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A break in between the Fortification St.Aagtendijk pictures:

Holland - Haarlem - Spaarne
A festive day in Haarlem on Sunday September 9, 2007

The river Spaarne is almost covered with all kinds of boats. During some days they stay there, and a few of them can even be visited.
Furthermore on the right side of the Spaarne you will find all kinds of goods for sale, whereas on the left side of the Spaarne second hand books can be bought.

My harvest consists of three books: two by Nobel prize winner Thomas Mann: 'Charlotte in Weimar' and 'The magic mountain' and a very nice book about the region I live in: Kennemerland with fine engravements of old estates, of which some still exist.

The weather was not great but started to brighten up finally contributing to the festive atmosphere.
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Sep 10 2007 10:54 GMT hans55 PRO
great view anna !
Sep 10 2007 11:59 GMT Arik77
It realy looks like festivities with all those flags everywhere .
Beautiful river view !
Sep 10 2007 12:15 GMT Petra17
Love it...must visit...
Great picture Anna...I spend some time in that city when I was little...My Oma lived in Heemstede and we used to go on the bus..
Very fond memories!
Sep 10 2007 12:18 GMT Foggydew
its all happening here - great!
Sep 10 2007 16:12 GMT asi1232
i like to go there.nice
Sep 10 2007 16:34 GMT deafcon1
En die Gladio onderzeeer zie je dus echt niet.Knap!
Sep 10 2007 16:58 GMT Adamus
Very beautiful view.
Sep 10 2007 17:13 GMT LisaSam67
absolutely beautiful scene!
Sep 10 2007 19:02 GMT Tavascarow
Wow.
Busy harbour.
:))
Sep 10 2007 20:18 GMT linnywv PRO
So colorful!! Lovely shot Anna!
Sep 10 2007 20:24 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks dear Hans for your comment!
Sep 10 2007 20:27 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks dear Arik for your reaction. It was very festive indeed but you could hardly see the river... :) On normal days the Spaarne looks like this:

http://www.fotothing.com/annaschnitfink/photo/99b66017451531cb61236c74c97784a6/
Sep 10 2007 20:33 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your reaction dear Petra. I am pleased that you have such good childhood memories of Haarlem. My daughter and her husband married in Heemstede, the very nice place where your grandmother used to live.
For a picture of the happy couple and the city Hall of Heemstede click on the link below:

http://www.fotothing.com/annaschnitfink/photo/21ce051f430e288819532297044bfd63/
Sep 10 2007 20:33 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your kind comment!!!! I knew that you would love this dear Foggydew.
Sep 10 2007 20:34 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks a lot for your reaction dear Joe!
Sep 10 2007 20:34 GMT annaschnitfink
asil232: it is great that my picture makes you want to go and visit the beautiful city of Haarlem!
Sep 10 2007 20:34 GMT annaschnitfink
Goed he???!!!
Sep 10 2007 20:35 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your comment dear Adamus!
Sep 10 2007 20:35 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you fro your nice reaction dear LisaSam67!
Sep 10 2007 20:37 GMT annaschnitfink
Dear Tavascarow: normally it is not so busy. These were special days upon which many ships go to Haarlem and can be seen and admired.
In every day life the Spaarne looks more like this:

http://www.fotothing.com/annaschnitfink/photo/3abca6d3f527451a6345d8a6be162a30/
Sep 10 2007 20:50 GMT ander
Beautiful photo-looks like a postcard or a big jigshaw puzzle.
Superb
Sep 10 2007 21:08 GMT gwen83
Leuk al die boten:)))
Sep 10 2007 22:02 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks dear Ander for your comment and for adding this one to your faves!
Sep 10 2007 22:03 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks dear Gwen: it was great to be there. The whole atmosphere was so good and nice!
Sep 10 2007 22:17 GMT corainna
wounderful pic ANA of that lovely place called Haarlem!
Sep 10 2007 22:27 GMT Pietje
A very wonderful place Haarlem I just love boats.

Have a nice week dear Anna......
Sep 10 2007 23:17 GMT Macfudge
Looks like a great place to enjoy yourself!
Sep 11 2007 08:01 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks dearCorinna for your comment!
Now that you have been in Haarlem you wil look at this picture in a different way... :)))
Sep 11 2007 08:02 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your comment dear Pietje. I am pleased you like this photo!
Sep 11 2007 08:02 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your reaction drear Hans! It was indeed a great day in a great place!!!

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