The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – June 2020
This little pond is part of a little park in my village. When I was a toddler I used to feed the ducks and swans here. Sitting there years later I was impressed by the green and shapes of the trees under the Corona blue sky.
A polder is a piece of land below the surrounding water level. It is artificial because it is created by man. Dykes are build to make it dry and keep the water out, and canals are made to pump water out, dumping it in canals that eventually bring it back to sea. In the background you see a dyke: behind the dyke is water of a lake. If the dyke was not there you would look at the lake :-). So this is old and new land.
During the Corona crisis, most air traffic came to a stop. The skies are blue, and occasionally a plan (mostly cargo) comes over.
Normally every minute a plan approaches Schiphol Amsterdam Airport 25 kilometres to the North. The old is no longer, this new is for the time being.
An abstract sunset.
Wild flowers against a dark backdrop.