Oude Varkenmarkt by halkia

Oude Varkenmarkt

11.08 am: I visited the National Museum of Antiquities this morning again with my youngest child. She was hungry afterwards so we went to the nearest bakery, in a neighbourhood I don't visit that often. There I happened upon these houses. The sign on the right says "Carriage and Coach Maker's". According to Google the house dates from the early 1900s and it houses a small museum about the subject.
Everything about this shot is just perfect - the low angle, the colours, detail - VERY nice.
January 25th, 2011  
Charming! Love the play of the shadows. :)
January 25th, 2011  
I like the angle, too. The way the buidlings appear to be falling back is interesting
January 25th, 2011  
Mooi:-)
January 25th, 2011  
Lovely lighting :)
January 25th, 2011  
bep
... en dan ook nog eens een lekker zonnetje....
Morgen weer?
January 25th, 2011  
Omgosh, I am in love... so many little treasures to look at yet the entire photo as a whole is fabulous too... Love the green in the bricks, the doors..the bicycles.. I can keep picking little details that I love... LOVE
January 25th, 2011  
What beautiful buildings, the doors on the left hand one are especially fabulous. Great long shadows. This is just a wonderful shot!
January 25th, 2011  
What are the shadows on the building? First I thought a gate, then I thought trees, then I thought the wires from cable cars. I love the shadows, but also the feel of the photo. Really quaint.
January 26th, 2011  
@5unflow3r Those are tree shadows!

@shantwin I really loved the doors on the left as well, with the light falling on them :)

@celticmystyc Thank you! There's a lot to see but I didn't want to leave anything out...

@gijsje Ik moet helaas werken vandaag!
January 26th, 2011  
@caatjeg @naomi Thank you!

@smapp I tilted the camera a little bit to get this effect.

@elisabeth I agree that the shadows give it something extra.

@oneinodd Thanks for the feedback and the fav! :)
January 26th, 2011  
Wat is Leiden toch mooi!
January 26th, 2011  
Love it. Even though the red doors and the bicycles draw the eye...those 3 arched window doors on the left are fabulous.
January 28th, 2011  
Great shot. The lighting really helps set the mood and tone in this one.
January 28th, 2011  
@catheniale I might take a detail shot of them later in my project :)

@wietpruim the light was really beautiful that day and I agree it adds to the shot.
January 28th, 2011  
Fantastic color, light, and shadow!
January 29th, 2011  
Love this picture, my grandfather visited the Netherlands back in the 60's and took store front pictures to bring back to the historical society in Pella Iowa (a dutch settlement) The town then transformed their old buildings to reflect it. So anyhow seeing pictures makes me think of him :)
January 29th, 2011  
Lovely capture.
January 29th, 2011  
I love the angle of this shot. Very nice!
January 29th, 2011  
Love the colors and the angle :-) Good job!
January 29th, 2011  
@staciehighland Thanks for sharing that. I googled Pella Iowa just now and it looks amazingly Dutch! Do you remember where your grandfather visited?

@callalilla @yoelao @jjsooner Thank you so much!
January 29th, 2011  
@chrisra Thank you!
January 29th, 2011  
@halkia no, not sure where he went. That's pretty cool that you googled it! Its a pretty neat town!
January 31st, 2011  
@staciehighland I'm very curious so I wanted to know what it looked like. We've got several of those windmills over here in Leiden :)
January 31st, 2011  
Nice!
February 25th, 2011  
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