Thursday, June 17, 2010
on northern light
A few bits from inside "De Hoop" (the hope) windmill in Loenen ~ used for milling grain, not draining water. I was so entranced by the beautiful quality of light inside, creating an endless series of rustic Dutch still lifes, that I neglected to take a photograph of the mill itself. But, oh the power of wind! It is tremendous.
I was told that there were three classic Dutch experiences not to be missed ~ windmills, tulips, and raw young herring ~ all of which I enjoyed with gusto! Okay, the herring: it was a little tough to take in theory, but not nearly as unappealing in practice.