Paul - who brings friendly nonsense (blur_kiwi) wrote,
Paul - who brings friendly nonsense
blur_kiwi

This is the final selection of my photos from my recent stay in The Netherlands over Christmas. We did a lot of driving around, which meant that I had lots of opportunities to take photos and get a real feel for what the area is like.
 
My favourite part of The Netherlands is Friesland and we made a couple of expeditions into the area. One place that really grabbed my imagination was Sloten, the smallest of the province's eleven cities. It is designated as a city but actually has less than 900 inhabitants. It's a gorgeous little place full of old buildings. There were people skating on a makeshift rink placed over the canal that runs through the centre of the city. It was a delight to see this traditional and 'very Dutch' activity being enjoyed by old and young alike. People who are learning to skate for the first time use a chair to balance and keep themselves on their feet.

I really liked Sloten, I hope you like it as much as I did.

A duck on ice at Sloten
A duck on ice at Sloten

 
The skating rink on the canal at Sloten
The skating rink on the canal at Sloten

 
Sloten house
Sloten house

 
Skating for beginners
Skating for beginners

 
The mill at Sloten
The mill at Sloten

 
Sloten's frozen marina
Sloten's frozen marina

 
Boats
Boats

 
More Sloten houses
More Sloten houses

 
Another sun and silhouettes
Another sun and silhouettes

 
Boat on the Ijselmeer
Boat on the Ijselmeer

 
Cold roadway
Cold roadway

 
Greylag geese
Greylag geese

 




Tags: nl 2008, nl pics, travel
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