Tag: beautiful

Frozen beauty

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The New Year’s Eve has seen a light frost of -2 °C in the total absence of snow. The green grass got beautifully powdered with rime.

The whitened trees alongside the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal (Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal), which passes next to Houten, became simply magnificent:

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Belgium. Ghent ‣ Part 2. Night

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Ghent inhabitants are very proud of the fact that their city once (in 2004) won the City-People-Light Award and received three stars from the Michelin guide for its lighting. January next year there will be a regular Light Festival in Ghent (held once in three years). In the meantime I’ll show you the night city as of January 2014.

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Belgium. Ghent ‣ Part 1. Day

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It’s easy to find beautiful places here in Europe, outside of the desert, even in our damp winter. We stumbled upon a good accommodation offer in Ghent, one of the prettiest Belgian cities. I’ve been in Ghent before, but only short time so I couldn’t see much.

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Portugal ‣ Part 4. Alte

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Our tour guide described Alte, which is 20 km northwards of Albufeira, as “the most picturesque village in Algarve”. To verify this statement one would have to travel around all other Algarvian villages, so let’s take it on trust.

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Flower parade

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So many things have piled up while I was busy with my website, not sure I’ll be able to handle them.

Let’s take the famous flower parade, or bloemencorso in Dutch. It’s a yearly event, held in late April or early May near Keukenhof, the largest flower garden in the world.

Warning: there’s about a hundred photos under the cut.

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Amersfog

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Holland has been fogged for four days in a row. Sometimes the fog is so thick that one cannot see anything further than a dozen meters.

I published already fogged Amersfoort by night.

Now I show you pictures of fog by day.

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The Right Way

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At last it looks the right way, just like it was. I’m really amazed at indefatigability of the Dutch: would you plant a half kilometer of flowers?

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The Hague

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My first visit to the see in this year is as early as the spring itself.

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