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Topic: Cities: Walcheren, Netherlands
Posted By: angora
Subject: Cities: Walcheren, Netherlands
Date Posted: 29 January 2015 at 11:17
Show us... 'Island' of Walcheren, prov. of Zeeland, Netherlands

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Former island Walcheren, now peninsula, in the province of Zeeland, is located in the south-west of Holland. 3 municipalities: provincial capital Middelburg, Vlissingen (aka Flushing -w. Flushing, NYC was named after-) and Veere, i.e. 3 -smaller- cities & numerous villages. esp. in summertime flooded with tourists who invade our beaches (and more... )


'postcard' from Flushing...


(a580)

walking beside the sea


nowhere else in Europe -some say world?- ships pass as close to shore as in Vlissingen/Flushing
nowadays these ships are monstrous, which is closely related to the saddening (hi-)story of Doel. (future? 'Antwerp-on-sea' affects us all, a lot!!).



Jonathan (L. Seagull) @ the beach in Vlissingen ... sitting in the morning sun
(Watching the ships roll in And I watch 'em roll away again. wasting time?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es3Vsfzdr14 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es3Vsfzdr14     )



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Posted By: Muby
Date Posted: 29 January 2015 at 12:20
Great "postcard" and the last one is great too.

Loved the song as well - thanks for sharing that too (though I am sure I didn't get the full message, not beeing a seaman myself).

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Posted By: darosa
Date Posted: 29 January 2015 at 12:35
Walcheren is certainly welcome here angora.
Nice shots.

I have plenty of Walcheren and I will add some later.


Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 29 January 2015 at 14:37
TY both, appreciate!! :-)
(song? clou would be 'Watching the ships roll in And I watch 'em roll away again. and tide'-sentences. which seems to be a fav pastime of all who are not used to-? ;-) (when we were still living at the Boulevard, it was almost impossible to have visitors. they were always hanging out of the windows, gazing at ships passing by )

really looking FW to seeing some good pics!!!
I'm afraid I must be the only one 'here' living there, but couldn't imagine I would be the only 1 who could come up with pics?

(not too many here though. I was born at the Boulevard of Flushing, with the beach as our front garden. but don't like to go there anymore. place has been squandered. and sold to real estate developers from all over the country.
once the place was gorgeous, before all was destroyed in WWII. most bombarded city in the Netherlands -88 times-, due to a strategic (geographical) situation. and now it's ugly. who needs 'skyscrapers' at a place like this? )







gate of Fort Rammekens, Ritthem (munic. Vliss.). oldest sea fort in Europe. dates from 1547, make over by Napoleon after 1809



Posted By: darosa
Date Posted: 30 January 2015 at 01:22
Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

I was born at the Boulevard of Flushing, with the beach as our front garden. but don't like to go there anymore. place has been squandered. and sold to real estate developers from all over the country


There are worse places to be born.
And I know what you mean, but when the light is right:

Flushing sunset
https://flic.kr/p/8ZSHAj">
A900 + Minolta 17-35/3.5 @ 17mm


Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 30 January 2015 at 08:49
wonderful!! love the angle & POV, spectacular sky!!
(must have been a while back, there are 'hanging terraces' now)




mural with portrait of Michiel Adriaansz. de Ruyter (born in Vliss.)
in an attempt to pimp desolate former 'grand hotel' Brittania
on Boulevard Evertsen, Flushing


(a99)



(a580)
the gulls, although polite, seem to be sooooo hungry nowadays (and sooo emanciated! )
'patat' is slang for patates frites / french fries, which appears to be the Dutch 'national dish'?
@ Boulevard de Ruyter, Keizersbolwerk, Flushing
(not acquainted with the -unaware?- man)




Posted By: braisim
Date Posted: 30 January 2015 at 14:32
Lovely to see such great pictures of Walcheren. I must say I really love the place. I've spent many happy holidays there with my young children - must go back again soon!

My first one was taken early morning at Veere - such a pretty place:



This one was also taken at Veere:



These last two are taken in Flushing - a summer's day but with some sea-fog rolling in:





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Posted By: darosa
Date Posted: 30 January 2015 at 15:21
Thanks angora, yes it's a relatively old shot.
Very nice shots of Vlissinger Michiel. Hero or villain?
And I always say; thank God for gulls. Some people hate them but for photographers it's a great bird!

Braisim: love those windmill shots! Perhaps the children in the last one should be cropped or 'neutralized' (in Photoshop of course!).


Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 30 January 2015 at 21:43
aweee... beau-ti-ful!! a delight to watch!!
(is that the big church in the back on pic 1? Napoleon used to stow away his horses in there )

hero or villain? you tell me??
(unable to wrap my head around the fact that 'our' socalled heroes went about 'claiming' land everywhere and even PEOPLE??)
TG Michiel is presumably not in my DNA, since my parents are from Gouda
(and mother's family originates from Den Helder )

I love gulls!! -as long as they behave in a nice 'veggie' manner-. not because they are all over the place. actually I prefer them over the posh birdies (wouldn't say 'no' though ;-)). they are friendly, funny and often very cooperative (with some wizardry or the bread trick?).
even C., who runs a bird- & wild animal shelter, grew to LOVE gulls!
my mother hated gulls. she said they caused me a paratyphoid infection at a very young age (but I think soap would have been 'a friend' too? ;-))



(a580)

Jonathan L.S. having a bad feather day
stormy weather?



Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 31 January 2015 at 13:30
sunbathing on deck of a dutch pilot boat, Vlissingen



belgian pilot boat coming in
pilot harbour left, to the right for (1 of the) yacht harbour(s)




(fun fun ... it found the beach!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHPIqyJe1RM - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHPIqyJe1RM

and 'this' is hilarious

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbQ3M0VQaKU - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbQ3M0VQaKU

-during the time we lived at the Boulevard, we saw many ships beaching. even break and sink- always nice to keep a camera at hand )



Posted By: darosa
Date Posted: 31 January 2015 at 20:46
My take of Flushing windmill:

https://flic.kr/p/bD4LoK">

and yes, big ships on the Scheldt (and small ones):

https://flic.kr/p/fHkspK">



Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 01 February 2015 at 04:45
love it!! (less is more?!!) really nice catch, that 'co co'!
(it is named the Oranjemolen ('Orange mill'), 1st described in 1699. it still grounds grain -on fridays- )



(a99)

last meters of highway A58, heading to Vlissingen
(big thing on the right is the former water tower of Oost-Souburg)





Posted By: darosa
Date Posted: 02 February 2015 at 00:37
Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

love it!! (less is more?!!) really nice catch, that 'co co'!


well spotted!

A few from Westkapelle (aka Weskappel or Wasschappel ):

1 Now read this
https://flic.kr/p/pDqTXv">

2 Weskappel nightlife
https://flic.kr/p/pHv3za">

3 Shooting the sunset
https://flic.kr/p/pDpUVf">


Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 02 February 2015 at 08:15
(in 't Wasschappels? LOL!! dialect of Weskappel divers a lot from other dialects in Zeeland. too isolated for too long, I guess? although there is no such thing as 'Zeeland dialect'. lots of similarities, but differences even from village to village. in the cities generally more like an accent).
pfff, that was not easy (start of a new -annoying?- 'read this'-thread? ) amazing how you managed to take such wonderful pics there

L.O.T.R.



(Rittem, hemeente Vlissienge ;-D)



Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 02 February 2015 at 18:11
square in the middle of De Abdij ('the Abbey'), Middelburg
-headquarters of the province of Zeeland-



it used to be an abbey, dates from around 1100.
(while searching for an exact date, just found there will be a new 'beer festival' inside the cloister in may. lot's of trappist of course )





Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 02 February 2015 at 18:51
horse seats



an accident had occurred and the horses had to be moved to the other side, while waiting for an ambulance. this 'horse-sitter' decided to stay on top.
(simular expressions? ;-D)



and off he goes... during the 'ringriding' event on queen's day



(too many horses? )



Posted By: darosa
Date Posted: 04 February 2015 at 00:58
Good pics of ringrieŽ angora, especially the bw!

