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Moving Water

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Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.

— Mikhail Lermontov

For nearly a thousand years, the Dutch have been clever in dealing with the water that surrounds them. The sustainable blend of nature and technology used to keep Kinderdijk dry is so uniquely valuable that the area and its windmills were granted UNESCO World Heritage status.

You won’t find a windmill complex like Kinderdijk anywhere else in the world. The ingenious system of windmills and pumping stations have been keeping the soil dry here for centuries now, in a constant struggle between human brains and the power of the water.


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CBW: cold and hot

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Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.

— Chaim Potok


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CBW: Crooked & Squiggly Lines

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May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.

— Edward Abbey


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CBW: Doors

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The richly carved door frame dates from the end of the 17th century. Notice the snakes on the doorposts? The threshold has been hollowed out by the many footsteps of pupils from the first Christian primary school in Elburg, located in this building from 1866 to 1909.


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CBW: Languid Lake

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is all about things starting with Letters K or L this week. I had trouble finding suitable photos and finally chose this one. A tranquil lake.

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Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.

— Indra Devi


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CBW: Stones

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CBW: Things found in a kitchen

And how I wished this was my kitchen. I adore these enameled pots and pans. ❤

By the way, ‘aardappelen’ means ‘potatoes’. And ‘groenten’ are ‘vegetables’. Weird language huh, Dutch? 😉

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