Amsterdam frozen canals

Among the many things that identify Dutch people, ice skating is probably one of the most peculiar. You cannot skate either on tropical sandy beaches or on gentle windswept grass covered hills. Did you visualize that? Ok. So, in order to be able to ice skate, beside balance and agility, one needs a flat ice-covered surface … what could that be … canals! Bingo! There’s plenty of canals in Amsterdam. Wait for a cold winter, though. And, just remember: stay away from the big wide ones where boats have recently passed.

Canon T90. Ektachrome 100 and 400. Warm gloves and hat.

All photos ©Michele Molinari

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