My late father in law was captain of the PSD. I don't know how many times he crossed the Westerschelde, first Kruiningen-Perkpolder, later Vlissingen-Breskens.

Since the tunnel, of course, only the foot (and bike) ferry remains ...:

https://flic.kr/p/pWVNAn">


Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 04 February 2015 at 10:53
natives?? is your wife a zeeuw(se)?
captain @ PSD- cool!! -perhaps we even met him. (never say .....?? ;-D) we crossed the W.schelde more than once on the bridge of de pont-.
THX for sharing how they lock up the people nowadays ;-)
(eh... sh/b HOPEFULLY remains? ( http://www.transport-online.nl/site/46695/einde-fiets-voetveer-vlissingen-breskens/ - http://www.transport-online.nl/site/46695/einde-fiets-voetveer-vlissingen-breskens/ 1 year ago. new 'dappere dodo' is a certain
Westerschelde Ferry, since jan. 1st, hopefully not as unreliable as the previous 1?)

nice pic! (never tried that ferry -nor tunnel!!-. plans though. destination a place called #1 (Nummer Een) in order to try to take a pic of the seals on sandbank de Hooge Platen, Flushing in the BG. (converters + crop camera? attaching a telescope?? :-S unfortunally friends with (sailing-)yachts either 'absorbed' by -busy- life or death. the pricey seal 'safaris' usually in summer around noon (!! )). (many videos about PSD on youtube btw, e.g.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iljzM1INUMU - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iljzM1INUMU /Trugkieke. bekend?)


somewhat gloomy? ;-)



((cuz I went to the beach to 'celebrate' a death anniversary))


as you can see (?), we have our own 'Euromast' -since the nineties-. 65 meters long and part of a small 'amusement park', where one (kids mostly) can pet rays and small sharks for instance. and more. (thus entrance fee of E 14,95 for adults, bye photo moment).




escaped from a history book?
(or maybe 'performing' for tourists?)
this is what 'our' folk costume looked like in the 19th century.
'modern' traditional costumes in the back. the huge headdress of Beveland and smaller, headdress of Walcheren.
also the amount of gold is decreasing from front to back. the golden
rear-view mirrors of Beveland are called 'stikken' ('pieces'), Walcheren has golden curls.






Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 05 February 2015 at 23:10
Middelburg, Markt (Market)... getting ready for queen's day 2012



Middelburg, Abdij plein (Abbey Square)






IMHO 1 of the prettiest buildings in the province is the Gistpoort (aka Blauwe poort, literally Yeast gate or Blue gate)
It used to be a real gate to close down the Abdij/Abbey and dates from the 16th century


(a580 + my tilt-shift lens.. NOT! )

the gentleman in the middle is supposed to depict king Willem II, who died in 1256. at end of street to the right for Abbey.






Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 06 February 2015 at 13:18


(no stripe, band of mist ;-D)


although the urban environment of Middelburg & Vlissingen expanded like crazy last 5 decades, the island is still mostly rural, TG!









Posted By: darosa
Date Posted: 06 February 2015 at 15:01
Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

natives?? is your wife a zeeuw(se)?
captain @ PSD- cool!! -perhaps we even met him. (never say .....?? ;-D) we crossed the W.schelde more than once on the bridge of de pont-.


My wife was born in Souburg (oost and/or west I always forget ...).
I have a brother-in-law who lives on the Boule, and a sister-in-law who lives in the Badhuisstraat ...

Does the name Moens sound familiar?


Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 06 February 2015 at 20:25
love it!!!
many people by that name 'here'. :-) I -only- know Ronald (aka 'Moos') Moens on a personal level. he was a friend from school.
(born in febr. '57? '56? approx. don't recall, but he didn't have sisters and his father, who died in the 70's, was not a captain).

we moved to O.-Souburg in 1968 (I was 8). my husband & I lived for about 25 years in Vlissingen before moving to Souburg (to become the-neighbours-of-the-neighbours-of-my-mother ;-D -'participation'... no doubt ;-) my father had died in '87- )


therefore many greetings uut

looks somewhat familiar? ?? ;-)

or
?


Ritthem, meadow + ship   ?? LOL?






Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 07 February 2015 at 12:09
lots of farming on Walcheren...



(Elza & Prins, waiting till we, workhorses, were done catching cabbages. october 1st. Leo said "it had to be the hottest day this summer" LOL -on strike for a few. no time to wait for a better compo-)



cutting -organic- green cabbages, only proper sizes for an order. 1 by 1, all 5000 of 'em






Posted By: darosa
Date Posted: 07 February 2015 at 21:06
Originally posted by angora angora wrote:


many people by that name 'here'. :-) I -only- know Ronald (aka 'Moos') Moens on a personal level. he was a friend from school.
(born in febr. '57? '56? approx. don't recall, but he didn't have sisters and his father, who died in the 70's, was not a captain).

we moved to O.-Souburg in 1968 (I was 8). my husband & I lived for about 25 years in Vlissingen before moving to Souburg (to become the-neighbours-of-the-neighbours-of-my-mother ;-D -'participation'... no doubt ;-) my father had died in '87- )


I don't know a Ronald, but I'll ask the Moensen. And you are 10 years younger (so still a young girl ) than Marjo and that's quite a gap when you're young; so probably you'll not have met her (and she was the youngest of the family).

Lovely shot of Elza and Prins! And you must have been tired!

A few of Sail de Ruyter 2013:

1 Watching the ships go by
https://flic.kr/p/fJ8aQa">

2 De Eendracht
https://flic.kr/p/fJpJay">

3 Mir masts
https://flic.kr/p/fJuNCv">

4 Mir and sanderlings on the Scheldt
https://flic.kr/p/fJuNjx">

5 Marjo and Coby Moens, Ben Jansen, Dipper and photobag
https://flic.kr/p/fFhAe9">




Posted By: Jeroon
Date Posted: 07 February 2015 at 22:19
Born in Vlissingen, I like this topic very much. Keep the photo's coming!


Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 09 February 2015 at 00:19
Originally posted by Jeroon Jeroon wrote:

Born in Vlissingen, I like this topic very much. Keep the photo's coming!


brilliant!! (hiya, my name is Ine :-D
what was your 'era'? did you move far? all inappropriate Q?? ;-))

photos? looking at you now? ??


(as far as I'm concerned, I really should get out and try to get some decent shots!(!!)
I'm usually not in the habit of shooting 'scenery', other than just snapping away occasionally. (I do have lots of digi 'scenery', but all shot with a Fujifilm W3 camera, in 3D -stereo-. -waves in 3D look amaaazing & swarms of dung flies too ;-) -)).

truth is that when the light gets almost unbearably beautiful all of a sudden, it would take too long to get to a really stunning spot. without traffic signs, bushes, cars and what else to block the view. ground mist + direction of early morning light is really frustrating. (s*cker for light here ;-)).
therefore 'my' (beloved) models are usually beasties. the more appalling the surroundings, the tinier they get ;-) but often shooting 'just for fun'.
(many great places on this island, but still looking for someone who would LIKE to roam the woods (for instance, wild deer there) at unearthly hours, when 'normal' people are still sound asleep. ;-) -not afraid of anything, but perhaps a bit too? overprotective when it comes to gear?- 'normally' my husband would go along to get night shots and all, but he passed away 9+ years ago. a g.friend is totally into photography, but she lives in Krabbendijke, like 'practical'? ;-) and so forth).     
'so' if you do have pics to share, they would be welcome too?
THX?


Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 09 February 2015 at 01:35
so THAT was the spot-with-a-view!!
(due to other obligations, I came rushing up the oprit (aka Coosje Buskenstraat, almost 'home') after 2 pm. hopped onto a bench, but might as well have been standing on someone's head. to find that the 1st boat passing, Kruzenshtern + lens @ 100mm were not a match. wayyy too long *DANG*? ;-D challenging to keep zillions of heads out of the frame. and grateful for overcast weather at that time! :-) )

I LOOOOVE that pic with the birdies!! and the people are a great addition!

< Marjo and Coby Moens, Ben Jansen, Dipper and photobag >

looking good!! wonderful to make their (that 'english'??) acquaintance!!
for some mysterious reason the 2 look familiar? ??

where was that shot taken? Panta Rhei?? and the 1 with de Eendracht? (did I mention I don't like to go to the Boulevard anymore? ;-) (other than sitting on my 'very own' beach, meditating about yesteryear? ;-) )

< And you are 10 years younger (so still a young girl )>

sure, young (like 20... for yearssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss now :-) )
strict about appearing BEHIND cameras only nowadays. so shocked to find 'this' pic on the farm's site   

me in between pumpkins. my good side

< Lovely shot of Elza and Prins! And you must have been tired! >

They are loveable!! the heat was insane that day!! (so I ended up as a puddle, completely melted. my privilege then to hand out empty crates and dragging the filled ones back to the horses. and to load the 2 wagens attached to them). it was also the day of the big (international) marathon of Zeeland. when someone decided to shut down the Vlaketunnel for maintenance (typical?)


Kruzenshtern doesn't fit the frame @ 100mm ;-) (actually 150 on a580)



stuck inside the frame
counting 17 life rafts on this side only :-)




'party' time?



when heading for the countryside to see some horse- & cow friends, you could be in for a 'surprise'?
(snap as 'evidence'. (bunch of trigger happy morons shooting IN the meadow nearby the horses (!!). and stampeding through the root celery field). either the man was too long for that lens or the lens was too long for that man)    
-to be continued? ;-) -



Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 10 February 2015 at 05:49
days of the harvest ...the witnesses



cows on the other side of the water at the end of the field. watching the grass grow & watching us slave.
(not acquainted with those cows)




-organic- green cabbages
where the babies come from. at least, in the Netherlands they do




same field, other time
(Nora, Elena, Elza, Leo)
'modern' plow manufactured by the Amish
only address to order your horse-drawn plows from, apart from the museum ;-)



Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 11 February 2015 at 11:08
(only had an ugly snap, sorry)
new in Flushing are containers with a sign that says: 'doe mee, verlos de zee!'. subtitling? 'join in, free the sea!' is the best I can come up with.
all along the shoreline people are invited to comb the beaches for rubbish, esp. plastics and (parts of) fishing nets or -lines, that can be extremely harmful to birds, fish, seals, dolphins (and the rest of the planet). or to at least dispose their own junk in there.
http://www.verlosdezee.nl/ - http://www.verlosdezee.nl/



2 weeks ago a young seal was all over the news here. it had been spotted with a rubber band around it's neck and odds were it would slowly choke to death since it had to grow at least another 80 cm before reaching maturity. unless someone managed to catch it and TG they finally did.
pic 'here' http://www.omroepzeeland.nl/nieuws/2015-01-26/802618/langzame-verwurging-dreigt-voor-zeehond#.VNsarU10zcs - http://www.omroepzeeland.nl/nieuws/2015-01-26/802618/langzame-verwurging-dreigt-voor-zeehond#.VNsarU10zcs

when Tur & I were still at sea, it was totally normal to throw the trash overboard at open sea.
(although I almost exploded once when someone tossed a battery/accu over the side).
and we know it was quite 'normal' for tankers to 'have to' clean the tanks at sea. very much against the law, but it was either that or loose your job, 'cause the shipping companies otherwise had to hire slop tanks in port. ($$$$$$$$$).
the young generation here doesn't seem familiar with the use of carbage bins, but the majority of the rubbish at our beaches washes ashore.


'EVOLUTION'?



modern plastic nest






@ park Toorenvliet, Middelburg






Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 11 February 2015 at 11:10

yummy











Posted By: darosa
Date Posted: 11 February 2015 at 11:13
I like those farm shots and your horses are wonderful. And that Amish connection is very interesting!
Are you still working on the farm angora?


Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 11 February 2015 at 12:30
I love all of these beasties. (crush on that cow above, her name is Dolfinarium -don't ask, not a clou- ), but farm animals and even horses don't seem to be very popular 'here'? (therefore at least a bit hesitant to post).

I'm not a 'hired hand', just helping out and therefore really popular at times or weeks in a row. farm is only 2 minutes from here.
we harvested the last green cabbages in january. (nice swim, up to our ankles in water at times). only the parsnips are still left in the ground now, all according to plan. within the next month Leo has to plow/plough before planting and sowing starts again, but at the moment I wouldn't be surprised to see a fish passing by 'on the land'. the only tractors there are hired with a planting machine behind it (for people to sit in and do the planting) and borrowed from a neighbour to pull the patatoes up. rest is horse powered. n (wo)man power. ;-)
advantage is that when 'normal' farmers are unable to get onto their land with their heavy machinery, the horses can. :-) also the water balance is much better -in summer ;-) -, the machines tend to pack the earth.
horse drawn plows don't turn the field upside down, as 'normal' plows do, so all types of worms and all types of soil stay at the right height. they participated in tests in the past and crop yield was much, much better compared to 'gangbaar'/'normal' non-organic farming.

you would be surprised how 'modern' and convinient those Amish 'horse traction' machines are.


'this' is the Amish throne -as I call it-, the largest plow



behind the out-of-focus fodder beets aka mangels -zeeuws?-



+ Elza, Frieda, Prins




Posted By: mikey2000
Date Posted: 12 February 2015 at 09:16
Don't be hesitant to post farm animal pics! Have you seen any of Gert's posts?      In fact, there is a Themed View thread dedicated to farm animals http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/farm-animals-1_topic97179_page1.html - here    It's not the busiest thread but farm animals can definitely be part of some fine photos

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  • Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 12 February 2015 at 22:22
    TYSM, Mike!! really appreciate!! did! I too adore that pony-in-the-snow! I know that thread excists, actually posted there a few times. and really like your chicken!! (and that lens *droool* ;-))
    thought I could sneak in a few beasties here too because agriculture/farming is omnipresent on this island. only 'normal people' usually don't get to see much, since most of the action is taking place on private land. ;-) THX again!!


    backside



    & details



    almost dusk and the light became 'too beautiful'. that heavy clay looks like quick sand




    when the trees are at their best, it's difficult to see what is lying behind
    but I spy... with my big lens eye



    the church of Oost-Souburg (anno 1250)




    taking their clothes off   
    at the Karolingenburg, Oost-Souburg
    folk costume of Middelburg. with daily apron




    Posted By: darosa
    Date Posted: 13 February 2015 at 01:11
    Talking about horses (and backsides) and clothes:

    Side events of Sail de Ruyter:

    1
    https://flic.kr/p/fDZ1fV">

    2
    https://flic.kr/p/fDojuy">

    3 Old fashion, new phone
    https://flic.kr/p/fD6K2t">







    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 14 February 2015 at 01:55
    fabulous photography as always...
    (that must be Adrie V.'s obese horsies with the mutilated tails, no doubt, but where did you find those ladies?? )
    that b&w looks so fab, do you use any wizardry while converting, such as Nik silver efex or ??


    since I already posted 'my # 1' -hearhear ;-) - 'Valentine's pic'
    (as L for Love)

    ()

    adding # 9 or so (also shot on Walcheren)



    to wish you & yours all a WONDERFUL VALENTINE'S DAY!!



