Tall Ship Rolled Up for the Night

I begin at the end.  The full moon peeked out from behind the heavy clouds for just a minute or two. The tall ships had their sails rolled up all day.  They were parked in Den Helder, The Netherlands for the Sail 2013 Tall Ships Festival.

After a long, exhausting day, mother nature winked goodnight.

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Quintessential Den Haag

The Hague (Den Haag in The Netherlands) is a city known for it’s International Court of Justice. It is the seat of the Dutch government. This building has been the location for the Dutch Parliment since 1446.

Against this impressive backdrop, a woman rides home on her bicycle, carrying her groceries in bags attached to her bike. The Dutch use bicycles vastly more than any other country I have visited.  There are whole separate roads for bicycles next to many of the main roads.  Also, the country being almost completely flat makes it easier for the entire culture to adopt bikes as their primary means of transport.

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The Rijksmuseum Library, Amsterdam

This beautiful library looks like something out of Harry Potter.  Thousands of books are only accessible by elaborately decorated winding staircases.  It’s found in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  How long could you get lost in these books?

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