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Hello December 🙂 and Happy 1st advent!

This afternoon I was in Muiden, a cute little town about 15 km south-east of Amsterdam. Weather conditions weren’t great for photography, but a friendly sheep posed nicely in front of the Muidersloot 🙂 This castle was built in 1280 but demolished in the year 1300, then rebuilt about a hundred years later. (If you’re interested, you can download free ebooks with more information here.)

22 responses

  1. Merce Alonso

    Mm sheep

    Sent from my iPad


    December 2, 2018 at 8:40 PM

    • She’s cute! And more importantly, she’s facing the right direction 😉

      December 2, 2018 at 8:42 PM

  2. A wonderful way to begin December!

    December 2, 2018 at 8:48 PM

  3. Nice! We have nothing like this in the States. Thank you for sharing this! 💝

    December 2, 2018 at 8:51 PM

    • Thanks so much Amy! 🙂 When I travel in the US, I always notice how “new” the buildings are, and those considered “old” aren’t old compared to ours. Muiden castle is of course very old, but for example my own house was built in 1894 and is one of the “newer” ones in the street 😀

      December 2, 2018 at 9:04 PM

      • I visited Europe once and was amazed at the history I was looking at. I really enjoyed that!!

        December 2, 2018 at 9:31 PM

        • I enjoy it too! After 15+ years in Amsterdam, I sometimes still get the feeling I’m living in a city museum 😉

          December 2, 2018 at 9:38 PM

  4. Got it’s eye on you!

    December 2, 2018 at 8:51 PM

    • Yes, almost as if she’s asking if that’s a good spot to have her picture taken 🙂

      December 2, 2018 at 9:08 PM

  5. That deserves a caption like: “I was expecting you…”
    Great pic! Very atmospheric.

    December 2, 2018 at 8:57 PM

    • Thanks so much Tony! 🙂 I have to say it looks more dramatic in the picture than it did in real life. I also only noticed the circling buzzard above the castle after I had taken the picture 🙂

      December 2, 2018 at 9:10 PM

  6. Excellent photo. Great composition and a great dramatic sky.

    December 2, 2018 at 10:06 PM

  7. What a striking juxtaposition, at least to my eyes!

    December 4, 2018 at 1:25 AM

    • Thanks so much Lynn! 🙂 I was a bit lucky to get the sheep, the castle, and the buzzard aligned somehow.

      December 4, 2018 at 7:45 AM

  8. Absolutely love this shot: the darkened sky, the castle in the background, and that oh-so-very friendly lone sheep in the front all make for a great story.

    December 5, 2018 at 7:52 PM

    • Thanks so much! 🙂 I really appreciate your kind comment!

      December 6, 2018 at 8:34 AM

  9. fine sheep
    with castle 🙂

    December 9, 2018 at 5:00 AM

  10. Nice! You should try this in black and white, not your normal style, I know, but it could give you a great moody shot.
    I hope you thanked the sheep 😎

    December 17, 2018 at 7:28 AM

    • Thanks so much, John! 🙂 I agree, this would’ve been better in b&w! But I did thank the friendly sheep.

      December 17, 2018 at 9:55 AM

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