    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 16 February 2015 at 17:22
    a few more snaps from Flushing...
    dutch pilot boat again



    october, it looks as if the belgian pilots got themselves new rides...






    too bad, I really liked the old ones



    foreground s*cks, but lovely weather. + ferry

    when Tur & I had visitors from out of town we often took them for a trip on a pilot boat (cuz we knew a lot of pilots and have sailed ourselves). these boats have a lot of power under the hood.
    never a dull moment...






    fun fun ... :-D
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTshO2KoZIM - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTshO2KoZIM


    'the way we look'?



    Roeiershoofd + same boat. nice and slippery out there.
    'best' place to fall into the water, there are vortices there



    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 17 February 2015 at 10:44






    Ritthem. D. in folk costume @ a sjezenrijden (chay/shay/carriage-riding, how would you call the thing??) event. which is 'ringriding', while sitting in an -antique- 'sjees'. traditional costumes are the dress code.
    the Zeeland costume differs on all of the 'islands', even from village to village, (Walcheren here). the old! people, that dress 'on their farmers', as they call it, on a daily base, are almost extinct by now.
    but the bling they wear is hip nowadays.
    these costumes are mostly inherited and often over 100 years old. as is the jewelry. the majority of these people (with 'room for a pony' ;-D) are of 'farmer nobility', as I call it. the richer the farmer, the more gold n the bigger the gadgets were.




    Oostkapelle (aka Ooskappel). Nora + L. in folk costume of Walcheren






    Posted By: darosa
    Date Posted: 17 February 2015 at 23:04
    Lovely Valentine greetings!

    Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

    fabulous photography as always...
    (that must be Adrie V.'s obese horsies with the mutilated tails, no doubt, but where did you find those ladies?? )
    that b&w looks so fab, do you use any wizardry while converting, such as Nik silver efex or ??


    Ah, you know the horses even by their backsides!

    Silver Efex is right.

    The ladies were giving a fashion show at the Dokkade; and there were gentlemen too:

    1
    https://flic.kr/p/fD6K5g">

    2
    https://flic.kr/p/fDojrb">

    3
    https://flic.kr/p/fDojwY">

    There were ladies watching and phoning too

    4
    https://flic.kr/p/fD6K8g">

    All in front of the Machinefabriek

    5
    https://flic.kr/p/fCpkYV">

    But Sail de Ruyter is about tall ships of course:

    6 Santa Maria Manuela
    https://flic.kr/p/fCpmmX">

    7 Captain (?) and crew
    https://flic.kr/p/fCpmb4">

    8
    https://flic.kr/p/fDZ1UM">





    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 19 February 2015 at 07:25
    < Lovely Valentine greetings! > TY! :-) -almost fell into the hole in the ice, trying to capture that 'sun' ;-) -
    wonderful pics again!! gentleman pic looks fab, # 3 could be iconic, stellar shot!!




    tower of Beursgebouw, Flushing in the back. dates from 1635, restaurant inside




    shooting from the top of the Kloveniersdoelen, Middelburg



    Kloveniersdoelen -detail-
    headquarters of the 'kloveniers', a bunch of gunmen by trade (as depicted by Rembrandt in 'de Nachtwacht' aka The Night Watch
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Watch - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Watch
    'kloveniersdoelen' translated here as Musketeers' Meeting Hall
    Amsterdam has it's own Kloveniersdoelen, built around 1639)



    dates from 1607. music library used to be inside. now a grand cafť and a movie theatre




    birdssssssssssssssssssssssss
    Norma l. and her mommy Irma r.





    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 20 February 2015 at 09:05
    Sail de Ruyter 2013

    from Russia... with love?



    the Mir (130m/426+ft) on the way back




    the police & their toy









    s/v Kruzenshtern (114m/374ft)






    Posted By: darosa
    Date Posted: 20 February 2015 at 23:48
    Excellent gull shot again!

    2 more from Sail de Ruyter 2013 (light seems very different from yours; mine were made on Sunday August 25):

    1 Thalassa, full sail
    https://flic.kr/p/fFhA5u">

    2 Santa Maria Manuela 'sailing' into the sunset
    https://flic.kr/p/fJpHTG">

    Is this Walcheren? Or are we somewhere in the South Seas?


    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 21 February 2015 at 09:59
    beautiful!! that late?! thought they would have vanished by then. it was saturday, vlootschouw/fleet review on the 24th.
    ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EP3sd8H770 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EP3sd8H770 nice horn! ;-) )
    light was getting more horrific by the hour




    s/v Kruzenshtern



    'Utrecht' in the middle, replica of a yacht from 1746




    the art of ploughing/plowing   


    S.H.*.T.T.T.!.!.!.                           -crappy pic, yeah ;-) -



    oct. 15...
    heavy showers
    it's raining manure
    or to quote 'I HATE manure!'-Biff in 'Back to the Future' (after crashing his car into a manure truck): "SH*******************TTT!" ;-D

    fertilizing the soil, featuring Elza & Frieda
    muckspreader manifactured by the Amish
    (car in the back seems nearby, long lens, but is miles away
    AND SO AM I!!! -where else! LOL - )

    < Excellent gull shot again!> TYSM! :-) (maybe sh/h compensated. you don't want to know what I was after ;-) )





    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 22 February 2015 at 16:26










    ringriding is a tradition & -highly compatitive- sport on Walcheren. (Wemeldinge on 'island' Beveland has its 'chair riding', like 'musical chairs', https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFYZ1RZl4h8 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFYZ1RZl4h8 , which was hilarious when the queen visited on queen's day. originates from alcoholic inspiration ;-) ).
    it all started with the knights & their (jousting) games. orange sash represents the bond with the 'house of Orange', royal family, that has been donating prices since 1786. green sash is for the rider with best results at that mom. most honourable trophy -for a year- is the bronze sculpture of queen Beatrix. believe she made it herself, she's a gifted sculptor. smallest ring is 1 centimeter -diameter-.   




    passing het badstrand aka 'bath beach', Flushing

           


    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 23 February 2015 at 12:43

    Sail de Ruyter 2013



    brig Morgenster (Morningstar), 33,3 m/108+ft
    built in the Netherlands in 1919
    (all participating ships aka schepen listed 'here':
    http://www.sailderuyter.nl/ - http://www.sailderuyter.nl/ )
    (zoomed in I see shapes of dolphins in the water. c/b seals too??)


    suburbs in Holland are usually not pretty. not to mention 'a jungle' of traffic signs (like e-ve-ry-where), blocking the view, ruining pics -is it dutch? is it me??-
    you could meet some pretty cool locals though














    the new friends seemed to have some awkward habits




    riddle? know what this is?   



    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 25 February 2015 at 15:04

    the new friends seemed to be samurai warriors





    BANG!










    last night however I happened to see a news topic on tv (RTL late night) about 'muscovy ducks TERRORISING a street in G., Drenthe'. LOL
    there they called them 'mafia ducks'

    I know so many people nowadays that are allergic to 'nature'... :-( birds sh*t, trees are messy and so on. (what they don't seem to realize is that they are nature themselves??)








    Nora & Prins at a demo of foundation 'working draft horse Zeeland' in Oostkapelle. (the only one there that REALLY works with horses is Leo).
    the wagon behind them once belonged to 'house Moesbosch', Koudekerke.
    in the 17th and 18th century the elite of Middelburg and Flushing had 'outside places', estates in the countryside of Walcheren. often with farms on the property as well and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Walcheren was therefore called 'the garden of Zeeland'.
    only 'these' are left. http://www.scez.nl/4/monumenten/48/kastelen-en-buitenplaatsen/230/overzichtslijst - http://www.scez.nl/4/monumenten/48/kastelen-en-buitenplaatsen/230/overzichtslijst there once were over 200.

    house der Boede, Koudekerke






    was 1 of them



    Posted By: darosa
    Date Posted: 27 February 2015 at 01:13
    I know those ducks!

