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17 July 2007

Week 28: Dutch summer

Filed under: — Administrator @ 09:59

This week I show you a mixed selection of images; if there is a common theme, it must be our Dutch summer which this year has been variable and unpredictable, as usual. Rain and sunshine alternate several times on any given day.

This is our parking lot at work. We watched it fill up with water during the day, as the drain could not cope with the quantity of rain, and finally we decided to move our cars to higher ground:

The alternates

Alternate 1
A similar story in a rest area along the A2 motorway:

Alternate 2
Same rest area:

Alternate 3
On Wednesday evening, Clare, the UK marketing manager, came to give some training to our salespeople. In the evening we went out for dinner, and I snapped this informal, available-light portrait at a tapas restaurant in Eindhoven:

Alternate 4
On Thursday, while driving home from work, I got a call from my wife instructing me to proceed to the house of some English friends in Hilversum, where an impromptu garden party was in progress. These two guys were allegedly playing songs from the Beatles songbook:

Alternate 5
Finally, Saturday morning I woke up to something that looked like a proper summer day. So I took my motorcycle and went for a ride to small town near Zwolle where I had heard there was a good camera shop. The shop was OK, but as often with motorcycle trips, the ride was more important than the destination. I drove on country roads like this one:

Alternate 6
This sign caught my eye. I love smoked eel. It is commonly sold in touristy seaside places, but this was a village that was not touristy at all:

Alternate 7
So I pulled over and rang the bell as instructed by this sign:

Alternate 8
The elderly gentleman in this picture is in charge of smoking the eel:

Alternate 9
Like most small-town people, he was very friendly and offered to open the smoker for me so I could take a picture of the eels:

Alternate 10

1 Comment »

  1. Hi Nathan,

    Enjoyed the photos for their lightheartedness, youth and color. I’ll pass on the eels since I adhere to Kosher cuisine. You know, scales, etc. I know I miss a lot because of that. Missing a lot can be very healthy practice.


    Comment by Bob Rosen — 18 July 2007 @ 17:43

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