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Toll House

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – November 2022

The theme for the weekly lens artists challenge is ‘home sweet home‘. In the middle ages one had to pay tax (toll) to use the canal to enter goods into a city. This is a toll house in Oegstgeest at the Leidsevaart or Trekvaart. I am not following the brief, pointing to the places people should visit in The Netherlands. They are well known, and the paths towards them are flattened by millions of tourists. I just point to small places telling a bit about my flat country. This is the second photo of this toll house, the first was earlier this week (click here).

Shot with iPhone 13 Pro Max edited using Snapseed and Marksta Click the picture for a larger version

Historical Tax House

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – November 2022

The theme for the weekly lens artists challenge is ‘home sweet home‘. In the middle ages one had to pay tax (toll) to use the canal to enter goods into a city. This is a toll house in Oegstgeest at the Leidsevaart or Trekvaart. I am not following the brief, pointing to the places people should visit in The Netherlands. They are well known, and the paths towards them are flattened by millions of tourists. I just point to small places telling a bit about my flat country.

Shot with iPhone 13 Pro Max edited using Snapseed and Marksta Click the picture for a larger version

Zijl

The Netherlands, Leiden – August 2022

This week lens artists challenge #214 is ‘favourite finds’. A typical Dutch landscape on a warm day, with boats coming and going to the lakes. The find was the little ferry we used to cross this water, the river Zijl near Leiden.

Shot with iPhone 13 Pro Max edited using Snapseed and Marksta Click the picture for a larger version

City Hall Leiden

The Netherlands, Leiden – April 2022

The Lens-artists challenge #197 is ‘rule of thirds’. The rule of thirds is a rule of thumb how to compose images. There are more ‘rules’; another is the ‘s’ like in the photo above. But there are other ‘rules’ to make a photo attractive, and one is the use of lines. The city hall of Leiden.

Shot with iPhone 13 Pro Max edited using Snapseed and Marksta Click the picture for a larger version

Galgenwater Leiden

The Netherlands, Leiden – June 2016

This weeks challenge #187 is ‘water’. The Galgenwater in Leiden. In the background a replica a of the mill that was used by the father of Rembrandt van Rijn, who was born to the left of the bridge in the distance in 1606, 410 years before this photo.

shot with iPhone 6s plus using Hueless,  edited using Snapseed and Marksta, click the picture for a larger version

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