    My sister in law used to live in the Groen van Prinsterenlaan and I always met these guys when I walked the dog.

    I never photographed them but I have a few pics of the blocks of flats:

    1
    https://flic.kr/p/a7vHzA">

    2
    https://flic.kr/p/a7vHKq">

    3
    https://flic.kr/p/a7vHMm">

    4
    https://flic.kr/p/a7sRwH">

    You can find poetry even in suburbia.


    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 27 February 2015 at 08:59
    amaaaaaaazing... I 'know' -of- few people that perfected the art of composing like you did (or s/b just 1?). I'm afraid it can't be a skill :-(, it has to be a talent

    was that long ago? I'm not in the habit of going to Paauwenburg (name of a former 'outside place' btw ;-)), not as far as the pond anyway.
    went looking for swans someone had spotted -3 years ago-, never knew there were muscovy ducks there. (didn't know what they were either, to me they all looked like the Chinese eastern dragon). nor that there was poetry on those buildings, when did that happen?


    when I went back the next morning the martial arts show continued...







    (gotta looove that fence )












    surrounded by clouds of dust & pieces-of-duck
    enough ducks!


       


    Posted By: darosa
    Date Posted: 27 February 2015 at 09:48
    Thanks angora!

    I never knew these ducks were so aggressive.
    My Pauwenburg pics are from July 2011. I made them for the July Challenge.


    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 01 March 2015 at 22:50
    Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

    Thanks angora!

    I never knew these ducks were so aggressive.
    My Pauwenburg pics are from July 2011. I made them for the July Challenge.


    TY! :-) these ducks are sweet! not shy at all, great appetite ;-) and... playful? shot these on march 25th & 26th, 2012, after a like forever winter, so guess it was still mating season!?

    the boys were circling each other, obv. having difficulty to breath (I really started to worry)
    then, all of a sudden... SNAPPP!


    -I'm afraid that was not a good shutter speed ;-) -



    it was so nasty I seriously considered jumping in.
    the referee couldn't stand to watch either and butted in, trying to separate the 2





    but eventually gave up
    (all pics of these duck fights 'here':

    http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Album=OUQYCVAL&fullscreen=1&autoplay=1 - http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Album=OUQYCVAL&fullscreen=1&autoplay=1
    in chronological order, so it starts with the boring ones ;-)
    (horizons? wingtips? ;-) they moved so fast I was unable to follow all they were doing, raised s.speed from 1/1600 to 1/2000. really difficult to keep them in the frame ;-)
    although some motion blur could 'reveal' a little action?

    )

    Paauwenburg was not a typo, it is spelled with aa, cuz it's an ancient name ;-)




    corn mill de Pere, Souburg
    built in 1725. still grounds grain




    (the only big stopper here is on the wishlist, would love to see a full circle + lovely light. tried 1/10s f22 iso50, handheld ;-))





    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 03 March 2015 at 10:23
    SAIL DE RUYTER 2013 ~sunday august 25th sail-out



    Notendop is dutch for nutshell






    (crammed! only way to go was FW ;-) )









    hop aboard








    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 05 March 2015 at 21:59






    wind energy
    times 3. less sustainable energy in the distance. on the right the coal-fuel power station of Borssele (nucleair plant a bit further).







    wind energy designs





    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 16 March 2015 at 05:40



    'home'
    Boulevard de Ruyter, Vlissingen. high tide, our 'private' beach underwater. (1st gull flew in from another pic. lacks shadow?).
    when I was a kid there was a WWII bunker instead of that low-high flat building (designed by Turry's 1st father in law btw) behind the tower. and lots of grass. great playground, friends & I were small enough to squeeze ourselves through 'the windows'.
    the 'prisoners tower' was once part of a city gate, built around 1491.
    commonly known as the bomvrije/bomb free, it was miraculously spared during the war, while -almost- everything around it lay in ruins. restaurant inside.
    since this is the spot where ships pass closest to shore, it's the nicest place on the boulevard for a coffee on a terrace.




    messing up Oost-Souburg











    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 21 March 2015 at 12:09




    Boulevard of Vlissingen -last tuesday-





    mobile home
    at the end of the Nolledijk/-dike the wind organ
    sounds like:
    https://vimeo.com/120497105 - https://vimeo.com/120497105





    1 of 3 'world' wind organs in Europe after an idea of belgian artist RaphaŽl Opstaele & his collective Mass Moving. idea behind the 'sound stream' project was to build wind organs all along the coast, from West-Africa to the North Pole, to connect all people through a 'chain of sound'.
    they built the 1st organ in august 1975 from 50 bamboo poles from Cameroon. it lasted till january 3rd, 1976, when a storm swept it away. it was rebuild on top of a german bunker from WWII and destroyed by vandals in 1981. and rebuild again in 1983.






    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 02 April 2015 at 09:31



    yesterday in Vlissingen...







    sub: Flushing 700
    we are counting down!
    (to april 2nd, 10 am -don't ask ;-) - )





    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, city of Vlissingen!!!
    700 years old today




    lens flare is hip now (I read somewhere) ;-)



    Posted By: darosa
    Date Posted: 02 April 2015 at 12:36
    Congrats Flushing!

    angora, you didn't have an opportunity to take photos of the ship that ran aground on Tueday?


    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 03 April 2015 at 10:07
    Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

    Congrats Flushing!

    angora, you didn't have an opportunity to take photos of the ship that ran aground on Tueday?


    TY!!! -on behalf of Vlissingen-

    didn't get any. it was near the Oranjedijk (with the mill on top).
    the storm was insane n the cold too. but the light was fabulous, mean & bright with stunning dark skies.
    while still in doubt if I would risk camera + lens (camera may be 'sealed', lens isn't. don't need to have it 'salted' and/or sandblasted), I checked the local news on zeelandnet.nl to see if it was still there n saw it wasn't exactly ashore. if it would have beached, would have been there!! ;-)

    someone who works 'there' showed me some pics day before yesterday. looked really interesting, but then, shot against the light.
    (just checked if I could find a post on zeelandnet and found 'this'
    http://www.zeelandnet.nl/foto/bekijk/foto/id/267659/Sea_Land_Meteor.html - http://www.zeelandnet.nl/foto/bekijk/foto/id/267659/Sea_Land_Meteor.html 'great' pic... location clear though?)

    they should have known why to never name a ship 'land'   


    Posted By: darosa
    Date Posted: 02 June 2015 at 00:41
    Gone a bit quiet here ...

    We were in Flushing on Saturday visiting my sister + brother in law and it happened to be Day 150.

    A good occasion to shoot the Lion Steps:

    https://flic.kr/p/tCrBvf">

    (more http://www.dyxum.com/DFORUM/the-2015-day-prime-challenge_topic110728_post1363564.html#1363564 - here )

    and of course the boulevard and beach:

    https://flic.kr/p/tWfKkW">

    (more http://www.dyxum.com/DFORUM/the-2015-day-prime-challenge_topic110728_post1363741.html#1363741 - here )


    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 02 June 2015 at 13:28
    (hope you both had a wonderful day!!)
    those lion steps are world famous in Flushing because of cars 'descending'   
    have a great pic (by my father) of a vintage car wrapped around a pole at the top -of those stairs/steps-.
    I happened to be 'here' on saturday, greetings from Oost-Souburg...





    -where it's autumn now, lots of storm-



    Posted By: Anita
    Date Posted: 02 June 2015 at 16:11
    love that horse's smile!!

    -------------
    Winter! That's the season to be young, catching snowflakes on your tongue!


