Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Haarlem

Today's picture was taken in the late 1800's, and shows a picture of a windmill near the water at Haarlem, in the Netherlands. Looking at this picture reminds me of how many interesting things I saw when I visited the Netherlands. One thing I remember is that almost everyone rode a bicycle. You would see more bicycles than cars there.

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  1. Side note: New York's Harlem community was originally a Dutch enclave.

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  2. At the price of gas in Holland, riding bikes was very reasonable thing to do.
    It almost looks like that bridge would open up to allow boat traffic

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  3. I am a firm believer in the educative power of travel. I am very grateful for the sights and experiences I've been able to enjoy abroad.

    I wonder how different today's Netherlands would seem to you. There are still a whole lot of bikes; I have a picture I took at Centraal Station in Amsterdam of rows and rows of bike-filled stands as far as the eye could see.

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  4. This is something I like to see. I'm from the Netherlands, and I follow your blog. I especially like the contest day. Unfortunately, I can't participate in the contests because of the difference in time...

    The bike is still the number one means of transit, Flartus. (But you've said that already).

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  5. I'm a bike rider for the summer! It's a great mode of transportation! Saves on gas, eats up calories, and it's so refreshing!

    Love the picture!

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  6. I did a simple color-correction on the windmills.

    holland-windmill.kpg

    holland.jpg

    Really surprised me - there was a lot of color information hidden in them.

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  7. Downtown Indy: Nice job on the color.

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