Temptation comes to a screeching halt when the price is noted. (Or how Las Vegas pays the electricity bill)
Since I have watched it every day for a week I thought I might as well
Reblog it! Such tremendous visual impact and talent from
Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Hill.
Originally posted on Exploratorius:
Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder !
Above bridge is cropped and straightened for another perspective of the perspective : )
Original outside Schiphol Airport Amsterdam
One of the things I enjoyed the most about my trip to the Nederlands was the simple ceremony that was coffee. At each place that we visited, there was a special touch. Predetermined to make this simple creature comfort more special. It reminded me of Veronica and her lovely afternoon teas and the delightful china. I was amazed each time how the act of a brewed coffee seemed so special and included Whipped cream, a dash of sweet liquor, special sugar and even a cookie.
This tactile gallery makes me smile and I can smell it still.
On our second day we planned a hike to Well to walk around the lakes and have a meal at a wonderful cafe called De Huiskamer. This little cafe exuded so much charm and personality. It was clear that the owner and his wife took great pride in the food and decor. The total cost was 17.50 EU and this included a snack of coffee and strudel before hiking, and an entire meal afterwards.
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I was graciously extended an invitation to visit the home of my new love in Horst, Netherlands. I had not been to Holland as it used to be called, since I was 14. It far exceeded my memories on all levels. The town of Horst is immaculate, and most of the buildings are made of brick which I love. The style of the town and the landscaping is very distinctive, at least to me. I could see myself living here very easily. The pace is slow and the people are wonderful even as I stumbled through my contact attempts to speak Dutch. This is a HARD language. Below is my first view of the coast !
Upon arrival and a two hour ride from Schiphol we arrived in the absolutely beautiful village of Horst. I was so enamored by the style of this village.Perhaps it is the symmetry which rules my brain but I loved it!
We took a long walk into the nearby countryside and I was struck by the way they have formed the trees in a very neat and rigid pattern that I can only imagine how good they look in bloom. Here in the US we have many topiary bushes and also the traditional Espalier formation but nothing like these. We looked online for a long time to find the name of these trees and forms to no avail.
Slightly outside the town is the windmill and farms and such peace!
Following our stroll in the country ( the weather was 10 Celius!! ) We went into the Village and viewed a few more homes and a lovely shop that sold some very unique items, gems, stones and crafts. I love the fact that the Dutch incorporate pieces of natural wood, seeds, pods and ferns into many creations.
I found the most creative and meticulous home , almost like a fairy tale. You know I could see myself living in this town with my love Godfried !
Such a lovely place and I found warmth and love!The Nederlands - Number one in a series I was graciously extended an invitation to visit the home of my new love in Horst, Netherlands.
This word has a sad meaning, such as leaving someone at the Airport as you walk away, so I searched for something on the lighter side of life!
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