    Posted By: darosa
    Date Posted: 03 June 2015 at 00:15
    Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

    (hope you both had a wonderful day!!)
    those lion steps are world famous in Flushing because of cars 'descending'   
    have a great pic (by my father) of a vintage car wrapped around a pole at the top -of those stairs/steps-.


    Yes, weather was good!
    I've seen a photo of a car on those steps. Don't know if it was your father's. Must have happened more than once.

    Some more from Saturday:

    1 Flushing skyline
    https://flic.kr/p/u2v5Ud">

    (well, Flushing has more skylines but this is the one I like)

    2 Crab eater
    https://flic.kr/p/u31Bwg">

    and which famous Flushing building is this?:

    3 Too late
    https://flic.kr/p/u2SfaD">

    all with a7s + Mamiya 150/2.8


    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 06 June 2015 at 11:00
    TYSM, Anita!! Brechtje says "HI"! cute, isn't she? -not so sure about her lunch though-

    de Leeuwentrap/Lion steps once were a popular short cut among car drivers   
    riddles? my guess would be Turry's old school? Zeevaartschool aka Maritime Academy? (recently turned into a care residence)?? love that clever compo!

    in order to take the 1st pic I bet you crawled through...







    LOL




    but not a clou where you were at to capture that pole @ 150mm
    on the terrace on the other side??








    (entering the pilot harbour)
    and where on e. was that crab eater??
    (would love it if you would be willing to reveal the apertures btw??)
    concerning the skylines, I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking that


    Posted By: darosa
    Date Posted: 06 June 2015 at 23:59
    It is the Zeevaartschool yes.

    For the gull on the mooring post I suspect I was in the same position as you when you shot that pilot boat (1st pic).

    Nice shots btw!

    And the crab eater was next to the pilot boat mooring that you see in the background of the same pilot boat shot.

    My favourite aperture is wide open so I guess these were at F2.8.


    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 08 June 2015 at 14:07
    TY!!! (amazing with a 150+mm lens on FF (stupid me! of course you didn't start your challenge with a 0 mm lens)
    crab eater must be close to the stairs?? (couldn't wrap my head around it, because of the BG n cuz it isn't very broad)


    zeevaartschool aka maritime academy getting a make over in 2011 -during small sail-. it's the white building (with the green 'upholstery') next to 'our' GRUESOME -forgive me?- skyline





    there are still ancient buildings left in Flushing, despite 88 bombs during the war. and what's more...





    they even miraculously survived many city councils!!
    latest innovative plan of 'our' city council is to sell our Nollebos/Nolle forest to a project developer who wants to turn it into a holiday resort with 220+ houses + hotel.
    it's now a quiet 'forest' with an artificial lake, crowded with waterfowls, pond + restaurant/terrace, where one can rent canoos & 'swan-boats', a sauna & a parking lot n quite popular among many locals n I presume, among tourists too?
    a 7 kilometer long nature resort starts at the Nolle forest.

    (we used to have another lovely area, just a few miles further along the coast -between Vlissingen & Zoutelande-, at the foot of the dunes, called Dishoek/Westduin. also a popular beach entrance. recently zillions of trees were killed in order to build 67 'holiday villas', 10 hotel apartments and an apartment building with 10 apartments *ggrrrrr*)





    (leaving the dunes, heading for the Nollebos/-forest)
    of course, the majority of the people of Flushing doesn't agree -to put it mildly-, but petitions have not been very cleverly organized yet?
    Q? if you're into FB -n like to - it would be greatly appreciated if you would like 'this' page!!!!!
    https://www.facebook.com/Nollebos - https://www.facebook.com/Nollebos

    it says 'save the Nolle forest/Nolle park'
    THX??!!!!!
    (looks like http://www.pzc.nl/regio/walcheren/plan-voor-hotel-en-honderden-vakantiehuisjes-in-nollebos-westduin-vlissingen-1.4872403 - http://www.pzc.nl/regio/walcheren/plan-voor-hotel-en-honderden-vakantiehuisjes-in-nollebos-westduin-vlissingen-1.4872403 from above)





    path across the dunes. comtemporary skyline of Boulevard in sight. Nolle forest on the left -in march-





    dune area
    these dunes protect the land against the sea.
    entry causes damage and is therefore not allowed

    ! sand



    Posted By: darosa
    Date Posted: 10 June 2015 at 23:08
    I've just liked the Nollebos page. Hope it helps ...

    And very interesting to put a Sand sign in the dunes.


    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 14 June 2015 at 10:05
    TYSM!!! APPRECIATED!!!!! (hope you're all having a brilliant time in Paris!! :-D)
    great isn't it, that sand sign? haven't seen any at the beach... yet?

    also nice... (?)




    I was standing at the end of the Nolle beach when these man came up to me. "WHAT camera is that?", they asked, "is that a FF??"
    man on the left said he had a Sony too n -almost immediately- started to talk about DYXUM
    (no, he hadn't joined yet, said he would consider it again. he was from Cadier en Keer in the beautiful hilly south of the province of Limburg -most southern part of Holland-).


    'our' former mayor -from province of Brabant- + Lianna & Elena





    resigned in september after a lot of fuss about money declarations (a classic? *sigh*)





    but at least he didn't sell our Nolle forest
    (Vlissingen obv. needs $$$$$$$$$$$$ though. some people made a huge mess of finances)





    (love the expression on Lianna's face )


    Posted By: addy landzaat
    Date Posted: 14 June 2015 at 10:35
    Hmmm, maybe you guys should call Vlissingen just Vlissingen in stead of using the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlissingen#Historical_English_name_.22Flushing.22 - historical English name Flushing. Both the city as the port authority call it Vlissingen on their English language sites.

    -------------
    Why not follow me on Instagram? @Addy_101


    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 14 June 2015 at 12:33
    I usually do?    but I guess you're right! (although I have to admit I'm pers. having some difficulty seeing the city council as a role model ) TY for that link! seeing now that the former mayor resigned in september 2013 -not being to only one who declared too much $$$$$ then btw-, time flies??     

    'here' the new one   + some other people ;-)




    at Vlissingen's 700th BD party








    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 25 July 2015 at 21:43
    greetings from cloud city...





    (on top of the walls of the Karolingenburg in the middle of Oost-Souburg)





    there are still lots of secondary roads on Walcheren
    https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walcheren#/media/File:Walcheren-natuur-OpenTopo.jpg - https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walcheren#/media/File:Walcheren-natuur-OpenTopo.jpg
    usually bordered by trees & bushes, paved with asphalt





    (dangerous) ragwort/kruiskruid/senecio jacobaea has become a native







    (sharper pics of the beast here, but the latest craze is shallow DOF ;-) )


    greetings from Veere...






    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 27 July 2015 at 11:48
    this is for Braisim (if you'll ever get to see it ;-) ), who wrote...

    Originally posted by braisim braisim wrote:

    Lovely to see such great pictures of Walcheren. I must say I really love the place. I've spent many happy holidays there with my young children - must go back again soon!

    My first one was taken early morning at Veere - such a pretty place:



    the city of Veere is about 'this' big...



    (I'm not that tall, therefore 'borrowed' a pic from
    http://www.vvvzeeland.nl/nl/eilanden/walcheren/veere - http://www.vvvzeeland.nl/nl/eilanden/walcheren/veere )
    city rights since 1355. king of Holland is also marquess of Veere


    'the way some of us look'




    on the road from Middelburg to Veere
    + 'view'





    (hares) 'hiding' in the grass
    & playground








    Zeeland mountain (dunes can be really high though ;-))





    heading to Veere. bikes to the left, cars to the right











    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veere - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veere



    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 28 July 2015 at 06:04
    Veere -& Veerse meer/lake Veere- is all about yachting...





    but any 'car spotter' could be totally happy spending a summer at the Walcheren coast. place to be w/b Domburg for instance... or Veere??





    yes, that's a Ferrari Dino (with Belgian license plate). the man, circling the thing like a hungry shark, told me about every detail. ;-)
    had so much fun talking to these guys    





    "bye now!"





    folding yourself into that thing isn't easy? ;-)





    LMAO when mr. tourist checked his shots. thought he had been taking pics, but when he turned on his phone, we heard a very loud 'VROOOOOOOOOOOOM'



    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 29 July 2015 at 09:19
    welcome to Vlissingen!







