

RedPat said...

It looks so romantic! Wonderful.

Regina K said...

Extremely well captured Jack. The windmills in the mist lead me to think this was a morning shot.

Randy said...

What an amazing scene.

sheila lynch said...

nice journey, it is amazing what humans will do! very nice photo, safe journey home.

cieldequimper said...

Now this would have been a place for Vermeer.

I'm back too from Germany, I wonder when I'll have time to go out shoot new stuff!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a fabulous shot Jack, the composition is magic!!

Gunn said...

I add my name on the list of people who like your phohotograph!

Lovely image from a lovely place.

Dawn said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love this scene....well taken Jack!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

That would be a sight to behold...