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Snow in the Bijlmer and My colourful neighbourhood-collection collection
Amsterdam SouthEast, the Netherlands

this photo – The trees and park landscape in between the huge apartment buildings of The Bijlmermeer, Amsterdam South-East – Covered with snow – a winter paradise ;) – Black and white version
Copyright © 2011 Steppeland – All rights reserved
Views: 1155 Favorites: 31 on Jan 18, 2012

For description and technical info, please scroll down.

Background info

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!

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Many of the typical Bijlmer-apartment buildings have now been demolished and been replaced by a much larger variety of neigbourhoods for living, and shopping area’s. Only in the area where I live, the original buildings have been renovated, and will be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 1/125 sec. at f/5,6
ISO 200mm, Focal length 18 mm
180 views on Jan.17, 2011

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

Redbubble Home Page Feature

3 March 2011 (Top second)

Challenge Winner

Challenge winner in Nature in black and white – Hosting tutorial class (Jan. 17, 2011)
Challenge winner in Snow in Europe – European everyday life (Nov. 27, 2011)
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Features and Top10 placements
Featured in A place to call ome (December 18 , 2010)
Featured in Frost, snow and ice – Dutch showcase (December 19, 2010)
Featured in Moody and evocative (December 19, 2010)
Featured in Tuesday Afternoon (December 19, 2010)
Featured in Image writing (December 20,2010)
Featured in Tell your photo story (Jan. 13, 2011)
Featured in The world (Oct. 12, 2011)
Top10 in B&W – Amateur Photographers Association (Nov. 6, 2011)
Top10 in looking up or down – Cee’s fun artsy friends (Jan. 19, 2012)
Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups

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Snow in the Bijlmer

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

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 4 years ago

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 4 years ago

    absolutely stunning! excellent capture!!

  • Thank you so much, Tori! Glad you like it! – and thanks for the fave too!

    – steppeland

  • Laddie Halupa
    Laddie Halupaabout 4 years ago

  • That’s wonderful! Thank you so much for the feature!

    – steppeland

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTabout 4 years ago

    lovely winter capture…congrats

  • Thank you so much for the kind comment

    – steppeland

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasabout 4 years ago

    Love this!!!

  • Thank you so much! Glad you like it! :)

    – steppeland

  • orangepen689
    orangepen689about 4 years ago winter photographs when they are well done like this..thanks

  • Thank you so much, Matthew for the kind compliment!

    – steppeland

  • polly470
    polly470about 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much, polly for the kind comment and fave!

    – steppeland

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 4 years ago

  • Thanks a lot, Sarnia!

    – steppeland

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    beautiful winter shot

  • Thanks a lot, Sylvia!

    – steppeland

  • Bel Menpes
    Bel Menpesabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Bel!

    – steppeland

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