Wednesday, June 23, 2010


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.


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

  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

  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.

  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).

  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!

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



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

  7. Downtown Indy: Nice job on the color.


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