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Photographer's Note

Today we had a splendid day in Rotterdam. In the early afternoon we gave a performance with our choir during the "Day of the Romantic Music" in a park. We spent the rest of the day being lazy in the park, drank wine and enjoyed good food. The weather was great and we returned to our homes in Delft on our bicycles. But because the weather was so nice, we decided to take an alternative route.

This took us through a very open and flat area on the north side of Rotterdam. This area used to be sea, but the Dutch turned it into land by constructing dykes to enclose the area and pumping the water out. This is what we call a "polder" and we have many many square kilometers of it.

The quiet and open atmosphere of the "polder" forms a nice contrast with the high and modern buildings of Rotterdam. The concentration of high buildings make me think of downtown Los Angeles or other cities in the USA. But the flat farmland with the black-and-white cows are typically Dutch!

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