vrijdag 17 mei 2013

The beauty of a grey sky.

I find it a pleasant sky to watch until the rain starts falling but it looks always interesting.

Here from the same spot a shot with a tele lens from the "Montelbaans" tower and the "Zuider" church.  The Montelbaans tower in front was once part of the city defense works from the middle ages but lost its function and in 1606 it got the white part made by the same architect as later the Zuider church.  Build between 1608 and 1611 by Hendrik the Keyser it was the first protestant church in Amsterdam.
I dedicate this post to skywatch friday here.

14 opmerkingen:

  1. That is one threatening dark sky. Sometimes there's more than rain in those clouds.

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  2. With cloudy sky you managed a nice picture. I prefer to take pictures when is the sunnys weather. I want to give attention to my blog about Bratislava.
    Have a nice day!

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  3. Very interesting post, SC. «Louis» always enjoys reading about the history of buildings - who built them, why and when.

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  4. Very beautiful photos for SWF!Thank you for it and have a nice weekend!

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  5. Lovely captures and I love that cloudy sky.Have a great weekend!

    Shantana

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  6. The sky - and also the very long looking boat, both are interesting.

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  7. Wonderful to see Amsterdam again and your historical comments make it so much more special.

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  8. I just checked the weather for today and one of my towns in the South came up and that you pictured is their skies for the week. That is one good thing about being home, the sunny skies of California are nice.

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  9. I agree -gray sky has its own beauty!
    Thanks for dropping by :)

    http://www.womenandperspectives.com/2013/05/sky-watch-roof-and-gray-sky.html

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  10. You can still find beauty even in the darkest of times.

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  11. I think everything is beautiful..it is a matter of the eyes that sees..i think..

    Beautiful photoes:))))

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  12. I love the distinctive church towers against the grey skies. Part of the beauty of Amsterdam.

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