Ferris Wheel at Scheveningen Pier.

by​ Kevin Clln
Last year I moved to The Hague, Netherlands and I was immediately amazed by the pier in the Beach Resort of Scheveningen, which is the location of the only Ferris Wheel built over the water in Europe.
It became one of my favorite locations for my Project #thebeautythehague, where I showcase pictures of the city.

Especially in the winter or during bad weather I love to be on the beach, because you will be mostly alone and will feel the wrath of the nature on you.
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Source: I Live Close To The Only Ferris Wheel Over The Water In Europe… And It’s Amazing | Bored Panda

Windmills in the Fog by Albert Dros.

Photographer Albert Dros woke up early in the morning to shoot the incredible windmills’ village of Zaanse Schans.
He has created then a beautiful, fairy and surreal atmosphere looking like a scene from a Grimm brother’s novel.
This partiular village, which is usually full of tourists, unveils a romantic ambiance in the fog at 5.00 am in the morning.
Source: Dutch Windmills in the Fog – Fubiz Media

Magic of the Forests.

These photos were all taken in the Netherlands by albertdros.com. Zig Zag Zig Zag Curvy roads between trees can create an amazing effect when using long lenses to photograph them.
The Netherlands is famous for the beautiful canals in Amsterdam, the tulips and of course the windmills. The Netherlands also has some beautiful forests that you can get lost in for hours.
Forests are something different than normal landscapes. Especially for photographers, forests offer tons of different compositions even in a very small area because of the different lining and shapes of the trees.

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Also, they always look different with different light. These last few days have been very misty in my country.
All the people around me are complaining about it being ‘grey’ and depressing. I always tell them: ‘Take a stroll around your local forest, you’ll be amazed by the beautiful atmosphere.’ Because that’s where forests become magical: when there is fog separating the trees from each other it’s like walking in a fairytale.
But in any condition, forests always offer a great sense of peace and are relaxing to walk around in. Of course forests look very different from season to season but there is almost always something beautiful to see.

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In summer the forests are nice and green. My favourite time is autumn when the trees start to get all kinds of colour. But I love winter too. When the leaves fell of the trees, all that’s left is the distinct shapes of the tree branches, often creating magical or spooky atmospheres.
It doesn’t matter how the light is. But sometimes, I’d like to forget about photographing and just enjoy the beautiful silence the forests offer. I can recommend it to everyone that has forests, small or big, around them.
Take some time to walk around for an hour or two. It’s extremely relaxing and a great stress reliever too!
See more images via 10+ Photos That Reveal The Magic Of Dutch Forests | Bored Panda

Lion Rescue in Europe,

The 13-year-old lion Zhaku looks out from inside a transportation cage being loaded into a truck by the animal-welfare association Four Paws at Tirana Zoo in Albania in May, 2019, as part of a transfer, along with two other lions, to the Felida Big Cat Center in the Netherlands.
The three lions, rescued by Four Paws in October from a zoo where they were kept in deplorable conditions, were transported to the Netherlands, where they will be placed in an establishment imitating their natural habitat.
Image Credit: Photograph by Gent Shkullaku / AFP / Getty
Source: Photos of the Week: Lion Rescue, Chihuahua Run, Allosaur Debut – The Atlantic

The Van Gogh Bicycle Path, Eindhoven.

imageContributor: Thom101
Bringing together sustainable energy concerns, modern art, and an impressionist classic, the Van Gogh Bicycle Path in Eindhoven, Netherlands comes to life each night when the stones in the trail light up in an homage to Van Gogh’s famous work, The Starry Night.
The brainchild of artist and double-letter enthusiast Daan Roosegaarde, the public art project was put in place just in time to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent Van Gogh, who spent a portion of his life in the area.
Roosegaarde installed a number of stones covered in a special smart coating that soaks up solar rays during the day and glow for hours after the sun goes down. The treated stones were cemented into place in swirls and whorls that mirror the celestial whirlpools depicted in Van Gogh’s painting.
At full charge, the glowing path emits a strong blue-green glow, painting bikers and hikers in a soft, but eerie light.
Along with a previously installed highway which glows using similar energy-neutral technology, the Van Gogh Bicycle Path is part of a growing “Smart Highway” that is meant to experiment with and promote, new energy solutions for public works.
Both the highway and the path were created in conjunction with a building firm known as Heijmans, who help with the materials and installation.
via Van Gogh Bicycle Path | Atlas Obscura.

Amsterdam at Night,

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Particularly at night, when the Dutch capital’s streets come alive with both locals and the usual tourists sampling anything and everything this wonderful place has to offer.
Enter Julie Hrudova, a street and documentary photographer born in Prague, now based in Amsterdam.
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Her latest series, Amsterdam at Night, shows a fascinating and atmospheric collection of life after dark in the Dam – picking up on the emotions and spirit of the city’s inhabitants.
Discover more of her beautiful work at http://www.juliehrudova.com.
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See more Images via Atmospheric street photography of Amsterdam at night | Creative Boom.