Trees and the Nieuwe Meer

Yesterday I walked around the Nieuwe Meer, the body of water that used to connect the Schinkel river which flows through the west of Amsterdam towards the IJ with the Haarlemmermeer, a large inland lake that has been turned into a polder with mainly farms and a large airport.

You could tell the days are getting shorter quickly. I left my house at 1430, and soon I was taking only blurry photos because almost all of the light had gone.

Trees casting shadows on the Sandberg Institute (the neighbour of the Rietveld Academie):

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The shore of the Nieuwe Meer:

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Walking through the Amsterdamse Bos in a direction opposite from the one I usually take, I came across these shiny stems:

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Zie de maan schijnt door de bomen / Makkers staakt uw wild geraas

(Traditional song sung by children the weeks before Sinterklaas visits their homes and brings them presents. If you look closely you see black dots in the branches: jackdaws.)

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  1. […] Update: I posted a couple more (small) photos from this walk here. I’ll post the larger versions on Flickr if and when I have the time. These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. […]

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