    ('creative' outburst ;-D)







    beach-with-a-view   




    it's alive?





    Posted By: KoBra64
    Date Posted: 29 July 2015 at 20:03
    Never been there but I enjoy this thread a lot.
    Welcome to Vlissingen


    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 02 August 2015 at 00:36
    TYSM!!! (and a very big SORRY for a very late response!!! -due to hectic external circumstances-) no breath taking scenery here. and most certainly no architecture to brag about (!!), but I promise to do my best to come up with 'acceptable' pics rather than posting an overload of snap shots I took while being on the way to 'interesting subjects' -since I was not in the habit of shooting my own town-


    still in Vlissingen...







    (wide open seemed a bit too optimistic, even for a wideangle -Sigma 28mm/1.8-)





    WTF is THAT... in the background?????





    it turned out to be the world's largest container ship passing Vlissingen.
    had a M. 100-300mm attached, so it took a while before it fitted 1 frame





    http://www.marineinsight.com/marine/marine-news/videos/msc-zoe-worlds-largest-container-ship-to-be-christened-at-the-hamburg-terminal/ - http://www.marineinsight.com/marine/marine-news/videos/msc-zoe-worlds-largest-container-ship-to-be-christened-at-the-hamburg-terminal/

    http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/videozone_ENG/1.2403489 - http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/videozone_ENG/1.2403489
    -isn't that the 'Dyxum dock'???-






    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 06 August 2015 at 22:25
    Amsterdam & Middelburg have their pigeons, but Vlissingen has its gulls...








    and while other gulls behave politely -and wait for like 10 minutes before they dare to come down when fed in winter time-











    the Flushing gulls seem to have completely lost it!!   
    they roam the streets in search for tourists... 'thus' FOOD?





    latest fashion in Vlissingen is to get a gull for free with every meal




    waiting impatiently...







    "hey, look! that is a gull!"






    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 11 August 2015 at 20:54
    blown away by all the spectacular city threads popping up... LOVE the sight-seeing and the pics    

    (nothing mesmerizing here though... )
    gulls entertaining tourists











    patates frites/french fries on the menu








    these golfbrekers/breakwaters are typical for the province of Zeeland








    3 'hanging' terraces on Boulevards Bankert & Evertsen







    psychedelic sky ;-) (bit overboard)




    apple pie sky



    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 12 August 2015 at 22:56




    harbour light, built in 1891 @ Boulevard de Ruyter


    the Boulevard of Vlissingen is over 2 km long.
    at the other end the Nolledijk/-dike. with the Nolle beach behind it.





    march 17th
    a little house approaching












    Posted By: pegelli
    Date Posted: 13 August 2015 at 12:17
    I love the skies in the post above, but you really need to straighten the apple pie one. Great series in all. We should have a Dyxum meeting there one day

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    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 14 August 2015 at 10:56
    Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

    I love the skies in the post above, but you really need to straighten the apple pie one. Great series in all. We should have a Dyxum meeting there one day


    saw it wasn't straight, but posted only because it looked wacky anyway? it couldn't have been organic apple pie... chem trails exist? ;-)
    k?




    (bottom rotated only. still not entirely straight, happened to be a wide-angle?)




    (rotate-crop-fill, to keep the 'stroke' at the top)

    having fun fun ... messing up boring apple pie ;-)








    a meeting (never say .....? ;-) ) w/b so much fun... I think?? ;-) not the world's most gorgeous place, but we (still?) have the sea... -as long as they don't mess that up as well-.
    and we have
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF9SSqIG85I - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF9SSqIG85I


    what would be totally awesome, MHO, is to capture the 'lighting' of the sea
    (sea sparkle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noctiluca_scintillans - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noctiluca_scintillans ) on a hot summernight?
    we used to go swimming at night when the sea was 'lighting', but it's most brilliant when on a boat, creating lighted bow waves, surrounded by light... (??)



    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 17 August 2015 at 06:50
    don't know 'bout the rest of Holland -and Belgium-, but we had loads of sun yesterday





    march again...











































    + water level





    (too boring?)




    Posted By: MichelvA
    Date Posted: 17 August 2015 at 08:10
    Love the butterfly and the small house on the truck (#2). The others are redundant imo. TFS Ine


    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 17 August 2015 at 09:44
    Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

    Love the butterfly and the small house on the truck (#2). The others are redundant imo. TFS Ine


    TYSM, Michele idea was to show why there were houses driving around?    > delete?


    (butterfly posted 'cause that was all I 'did' yesterday. (not succeeded yet. after a nice compo from below + 'lighted' wings. wanted: a cooperative b.fly! ;-)).
    rumour went it happened to be a rainy day? not OT, MHO, we seem to have many more sunny hours than the other provinces in Holland?
    3rd time this year I saw butterflies on a buddleja/'butterfly shrub' btw. they pick the strangest flowers.
    ever seen


    ?)



    Posted By: onsplekkie
    Date Posted: 17 August 2015 at 14:25
    https://flic.kr/p/xbFoKH">

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    "take life as it is, not as you want it to be"


    Posted By: wietse
    Date Posted: 17 August 2015 at 20:06
    I liked the pics of the horses.

    Here a pic from the ferry to Breskens





    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 21 August 2015 at 11:29
    LOVE more posts!!! -amazing that more people found the ever-so-'exciting' dike at Westkapelle... -of all places- ;-) would love to see more??!!!





    (march)   it won't be long now?











    it's true, you know, (only) Germans do dig holes


    -as mentioned among the responses 'here' ;-)
    http://www.pzc.nl/regio/zeeuws-nieuws/11-dingen-die-iedereen-herkent-die-in-zeeland-is-opgegroeid-1.5167182?ref=vp-element.page_teaser&refid=7.396661 - http://www.pzc.nl/regio/zeeuws-nieuws/11-dingen-die-iedereen-herkent-die-in-zeeland-is-opgegroeid-1.5167182?ref=vp-element.page_teaser&refid=7.396661
    11 things everyone who grew up in the province of Zeeland recognizes-


    http://www.inlovewithzeeland.nl/video/zeeland-is-mooi-ook-vanuit-de-lucht/ - http://www.inlovewithzeeland.nl/video/zeeland-is-mooi-ook-vanuit-de-lucht/

    province of Zeeland from bird's eye view
    (on Walcheren... Zoutelande, Middelburg, Westkapelle, Veere, Veerse meer, Vlissingen, Oost-Souburg, (Westerschelde))




    Posted By: onsplekkie
    Date Posted: 21 August 2015 at 13:32
    Nemo
    https://flic.kr/p/xeC75Q">

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    "take life as it is, not as you want it to be"


    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 23 August 2015 at 08:03
       finding Nemo, you found the beach      -where was it??-

    in Middelburg...








    the Schuddebeursstraat (-street), a Medieval alley, is the narrowest street in Middelburg






    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 24 August 2015 at 13:50
    brilliant to see some great (!) pics of Rotterdam are up   
    -so wished I could have been there :-S -





    sailing ships...
    saturday the world's largest sailing cruise ship called at Vlissingen


    http://www.omroepzeeland.nl/nieuws/2015-08-22/908171/oud-vlissinger-brengt-wind-surf-naar-vlissingen#.Vdq_XMvotHg - http://www.omroepzeeland.nl/nieuws/2015-08-22/908171/oud-vlissinger-brengt-wind-surf-naar-vlissingen#.Vdq_XMvotHg

    after a veeery corny 'welcome' (link above) the passengers were treated to an outing. 4 excursions / 4 busses to choose from





    it was sooo blazing hot...





