This is De Rijp by Allard One on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
De Rijp is a village in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Graft-De Rijp, and lies about 10 km northwest of Purmerend.
De Rijp was a separate municipality until 1970, when it merged with Graft.
The statistical area “De Rijp”, which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 4020.

The building on the right is the Town Hall, called “De Waag” and dates from 1630. It was designed by Jan Adriaanszoon Leeghwater (1575 - 1650), a civil engineer and builder of (polder) mills.

I’m aware of the halos surrounding the buildings, it’s caused by a high pass filter which I applied too heavily. Since I have the silly habit to keep merging layers in PS, I could not undo it. Still like it though, hope you do too ;-)

Explore Highest #38 on Dec 18, 2008.


Spread Wings by Allard One on Flickr.

single swan in a ditch near Den Helder, North-Holland, Netherlands
Allard Schager