I did get a chance to wander the streets of The Hague a bit. Things closed down pretty quickly. It was clear that in The Netherlands, people didn’t go out shopping after dinner. I get the impression they are thrify. But…
Dutch people can be stylish too!
Stylish Dutch Bike and more photo prints are available at brian.artistwebsites.com
The Binnenhof building in The Netherlands lights up as the sun goes down. They just don’t make them like this anymore.
Binnenhof Evening and more photo prints are available at BriansArt.com
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.
Rolled Up and more photographic prints are available at BriansArt.com
I decided to trek out before the morning light. It was quiet and wet in the morning. Even the farm animals were still sleeping.
With the sun coming up behind thick clouds, a windmill sits silently waiting for the winds to come.
Windmill at Dawn and more photo prints are available at brian.artistwebsites.com
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.
Den Haag and more photographic prints are available at brian.artistwebsites.com
Over two weeks in The Netherlands, we kept coming back to Amsterdam Centraal railway station. The station was busy and took some time to figure out the first time going through. But, the trains were an efficient and cost effective way to get around.
Amsterdam Centraal railway station and more photo prints are available at brian.artistwebsites.com.
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?
The Rijksmuseum Library and more photographic prints can be found at brian.artistwebsites.com
We just got back from another trip. Can you guess where it was? Here’s your hint…
In what country would this be considered “mass transit” ?
This is the Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Queen stays here for a week in the summers. It’s a pretty palace with lots of old history. Visitors get a nice audio tour that mostly kept the little ones entertained (no inside pictures allowed).
Holyrood Palace and more photo prints are available at brian.artistwebsites.com
Scotland is the only place I can remember where the floor of the deep forest will be covered with grass and moss. It’s often quite wet here.
Carpeted Forest and more photo prints are available at Brian.artistwebsites.com