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Netherlands, Zaanse Schans, Jan. 2011

Motivated by the beautiful photos of the Zaanse Schans taken by AnnaMaria, we too visited this famous "open-air museum".
The Zaanse Schans is one of the popular tourist attractions of the region and an anchor point of ERIH, the European Route of Industrial Heritage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaanse_Schans
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Jan 21 2011 21:45 GMT ForestSpirit
What a splendidly picturesque house and bridge!
Jan 21 2011 21:49 GMT pauli3522
what a nice place....it seems a tale...i mean..the houses that you only can find in tales...
Jan 21 2011 21:50 GMT Icandoit
Excellent image, breathtaking shot.
Jan 21 2011 21:59 GMT LisaSam67
oh I could live there!
Jan 21 2011 22:19 GMT Annamaria
Beautiful picture, Peter!! You had great weather today!!

It was snowing here today...;-((
Jan 21 2011 22:23 GMT MargNZ
Wonderful photo taken at this interesting village Peter .... I was there in 1997 and loved it :)
Jan 21 2011 22:33 GMT WHITEDOVE
A very nice shot, i like it
Jan 21 2011 23:20 GMT mamontof
I like that property
Jan 21 2011 23:47 GMT Bellavista
What a lovely place! I like this fairy style.
Jan 22 2011 00:06 GMT junne PRO
cozy looking place, like a painting from old times
Jan 22 2011 02:43 GMT shikyo
It looks like a house in dream. Very pretty setting. Good picture!
Jan 22 2011 03:56 GMT fhelsing PRO
that's charming!
Jan 22 2011 05:20 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks for the hyperlink Peter. I enjoyed reading about the individual mills at the site
Zaanse Schans. What can you say about the Oil Mills? Were these used for pressing vegetable oils or what?
Jan 22 2011 06:19 GMT linnywv PRO
It looks like it's right out of a Fairy Tale. Beautiful!
Jan 22 2011 08:04 GMT FLUMP
Picture postcard....like a modern John Constable!!
Jan 22 2011 08:04 GMT FLUMP
Picture postcard....like a modern John Constable!!
Jan 22 2011 08:10 GMT Midworlder PRO
Postcard alright
Jan 22 2011 08:11 GMT Pea2007
A very special house.
Jan 22 2011 08:51 GMT senna3
Larry, the Dutch oil mills used rapeseed, groundnuts and linseed to get the oil. In the river Zaan area (De Zaanse Schans is a located at the river Zaan), oil mills were used to produce paint. The Dutch version of the link above gives much more information about the function of the individual mills you can see at the Zaanse Schans. I remember that you do read German, so look at the link http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96lm%C3%BChle. There you can find more details than at the Engilsh link.
I will post a picture of one of the oil mills we saw during our visit.
Jan 22 2011 09:14 GMT sini
So nice!:)
Jan 22 2011 09:14 GMT skyball
Quaint..lovely shot......
Jan 22 2011 09:28 GMT senna3
Thank you all for your nice comments.
Jan 22 2011 10:05 GMT bandsix
That is such a pretty image...it's lovely!
Jan 22 2011 10:58 GMT David244
Terrfici subject captured so well ,an enchanting image well done
Jan 22 2011 11:04 GMT clintonfolks
love it .. beautiful photo.!!!!!!!
Jan 22 2011 11:25 GMT Jakeobean
Peter....it is so nice that the people and government of the Netherlands is preserving these historical artifacts for the current and future generations....so many times we let great and significant structure fall to ruin.....
Jan 22 2011 11:38 GMT senna3
Thank you Barbara.
Jan 22 2011 11:38 GMT senna3
Thank you David.
Jan 22 2011 11:41 GMT senna3
Thank you Dave.
Jan 22 2011 11:57 GMT senna3
That is true Jake, the Dutch government spend a lot of money in preserving these "monuments of the past". It surprised us that no fee is asked to enter this Zaanse Schans village!
Jan 22 2011 15:09 GMT elsje323
beautiful picture
Jan 22 2011 15:14 GMT senna3
Thank you Elsje.
Jan 22 2011 17:12 GMT LizSA
this is really beautiful Peter.... I love the atmosphere in places like this...!!
Jan 22 2011 17:44 GMT senna3
Liz, as soon as you are ready to visit the Netherlands, we will take you to this charming village!
Jan 23 2011 02:36 GMT martini957
Eye delightful...wonderful
Jan 23 2011 02:53 GMT Studio88
Peter, Outstanding Work As Always ;-)
Jan 23 2011 07:50 GMT senna3
Thank you Nancy.
Jan 23 2011 07:50 GMT senna3
Thank you Howard.
Jan 23 2011 09:08 GMT marijke06
lovely image
Jan 23 2011 13:55 GMT senna3
Thank you Marijke.
Jan 25 2011 14:20 GMT charlie26
Very lovely view.
Jan 25 2011 16:20 GMT senna3
Thank you Jacqueline.
Jan 27 2011 13:10 GMT Lalbabu
Beautiful scene!!!
Jan 27 2011 13:15 GMT senna3
Thank you Soumen.
Feb 23 2011 22:40 GMT Helyafar
That's a real beauty!!!!! thanks for sharing it.
Feb 24 2011 07:39 GMT senna3
Thank you Helya.

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