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Welcome to Keukenhof

By TrevBatWCC    
Had a very enjoyable few days break in the Netherlands last week, with a mixture of sunshine and rain - luckily we were blessed with sunshine whilst visiting here, the beautiful Keukenhof Gardens, on the first coach trip out. Open for just two months each spring, from mid-March to mid-May, these beautiful gardens contain over 7 million planted bulbs in an area covering 32 hectares (79 acres), with more than 15 km of footpaths to stroll around (didn't do them all!). In addition to the flower fields, the park is home to canals, restaurants, a picnic area, a maze, a playground, and a windmill, providing plenty to see and do. These two images were taken on arriving at the park, heading to the main entrance.
Hope you're all enjoying the Easter break, but how different it is today, back to the wintry weather, and as promised on the weather forecast for today, it's snowing a blizzard! Sad

Many thanks to Lillian and Oliver (bliba) for their User Awards on my previous upload Art of San Giorgio Maggiore , most appreciated Smile

Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging Smile

Trev Smile

Tags: Netherlands Fountain Gardens Keukenhof Landscape and travel

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2 Apr 2018 10:22AM
Glad you had a great time in the Netherlands, Trev.
Two well composed and taken shots - I look forward to more from you trip.
A belated Happy Easter!!SmileSmile

Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2018 10:25AM
Happy memories of a trip to Amsterdam in 1976!
Looking forward to more of you images from here Trev.
Kate Grin
2 Apr 2018 10:25AM
lived in the Nederland for just over 2 years during my oil industry days never got much time for sightseeing so nice to see these two fine captures Trev keep em coming so i see what i missed lol

cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
2 Apr 2018 10:28AM
Looking forward to seeing these...we mistimed our trip by about 1 week..
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2018 10:37AM
Rather like V1, a striking entrance to the gardens.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2268 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2018 10:56AM
Love the version!
You do get around...
2 Apr 2018 10:59AM
Nice photo's.
Looking forward to see more Trev........for I have never been thereBlushBlushBlushBlush
woolybill1 Plus
13 34 76 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2018 11:17AM
Welcome back, Trev!
You chose the perfect time for a visit, I suspect, and I am certainly looking forward to seeing more from this location. You don't do things by halves, after all!
Here it has been snowing since 9 o'clock; it disappears as soon as you tread on it. Yet on untrodden paths and gardens there are perhaps 2cm accumulated. Full of Easter promise, eh!
ColleenA Plus
8 458 7 Australia
2 Apr 2018 11:43AM
Two great images Trevor. Canít wait to see inside. We are still in Sunmer mode here in Melbourne
Techno Plus
12 5.6k 8 England
2 Apr 2018 12:35PM
Excellent images Trev, very pleasing reminder of your visit....
2 Apr 2018 1:24PM
Gosh Trev that trip flew by, I hope that you enjoyed it. Two super views of the enterance to Kuekenhof.

I like them both, good view of the fountains.

Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2018 3:17PM
Good to see you back Trev. You sure stopped those fountains in full flow.
2 Apr 2018 3:36PM
Great interesting images, glad you had a good trip.
Super captures Trev, the version is favourite with its stronger composition (imo).

saltireblue Plus
10 11.0k 67 Norway
2 Apr 2018 4:42PM
Went there once for many, many years ago - must have been around 1983? At the time the fields were all in bloom. What a sight it was!

Maiwand 13 3 73 England
2 Apr 2018 4:46PM
I urge everyone. Do go if you can. It is spectacular.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
2 Apr 2018 6:26PM
Great Images ... Welcome back
3 Apr 2018 10:30PM
Great captures Trev..Lin
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2018 5:45AM
For some reason it's not letting me open the version!
But the lead shot has good content and is a well balanced travelogue shot!
Good work Trev! Isabel GrinGrin

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