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Beautiful photo of skating on Netherlands canals

Beautiful photo of skating on Netherlands canals

Jan 16th, 2009, 07:32 AM
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Beautiful photo of skating on Netherlands canals

In this morning's NYT.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/8r86qt
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Jan 16th, 2009, 07:40 AM
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That is very cool.
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Jan 16th, 2009, 08:14 AM
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It's a lovely photo - in a few weeks time I hope to skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa - not quite the same - there are no windmills -but still a pleasure.

http://www.canadascapital.gc.ca/bins...9-10080&lang=1
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Jan 16th, 2009, 09:56 AM
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I just took the train from Amsterdam to Paris on the 10th, and it seemed like continual skating from Amsterdam to Antwerp. Every little town was full of families skating. It was lovely, and I wished I could have stopped and joined the fun.
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Jan 16th, 2009, 10:56 AM
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Great photo - thanks for sharing!
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Jan 16th, 2009, 12:21 PM
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What fun, zeppo. You might have had the best kind of view; apparently the hospitals there are full of broken wrists and such.
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Jan 16th, 2009, 12:40 PM
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My understanding is that temperatures used to be a lot colder several centuries ago, and skating on iced-over canals and ponds was a common winter pasttime. The ice-skating scenes could be seen in the paintings by Hendrick Avercamp.
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Thank you for posting - lovely picture.
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