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.
The theme for the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #63 is ‘magical’.
The Johan Cruijff Arena, home of Ajax Amsterdam, just before the start of a home match.
One of the fixed events at a home match is a young player juggling a ball in the middle of the pitch.
This boy of 8 managed to do that 2736 times. Then he had to stop because the match started.
Apart from the magic of that boy, this is the place where Ajax creates its magic.
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