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Essential Amsterdam style

Essential Amsterdam style
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Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5703 W: 83 N: 11353] (76287)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-05-13
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The Netherlands [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2018-02-04 23:26
Viewed: 506
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Canal houses offer a perfect vantage point to view the bustling canal area, where bicyclists, boats and tourists zip past. Many of Amsterdam’s canal houses were built during the height of the Dutch Golden Age, serving as home and workplace, and were distinguished by the striking gables and dual entrances.

There were generally attic and basement spaces to store goods such as cotton or cocoa, and hooks were affixed to the top of the long narrow houses to hoist furniture and goods up and through the windows. Watch closely as you wander - this tradition is still employed today!

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Hi Daniel,
Beautiful view about architecture of this town, good angle and choice with these facades, tfs.

Hi Daniel
as I say, its always great to look upwards. I'd like to see more of the clock face, but thats ok. yes, we can see the hooks at the very top to hoist furniture up through the windows..very cool. this place looks almost fake haha, but of course I know its not. unique place with these extra large windows. cheers

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10773 W: 146 N: 27120] (129847)
  • [2018-02-04 23:52]

Hello Daniel,

Nice view of the facades of Amsterdam. Interesting composition, without the lower part and canal.
Interesting that the hooks are still there and can be used when needed.

Kind regrads MAlgo

Hi Daniel
This sums up the typical architecture by the canal which is almost a trademark of this place. Very beautiful really like the feel to this enhanced by deep matured colours and detail aplenty. Lovely lens work, Congrats
Best regards

Bonjour Daniel,

Comment ne pas tomber en amour avec ces facades. Elles sont tellement belles et tentent de se différencier de toutes les manières possibles. Superbe contre plongée.



Ciao Daniel, great view of fantastic facades, fine details and splendid clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Daniel.
Magnificent composition, with this variety of typical facades, of Dutch houses with its special charm.
Well done. I like it.
You have a good day.
Very best regards

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3684 W: 0 N: 8616] (60509)
  • [2018-02-05 8:34]

I guess the canal was narrow and you could capture only the gables of houses and they are really beautiful and varied, very nice photo
regards Ryszard

Hello Daniel, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with the essence of Amsterdam, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Great and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12324 W: 126 N: 22230] (113175)
  • [2018-02-05 10:55]

Hi Daniel,original perspective from the typical facades of Amsterdam,something of different with this diagonal solution and great quality as usual. Have a nice evening,Luciano

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9757 W: 57 N: 16694] (61732)
  • [2018-02-05 10:56]

Hello Daniel,
Excellent composition with a nice number of canal houses all with a different design. You put them very nicely together and the POV was well chosen.

Hello Daniel,
Five very beautiful gables in the same style but they are different from each other.
Yes, you're right, the bars and hooks are still used when people want to move their furniture.
Best regards, Paul

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4272 W: 2 N: 7350] (35812)
  • [2018-02-05 16:21]

Hello Daniel,
An interesting view of the facades of these traditional buildings in Amsterdam.
Thank you for informative note.
Fine presentation

Hello dear Daniel and have a nice time
and a happy new day
you captured perfectly and offered
to us a type od Amsterma style
the excellent chosen point of view
shows all those details perfectly
and your notes are really useful too

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