Category Archives: Landscape

Zeelandbrug

Unable to bear the colour of monotony that life seemed to be presenting me and being generally terribly uninspired, I decided to go somewhere to do something. After an abandoned attempt to go towards Groningen in the East, due to bad weather and slippery roads, I decided to drive towards Zeeland in the South to see Zeelandbrug which is the longest bridge in Netherlands. This is my second visit there and also the one where I actually managed to capture some long exposures, something I couldn’t do earlier as I had forgotten an important piece of equipment – the tripod, which for good measure now permanently resides in my car.

I wanted to make some hot soup and noodles here while I wait in the cold, so I packed my camping stove and some utensils, but ended up facing a minor setback in which I forgot to carry the said soup and noodle packets.

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Afsluitdijk

Its is one of the longest dyke with an amazing story and history behind it as it stands as the first line of defence against flooding from North Sea. Standing on top of the footbridge, one can clearly see the difference in water levels from North Sea on one side and to that of IJsselmeer on the other side. There is a small cafe with a pier beside it on the dyke and here are some long exposures of the view from there

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Keukenhof

This year I got a chance to see Keukenhof again but from a different and non-touristic perspective when a friend offered to drive me around the fields outside of the touristic keukenhof area. Although the look of the flowers remain the same, the experience was drastically different.

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Bike trip to Marken

Marken is a tiny gorgeous island town, about 30 km from Amsterdam. The last time I visited that place, I along with few friends took public transportation, but didn’t reach the light house as it required walking for few kilometers and not everyone was up for it.

Having recently purchased a road bike, this time I decided to bike to it and back – a total of 60kms – alone.

Light house

Before I could reach the Lighthouse in Marken, which is well connected by dedicated cycling paths, I had to bike through lots of small towns, marshes, fields and lots of bridges over canals and the famous dykes of dutch-land.

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a bison
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