Olanda este faimoasa pentru multele tipuri de lalele. Si pentru ca locuim in Belgia, care este vecina cu Olanda, am dat o fuga pana la gradina de flori Keukenhof – celebru pentru frumoasele aranjamente florale, majoritatea cu lalele.
Am fost la Keukenhof intr-o duminica insorita de Aprilie si ma asteptam sa fie oarecum aglomerat, dar parcul este mare si, in ciuda sutelor de turisti, este liniste si gasesti un loc liber in care sa faci poze sau sa te relaxezi.
Parcul este deschis de la sfarsitul lui Martie pana la mijlocul lunii Mai. Intrarea costa 16 euro de persoana, parcarea 6 euro.
The Netherlands is famous for the many types of tulips. And because we live in Belgium, which is next door to Holland, we took a trip to Keukenhof Flowerd Garden – famous for its beautiful floral arrangements, mostly with tulips.
We visited Keukenhof gardens on a sunny April Sunday and I expect it to be somewhat crowded, but the park is large and despite the hundreds of tourists, is quiet and there are less crowded areas in which to take pictures or to relax.
Keukenhof is opened from late March to mid May. The entrance is 16 euros per person, parking 6 euros.
It was very crowded during my first visit in Amsterdam (the capital of The Netherlands), not being able to freely walk without hitting, touching or stepping on someone, reason for which I didn’t feel like this is going to be one of my favorite cities.
After going to Brugge several times, for me Amsterdam was just another city with canals and packed with tourists. But that’s not all…
…I entered the Red Light District… Behind tall windows, displayed like pieces of meat, there were women with lots of makeup and sexy lingerie, slowly moving their bodies and touching themselves, inviting inside the men who stopped to watch. The beauty and the youth of those girls gave me a ravishing feeling. Knowing they are selling their bodies for money to horny men, felt like there is no dignity in this world. I don’t know how other women feel, but seeing my man staring (or pretending to be indifferent) at those female bodies, made me feel helpless and overwhelmed with sadness.
All I was wishing for was to get out of that place and never go back.
All I was wishing for was to feel wise enough to understand and accept that men will always crave other attractive women without feeling guilty.
All I was wishing for was to feel a peaceful love, a love that doesn’t hurt nor disappoints, a love that is not afraid of other women’s beauty.
Nevertheless, leaving the negative thoughts behind, overall there is great potential for beautiful photos, the city’s architecture reflecting the water of the canals make great subject for frame!
Enjoy the photos!