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Holland - Haarlem - Spaarne
A festive day in Haarlem on Sunday September 9, 2007 - collage of two pictures
The mill is called De Adriaan
De Adriaan, an eightcornered corn mill, was built in the year 1779. Burnt down in 1932. Rebuilt in 1999. Since the mill is situated in a city, it had to be built on top of another building in order to catch the wind. The original mill, the one that was burnt down, was built on top of the remnants of one of the towers belonging to the city walls, surrounding Haarlem and protecting it against invaders.

The river Spaarne with all kinds of boats. During some days they stay there, and a few of them can even be visited.
Furthermore on one side of the Spaarne you will find all kinds of goods for sale, whereas on the lopposite 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 11 2007 09:20 GMT Ovidiu
beautiful view!
Sep 11 2007 09:22 GMT hans55 PRO
great view anna ... whats that navy ship ?? ... it looks like a minesweeper but the registration is strange !
Sep 11 2007 09:44 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your reaction: I have no idea about this large ship, dear Hans. You could visit the ship, but Lenie and I got tired by checking all the books which were for sale, so we decided to fetch our bikes and go home.
Sep 11 2007 09:45 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your comment dear Ovidiu!
Sep 11 2007 09:46 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your comment dear Ovidiu!
Sep 11 2007 10:28 GMT gwen83
Echt een Hollands uitzicht, mooi gedaan:)))
Sep 11 2007 12:10 GMT iyerhari
a great informations about the corn mill...
Sep 11 2007 12:26 GMT sourdos
beautifull place!
Sep 11 2007 12:34 GMT brummieboy
What a delightful scene ......so Dutch ....
Sep 11 2007 12:57 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you very much dear Gwen!
Sep 11 2007 12:58 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks my dear friend Iyer for your reaction!
Sep 11 2007 12:58 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you dear Sourdos for your comment!
Sep 11 2007 12:58 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks dear Phil for your nice reaction!
Sep 11 2007 16:46 GMT Adamus
Fantastic shot.
Sep 11 2007 17:52 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks dear Adamus for your kind comment!
Sep 11 2007 18:00 GMT happysnapper
Nice shot my dear A:) and so clear too.
Sep 11 2007 18:35 GMT Midworlder PRO
I'm surprised to see the Military? boat there ... interesting scene
Sep 11 2007 19:21 GMT fotoloekb PRO
Mooi plaatje van Haarlem en vooral van De Adriaan!
Haarlem is nog steeds in de planning, door omstandigheden is het er dit jaat nog niet van gekomen.
Sep 12 2007 07:46 GMT corainna
it looke to be a very nice day, wish to could be there! hugs, corina
Sep 12 2007 09:49 GMT rock
again a fabolous shot!
Sep 12 2007 12:16 GMT Jakeobean
Anna...this is a stunning landscape photograph...great clarity..marvelous content..and post card quality....
Sep 13 2007 07:01 GMT Lubranco
Another wonderful landscape drom Haarlem dear Anna.
Sep 13 2007 18:25 GMT jomoud PRO
Fabulous view Anna.
Thanks for uploading a little piece of home:)
Sep 13 2007 19:00 GMT annaschnitfink
My pleasure dear John! :)
Sep 13 2007 19:04 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your very kind comment, my dear R.!
Sep 13 2007 19:06 GMT annaschnitfink
Dear Midworlder, thank you for your comment. These days were special boat days and you could visit the large Navy boat. We had no time to do that, because the friend I was in Haarlem with, had other obligations later that day...
Sep 13 2007 19:08 GMT annaschnitfink
Dear Loek: Haarlem is so old already. It will patiently wait for you to come and pay a visit to this beautiful city! I am pleased you like this picture.
Sep 13 2007 19:09 GMT annaschnitfink
Some day, some time, you shall be back dear Corinna, and then we shall go and visit Haarlem (and Amsterdam) again!!! :)))
Sep 13 2007 19:09 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your very kind comment dear Rock!
Sep 13 2007 19:10 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your great comment dear Jake. I am pleased with it! :)))
Sep 13 2007 19:10 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks dear Luisa for your kind and valued reaction!
Sep 15 2007 05:15 GMT Tavascarow
Lovely scene.
Sep 15 2007 11:09 GMT ander
Superb photo -
And thanks for the history lesson
Sep 17 2007 12:17 GMT Petra17
Great to read the information...Lovely pictures..
I had a Dutch series of coffee mugs with all the diffirent mills on the.
The mugs have all been broken but I do remember some of the names.
Oct 06 2007 22:28 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks dear Tavascarow for your comment!
Oct 06 2007 22:29 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your comment dear Ander!
Oct 06 2007 22:31 GMT annaschnitfink
Thank you too for your comment dear Petra.
What a pity that in the end all your coffee mugs with mills on them got broken... Fortunately - via the internet - you can brush up a lot of your knowledge on dutch and other wind- and water mills!
Oct 18 2007 19:16 GMT Mandara
lovely! i wish i can go to netherland soon with my best friend ( he's from there)
Oct 18 2007 20:11 GMT annaschnitfink
Thanks for your comment dear Mandara!