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27 February 2006

Week 07: AMS & Alsace

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The images for week 7 are a good illustration why the Dutch engage in mass migration to the south during both winter and summer holidays.

This is what winter looks like in Amsterdam:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm L Canon, ISO 400)

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(Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm L Canon, ISO 400)

The second alternate is from the town where I live, Almere. Not exactly your typical Dutch charming town:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm L Canon, ISO 400)

So, like many others, we set out for the Swiss Alps on Saturday 18th February. We drove a westerly route, going through Belgium, Luxembourg and France before crossing into Switzerland at Basel. This is a slightly longer way than going through Germany, but we wanted to avoid the expected traffic jams in southern Germany. A further advantage was that our route took us through my favourite part of France, Alsace, and we took advantage by stopping in the lovely town of Riquewihr. Here is a view from the main street, of course called Rue du General de Gaulle:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm L Canon, ISO 400)

And here are two of the beautiful restaurant and hotel signs one sees all over Riquewihr:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm L Canon, ISO 400)

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(Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm L Canon, ISO 400)

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