Winter pleasure at Kinderdijk by jchanders

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Some skaters on the ice at one of the most famous tourist spots of the Netherlands, the mills at Kinderdijk, taken after sunset. There is nothing like skating on natural ice to turn the Dutch into a crowd of fitness fans. Due to the climate change natural ice strong enough for outdoor skating has been very scarce these years. So the present wave of cold weather is enjoyed with all the more pleasure.

Kinderdijk/The Netherlands, 6th January 2009, 4.59 pm
Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200 mm at 135 mm
F 5,6, 1/60, ISO 800

By 11th April 2011 viewed 1185 times, commented upon 37 times and favorited by 12 people.

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  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot of the ice and the ice skaters. What is the propeller objects?

  • Thanks a lot. The “objects” are traditional 18th-century windmills.

    – jchanders

  • Maria Dryfhout
    Maria Dryfhoutalmost 6 years ago

    I would love to skate there… My mother tells me many stories about skating here. She would say the ice was so clear that you could see the fish below…

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.almost 6 years ago

    Ohh love it!!
    We have also a few lake that are frozen now and it’s so fun just to walk on it with the ice cracking.

  • traveller
    travelleralmost 6 years ago

    Great shot, lovely Dutch winter.

  • Maximus
    Maximusalmost 6 years ago

    za time for za skates… sorry at my poor attempt at humour. lovely pic, but too cold for this Aussie. :)

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful, just what we all think of when we think about the Netherlands …

  • Di Jenkins
    Di Jenkinsalmost 6 years ago

    a wonderful slice of Dutch life! Great shot!

  • linifer
    liniferalmost 6 years ago

    wonderful scene!!!

  • flyfish70
    flyfish70almost 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture, love how everyone seems to be having fun, and I love the wind mills in the background, stunning shot!!!!!!

  • Alison Cornford-Matheson
    Alison Cornfor...almost 6 years ago

    Lovely! I’m really hoping to see the race this year as this is the first freeze since I’ve been living in Europe!

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