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    Posted: 26 July 2021 at 20:59
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Doing our holiday with day trips from home this year, we are exploring the area by bike.
Today we put the bikes on the car and drove to Marken, a picturesque village on an peninsula in the Markermeer (Marken lake). Until 1957 it was an island.


It's one of those places nearby, where I had never been before. It's located close to the probably better know village Volendam.
Usually it is crowded with (foreign) tourists, but 'thanks to Covid' it was a quiet day.


Here is just a reportage of some snaps. No masterpieces, since I was on tour with the spouse


#1 First sight


#2 Nothing to do with lack of perspective correction in PP ;-)



#3 Unused for a while



#4 Unfortunately the famous lighthouse ('Het paard van MArken') was scaffolded



#5 The village from the other side



#6 The harbour



#7 Lots of picturesque views



#8 Monument 'The Wave' placed in 2016, a century after a big flooding in 1916.



#9 Lots of narrow streets



#10 More typical houses



#11 Typical half open doors



#12 The church



#13 Maxima bridge



#14 'Tiny house'



#15 We deserved an ice cream after our tour


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Edited by Fred_S - 17 August 2021 at 21:09
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jadom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2021 at 21:46
Beautiful set of pictures. Nicely spent day. It looks like your wife did not disturb you at work, Fred. Good woman.
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Great ones and so very dutch. Too bad "Het Paard" was scaffolded, but we have the wide views #1, 5 and 12. Which i liked most too. I think the ice cream bike also wasn't used for some time. No biking is un-dutch, also it seems very quiet there as i don't see any people. Or was it early? Maybe #8 is slightly rotated. TFS Fred   
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gorgeous, Fred! what a brilliant new thread, Holland's glory! a deserted Marken...
(stunned you had never been there! -how about E.?-. I was there, but it has been a while. must have been not older than 3, but clearly remember slippery wooden steps towards a platform over the water, leading to a damp, very small wooden shed, where my ma bought me a woven scarf, that belonged to the local folk costume. swamp like conditions! the Marker costume(s) must be the most attractive, most certainly most colourful in the land?! -if I recall correctly, Joe posted a pic (from Alkmaar)- ). do they dress up their geese as well? (#7).
love each & every pic! but #1 the most! it won't get any dutcher than this? (name of Maxima looks out of place in such an authentic little town. c/b me?). shame about the scaffolds, but pretty sure this will be succeeded with an incredible amount of lighthouse pics! ;)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2021 at 13:26
Lovely set Fred. Well chosen frames. #1 is my favorite, but #9 and #13 are close

I've been there once for sunrise, the lighthouse being a good subject for that (possibly not so attractive in the current scaffolded state). Didn't spend time in the village, seeing these I realise I missed an opportunity for scenic pictures.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tricky01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2021 at 13:28
Great photos Fred. I've been to Marken for sunrise but still not seen it properly in daylight (only through dreary eyes). 5, 12 and 13 are my favourites.
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From February 2015. One of the most exciting sunrise shoots I've done, after an hours drive from home having set off in pitch black, then a 20 minute cycle from the car park, very rewarding seeing the sky mature from night and just getting there in time.

1. The race for sunrise at the lighthouse (from cycle path)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2021 at 19:32
Thanks for joining Simon! Beautiful shots.
Indeed the lighthouse is popular for sunrise shots. I saw a report/picture from earlier this year where 25 photographers were lined up to capture it
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2021 at 19:42
Thanks all for the kind comments!

@ jadom: indeed, my wife deserves some credits, although as mentioned they are all 'snap shots, which was doable since we walked thtough the old centre. I did not get into setups with tripods and ND filters.

@ MichelvA: The ice cream car was out of use indeed and for decoration only, parked on the roof of a shed. It wasn't early, but really quiet, with just a handful of visitors. Maybe people were afraid of the code yellow alarm for thunderstorms (which only came through when we were back home).

#8 corrected now, thanks

@ angora: I haven't seen any costumes. The MAxima bridgde didn't fo justice to the size of the bridge (and village). Sorry to disappoint you, not many lighthouse pics, the pier was blocked with a fence too.

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A few more

#16 The lighthouse


#17 ANother lighthouse


#18 Ice breakers


#19 The harbour from a different POV


#20 Another little house



#21 Wooden shoes at the dorostep, teh closet to 'costumes' I have seen


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