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Netherlands, Amsterdam, Oosterdok, May 2013

Last Sunday (May 5th) the Netherlands celebrated the end of WW II. At this occasion, our children invited us for a trip on their boat through the harbour and canals of Amsterdam. This is one of the many pictures I took on this trip. It shows a replica of the VOC ship "De Amsterdam" (VOC = Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie = United Dutch East Indian Company). The original Amsterdam sailed up the North Sea in 1749. In a raging storm the rudder snapped. The master decided to beach the brand-new ship on the south coast of England. The replica was built in 1985 by 400 volunteers (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam_(VOC_ship) ). In the background the Scheepvaart Museum of Amsterdam.
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May 09 2013 18:49 GMT linnywv PRO
How wonderful to have a trip to see family! This is a super shot. So clear and that ship is gorgeous!!
May 09 2013 18:49 GMT linnywv PRO
How wonderful to have a trip to see family! This is a super shot. So clear and that ship is gorgeous!!
May 09 2013 18:57 GMT Macfudge
It is great to see the results of the efforts of all those volunteers. THe generations that follow us will have something great to see and appreciate as history can be viewed and boarded.
May 09 2013 19:14 GMT julie13
Stunning photography
May 09 2013 19:14 GMT skyball
I do love all this old vintage stuff, cars, planes, sailing ships....
May 09 2013 19:15 GMT elsje323
stunning shot
May 09 2013 19:18 GMT saffi9
impressive
May 09 2013 19:23 GMT mypictures49
Very nice.Pretty shot.
May 09 2013 20:15 GMT MargNZ
Beautifully built replica of this historic ship Peter . Very nice photo :)
May 09 2013 20:31 GMT ForestSpirit
What a magnificent ship, perfectly photographed!
May 09 2013 20:50 GMT clintonfolks
oh boy .. a fave WOW..
May 09 2013 21:33 GMT ujbanyiv
Great Work...
May 09 2013 22:20 GMT junne PRO
what a beautiful ship ! you caught this vessel with sharp detail . remarkable, because neither you nor the ship is totally quiet on the water. the perfect sky makes it even more fantastic. i am adding it to my favorites.
May 09 2013 22:30 GMT mellie
Peter, this is beautiful. To my fav's!
May 09 2013 23:49 GMT fhelsing PRO
That is a handsome ship!
May 10 2013 01:52 GMT T1MELESS PRO
A great shot peter with lot's of detail !!!
May 10 2013 06:24 GMT Bigbear10
A beautiful looking ship, well captured
May 10 2013 06:51 GMT bandsix
Thanks for the information Peter...and a great image, too....
May 10 2013 09:10 GMT hans55 PRO
fantastic picture of this great replica !! ... fav ofcourse ... i did my Navy training at the left of it !! :-)
May 10 2013 14:30 GMT Lalbabu
Outstanding capture agree with junne 'neither you nor the ship is totally quiet on the water'!!!
May 10 2013 14:37 GMT Papagena
Wow what an impressive old sailorboat !! Your children were great to invite you for this event !! Thanks also for these interesting informations Peter !!

Btw. Great to see you back !! I supposed you were on holidays !!
May 10 2013 16:00 GMT martini957
Awesome trip
May 10 2013 18:31 GMT wijnie58
Beautiful shot of this replica..:-))
May 11 2013 04:36 GMT larrybenedict
Worthy of framing Peter.
May 11 2013 21:20 GMT Cooler PRO
So beautiful ;-)
May 15 2013 08:42 GMT Bellavista
This a wonderful sailboat at the back! Would be nice to is it inside too.
Should have been a lovely day with your family boating through your wonderful city!

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