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Some of you may know or have noticed I have a kind of project to visit interesting Dutch cities, for fun and photography.

Last Friday the weather was again unusually warm and sunny, I guess we have to "thank" climate change for that.

For me a reason to visit another city on my list. If possible I do this by public transport, mostly by train.

This time my goal was the small city of Schiedam, right next to Rotterdam.

Schiedam turned out to have some beautiful (lovingly restored) canals, distilleries and warehouses and is famous for it's centuries of jenever ("Dutch gin") production.

For this purpose the world's highest windmills were built. This because they were located in the city so to catch enough wind they needed to be very high.

 

This series all shot with an Olympus E-M10II + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8

 

1. Appelmarktbrug/Apple Market Bridge

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2. Havenkerk/Harbour Church)

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3. Lange Haven/Long Harbour

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4. Jenevermuseum

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5. Wijnpakhuis/Wine Depot "Zeeland"

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6. Chocolaterie "De Bonte Koe"

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7. Uitzicht/View from panorama platform of windmill "De Walvisch"

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8. Windmolen/Windmill "De Drie Koornbloemen"

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9. Windmolen/Windmill "De Kameel"

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10. It's that Peugeot 203 again! 

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Architectures here that are unfamiliar to my antipodean eyes. 

 

No.5 strilkes a resonance with me as an ex-Kiwi, with New Zealand having been named by the Dutch captain and mariner Abel Tasman.

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Good stuff, Luc. :) Nice to see all these places you're visiting. 

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Great photos Luc, As usual I might add!

 

Just noticed the group of people in number 2, was it something she said?¬†ūü§ó

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6 hours ago, Hugh_3170 said:

Architectures here that are unfamiliar to my antipodean eyes. 

 

No.5 strilkes a resonance with me as an ex-Kiwi, with New Zealand having been named by the Dutch captain and mariner Abel Tasman.

 

That's one of the benefits of the www, being able to share images with people around the globe. I do hope Abel Tasman and his crew has a good reputation with the people of New Zealand.

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1 hour ago, Dallas said:

Good stuff, Luc. :) Nice to see all these places you're visiting. 

 

Thanks Dallas. I like to share these here so people get and idea there's much more to Holland than Amsterdam, drugs and clogs¬†ūüôĄ. In fact, just today the Dutch government launched a campaign to promote tourists (both national and international) to visit lesser known, interesting places in Holland as places like Amsterdam, Keukenhof, Volendam¬†and Giethoorn¬†suffer a lot from too many visitors.¬†

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2 hours ago, Mike G said:

Great photos Luc, As usual I might add!

 

Just noticed the group of people in number 2, was it something she said?¬†ūü§ó

 

Thanks Mike! ūüėĀ¬†That was a group of house painters¬†having a coffee break. It is a funny sight indeed and adds a little extra to the image, glad you noticed!

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Tasman had a reputation for running a very tight ship.  The sea between Australia and New Zealand is named after him, as is an NZ Mountain, and a natrional park.  IIRC, there is also a stamp depicting his ship.

 

 

7 hours ago, Hugh_3170 said:

Architectures here that are unfamiliar to my antipodean eyes. 

 

No.5 strilkes a resonance with me as an ex-Kiwi, with New Zealand having been named by the Dutch captain and mariner Abel Tasman.

 

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4 hours ago, Luc de Schepper said:

 

Thanks Mike! ūüėĀ¬†That was a group of house painters¬†having a coffee break. It is a funny sight indeed and adds a little extra to the image, glad you noticed!

I like details like that because I love to weave little stories into the scenes with people in them. It takes very little to amuse me.¬†ūüėä

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