Holland is a country of water. As the French put it: ‘God created the world, but the Dutch made Holland’. A quarter of Holland is below sea level. Arriving at Schiphol Airport you are more than four meters below sea level. The many canals, lakes, dikes, bridges and polders give the Netherlands its special character and of course there is the constant struggle with the sea. After many years of absence, it hit me once again how much water there is and how green the country looks. In this gallery I've tried to show in a small way, the beauty of the lowlands.
Our little Eva made it to shore
A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself -Laura Gilpin
Hard time to keep my camera dry
As the images unwind, like the circles that you find In the windmills of your mind.
Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures
The friendly cow, all red and white, I love with all my heart
Amsterdam's pleasure arises from just being in it thought Andres
Calm waters in Zierikzee
© Bernard Bosmans Photography