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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.