The Mandarin Ducks of Den Haag

January 18, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Finally... After searching for days for the Mandarin Ducks (Aix galericulata) we were finally very fortunate to locate them. Believed to have come into existence in Holland years ago via collection escapees, the Mandarins have been able to successfully breed and continue to thrive as feral ducks here. Such beautifully colored ducks with amazing...
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A Sea of Colors - Flowers of Holland

May 08, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Since the 17th century Holland has been the largest flower producing region. Not only is Holland a producer of tulips but they also produce daffodils, hyacinths, narcissus, crocuses and orchids. And each of these flowers are produced in an array of types and colors. From brilliant purples to stunning oranges and everything in between! Originally c...
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A photographic tour of St. Ignatius Church Den Haag Netherlands

May 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Holland has many beautiful, extremely ornate old churches. And though St. Ignatius Church is not nearly as old as Grote Kerk in the center of Den Haag, which was built in the 1500s, it is still full of history and beauty. Located on Elandstraat in Den Haag Netherlands, St. Ignatius Church was consecrated in 1892. The church is 196 feet long (60 me...
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Ducks and Sheep and Cats, Oh My.... Polders Poelgeest Oegstgeest Netherlands

May 03, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Ducks and Sheep and Cats, Oh My... Not only is Holland rich with history but it is also rich with birds! With such an incredible expanse of water the area just beckons for waterfowl, and waterfowl it has! In the states it is common to see Canada Geese and possibly Snow Geese during the winter months. But in the Netherlands it is common to see Barn...
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A photographic tour of Den Haag Netherlands

May 02, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Den Haag Netherlands is an absolutely fascinating city, full of history. Located on the edge of the North Sea and surrounded by an intricate series of canals, the landscape and architecture offer a wide variety of photographic opportunities. Den Haag originated in 1230 by Count Floris IV when he purchased land to build a hunting residence. In 1248...
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