Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tilting at windmills

Above: Last Saturday, I took a five-hour excursion to the north of Amsterdam to see, among other things, windmills. These Dutch icons used to be everywhere, but then began disappearing -- new technology (steam engines) was replacing them. In the 20th century, a program was started to preserve them.

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"You're going be glad when you're back to the States," my friend Kate told me. I enjoyed my trip, but I have to admit she's a wise lady. Always nice to get back home.

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Above: I played in my favorite online tournament today. When we were heads-up and the chips went in, I had 9-9 and the villain had A-8. The flop came with an ace, natch.

Photo taken with my Canon 40D.

9 comments:

  1. Your photos are breathtaking. I hope you enjoyed your trip.

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  2. @VJ: Thanks! Yes, trip was great. Good to be home, too.

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  3. I hope that tilting at windmills is not a metaphor for your bridge or poker playing.

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  4. Love the photo, glad you had a good trip. I agree tho, always nice to get back home. Nice job on 2nd gg! -Sherry

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  5. I remember reading of windmills and dikes when I was a kid and was mightily impressed. So nice you got a chance to see some.

    Love your title. Welcome home!

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  6. Uhhh ... are you going to be writing a sex and hash post soon? More MOJO pictures? lol

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  7. @Lowell: I saw dikes that keep the ocean out. Was surprised to note they aren't as big as the levees along the Mississippi River.

    @lightning: A guy left a comment that when he was in Amsterdam, he was too young -- only 9 years old. For me it was the opposite: I was in Amsterdam when I was too old! In my younger days . . . heh heh.

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  8. I always wanted to go to Amsterdam. The city where I'm from has a heavy Dutch influence--love the architecture! I've read all your traveling posts--you're so lucky.

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