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Snow in the Bijlmer
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Snow in the Bijlmer

Dec 17, 2010
Wow, a snow storm like we haven’t seen one for ages – in fact – like I can’t remember one at all!…
The whole west of the Netherlands is snowed in – all the traffic is blocked, people are stuck in railway stations and on the highways, buses don’t drive any more, planes don’t fly – the airport Schiphol has unfolded 1500 camping beds for stranded passengers – for those who are on the road, a nightmare… For those of us who are safely at home, a marvellous view!

this photo – The park-landscape in between the huge apartment buildings of The Bijlmermeer, Amsterdam South-East – Covered with snow – a winter paradise ;) – Black and white version

Amsterdam Bijlmermeer
_The Bijlmermeer or colloquially Bijlmer is one of the neighbourhoods that form the Amsterdam Zuidoost borough (or “stadsdeel”) of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It’s well known because of it’s rich, disturbed history, it’s multicultural population and it’s typical “Bijlmer apartment buildings” with their as typical honey-rate ground plan. Originally built in the 70’s it was a very renewing city-development project based on an original concept, that caught international attention from architects all over the world. As a social concept, it sadly failed though, and in recent years there has been done a lot of effort for city renewal and to improve the social cohesion and reputation of this neighbourhood.

In 1992, the Bijlmer once again got in the International news, when El Al Flight 1862 crashed into two Bijlmermeer buildings. (the incident was known as the Bijlmer disaster)

Many of the typical Bijlmer-apartment buildings have now been demolished and been replaced by a much larger variety of neigbourhoods for living, and shopping area’s. Only in the area where I live, the original buildings have been renovated, and will be preserved in what is now called the “Bijlmer Museum – area”, surrounding the plane-crash memorial place."
(Source & see for more info: Wikipedia )


Technical details:

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
exp.time 1/60 sec. at f/5,6
ISO 200 Focal length 18 mm

TAGS : black and white, bw, snow, winter, Bijlmer, Amsterdam Southeast, Netherlands, seasons, nature, trees, landscapes, apartment buildings, steppeland

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Looking down on snowy trees

Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px


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Comments

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you so much, my friend! :)

    – steppeland

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful

  • Thank you, my friend!

    – steppeland

  • ArtistJD
    ArtistJDalmost 4 years ago

    TOP TEN WINNER! ! !

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