    *snap!* -road to the train station-
    a sailing vessel at the Buitenhaven (-harbour)





    how wet is the sea?











    that's a huge chunk of black!? but he happened to be a chunky kid ;-) -german btw-










    <WTF???>




    on collision course (the Dutch Emerald from Dordrecht)








    the tide is coming in...





    ...time to go home!   







    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 25 August 2015 at 12:08
    Middelburg




    the Spijkerbrug, literally 'nail bridge', from 1853 connects the Kinderdijk (-dike) & the Rouaansekaai (-quay). the name originates from the German word Speicher, meaning warehouse.
    those warehouses, dating from the VOC period, can be found -among 32 monuments- at the Kinderdijk. while the private houses from that same period are situated at the Londensekaai ('London quay') & Rouaansekaai on the opposite side of the canal.



















    heading for Veere






    Posted By: pegelli
    Date Posted: 25 August 2015 at 20:23
    Great series Angora, I like the documentary about the "Spijkerbrug" a lot, but also your back-lighted water scenes came out well.

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    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 26 August 2015 at 11:34
    TYSM!!!    (would have liked the back lighted pics better if they would have been better -duh-, but enjoyed watching him. def. not a local, he had so much fun with the water n kept going on n on n on n ... ;-) )








    by allied bombing of the Nolle dyke on october 7th, 1944 Walcheren was inundated and later liberated
    memorial on top of a dune




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGjKIPiSnu0 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGjKIPiSnu0
    broken dykes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FAFWYM9yvQ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FAFWYM9yvQ
    1944 allies flood dutch island bombing the dikes

    http://www.wigard.nl/WO2/Infatuate/Dykes/index.html - http://www.wigard.nl/WO2/Infatuate/Dykes/index.html





    march 2015- painting the windows ;-)








    command bunker from WWII between Nieuwe Abeele & Middelburg. inside were a telephone exchange and a radio installation. it was camouflaged as a house, complete with fake roof.
    although there have been more german bunkers-in-disguise, they had decorators for the job, this is the only one that has been restored
    -with pics as reference-












    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 31 August 2015 at 12:25




    @ the end of the Flushing Boulevard -or beginning if you wish- stands the statue of Michiel Adriaenszoon (Adriaen's son) de Ruyter, who lived from 1607 till 1676 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michiel_de_Ruyter -
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michiel_de_Ruyter
    -dutch people got to try the suggested dutch pronuncation -

    made by flemish sculptor Louis Royer in 1841, overlooking the estuary of the Schelde/Scheldt river since 1849. it is standing on -top of fortification- the Keizersbolwerk, but pres. no one in Vlissingen ever goes to the Keizersbolwerk. we all go to 'Michieltje'.





    (rumour went that as a kid Michiel climbed that tower in the back to gaze at the sea).   
    the statue has been restored a view years ago, but is getting makeovers every day





    greying naturally...




    and facials?




    in january the film Michiel de Ruyter was released
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUXHcCLMHp8 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUXHcCLMHp8




    I -Simon- star in that movie too




    and my friend Fien (and our human) tooo



    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 01 September 2015 at 12:02

    'new' mural to celebrate Vlissingen's 700th BD





    the boy who painted it is known 'here' in particular for a pigeon -on a house in Goes- that is about 3 storeys high
    -which I totally love-
    http://super-a.nl/ - http://super-a.nl/


    it wasn't until thursday night that I learned we would have our biannual camera parade again...
    (mostly disguised as phones nowadays).
    the city -council- of Vlissingen wasn't too fast either. at the very last moment (!!) they decided Vlissingen needed a BD party and ...





    Vlissingen 'maritime', which is the little brother of the other sail events.
    previous one in 2011. in 2013 we had a big party, Sail de Ruyter

    apart from a concert in the -ancient- St.Jacobs church thursday night, it all started with the sail-in around noon on friday...




    music on board

























    ......... and that was it?????????



    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 04 September 2015 at 21:37
    an overload of clouds here







    + a weird sunset




    back to the 'sail-in'? so we were all waiting...





    and waiting...




    but apart from some 'police patrols'











    we saw nothing coming. no matter in what direction we were looking





    on the other side of the bridge, lots of people were... waiting.
    some had even brought picnic baskets. ;-)





    < I can see dead people >
    (to quote D. Ogilvie ;-))

    there were some boats at that quay





    pres. a former fishing boat. TH stands for the Zeeland island of Tholen




    and what do we have here?





    anyone??   
    (some -hopefully ;-) - funnier stuff next time?)




    Posted By: Hezu
    Date Posted: 05 September 2015 at 13:42
    That is an easy question: the large sail ship in the last picture is Russian training ship Mir. And how I know that? Because I do have a picture of that very same ship while it was docked in Helsinki during the 2013 Tall Ships' Race. And if you look carefully, you can also see the ships name (in Cyrillic letters tho) behind the ropes.

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    http://hezu.1g.fi/ - Galerie Hezu


    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 05 September 2015 at 20:38


    yes, it's the Mir





    race sounds so cool!!
    do they have it listed?



    (sorry about that railing)
    did you post that pic? been on board?






    Posted By: Hezu
    Date Posted: 05 September 2015 at 21:22
    Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

    race sounds so cool!!
    Yes, these http://www.sailtraininginternational.org/events - Tall Ships events are indeed very nice. Of course, since there are just few stops on each, sadly you can't see these magnificient big ships every year near you.
    Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

    do they have it listed?

    The Tall Ships Races are listed bottow left: the big blue logo with years in red.
    Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

    did you post that pic? been on board?
    I'm not sure if I have posted any pics of Mir here, but some medley of tall ships pictures I have posted and you can find these in http://hezu.1g.fi/kuvat/kulkuneuvot/Laivat+ja+veneet/Tall+Ships+Race+2013/ - my gallery . And apparently I was onboard since I have pics of that same wall, before browsing the pictures I was unsure since there was two big Russian ships (Mir and Kruzenshtern) and I remembered that at least one of them I didn't visit, but my memory didn't serve which one it was...

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    http://hezu.1g.fi/ - Galerie Hezu


    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 05 September 2015 at 23:58
    brilliant!!! TYSM for sharing that!!
    1st time ever I see fireworks at daytime, love it!!
    on page 4 of this thread is a video in which the Kruzenshtern, former Padua, blows its horn ('this' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EP3sd8H770 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EP3sd8H770 one ;-))

    again a big sorry for a quick snap of that wall on the 'way out'. we were invited to 'abandon ship' at 5 pm, but was watching the 'sail-out' on deck on the Mir. (miraculously there were more ships leaving than we had seen coming in ;-)).
    the deck hands/sailors were already lined up n obviously very eager to go ashore







    (I s*ck as a paparazzi   )


















    Posted By: angora
    Date Posted: 08 September 2015 at 07:25
    1



    (told her?!! showed her the 1st pic on my camera. but she kept on happily posing)

    2


    3


    #feeling-pretty

    4











    #feeling beau-ti-ful

    (overload?! can't decide which b&w FX I like 'best'. while LMAO
    http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Album=4UFALMPB&fullscreen=1&autoplay=1 - http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Album=4UFALMPB&fullscreen=1&autoplay=1 )





    dock of Perry (who built his 1st dry dock in Portsmouth -1691-)










    s/v Shtandart
    http://www.shtandart.com/ - http://www.shtandart.com/
    it was Michiel's ship in the movie Michiel de Ruyter









    Posted By: darosa
    Date Posted: 08 September 2015 at 20:51
    Nice playing with that "old hat"; I like #4 best.



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