zondag 17 februari 2013

Typical dutch

Every farm its wooden bridge here in Giethoorn as they are build on their own islands. The high of the bridge was determined by the harvey (or stock of cattle) that had to cross the bridges on flat wooden ships called punters (sorry, only in dutch) and propelled by long booms that where put in the bottom of the canal and the skipper walked then along the boat. The form of the boat on the photo is also a punter but a more modern version. 
One for sunday bridges here .

10 opmerkingen:

  1. a high and sturdy looking ramp if a little steep.

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  2. I think that is a nice and simple but very elegant bridge design. A nice photo too, especially with the passing boat.

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  3. This is one of the things about blogging that I like. You get to show us about your country. So far you are doing a good job S.C.

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  4. it would be neat to have a personal tiny island

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  5. That is a wonderful photo...oh my Looks like a postcard! What lovely and relaxing day that must be to ride in that little boat! so jealous!!

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  6. Beautiful scene with an interesting story/explanation.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  7. The little island and house look like paradise, so neatly kept, green and surrounded by water. It must be amazing to wander around and see such sights.

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  8. Wow, own island, with the canal and so much greenery, paradise in my mind !

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