Photo Friday: Netherlands

Kinderdijk Windmill

Our eternal career breaker and co-founder of Briefcase to Backpack is at it again; she’s traveling.  Sherry Ott is spending her August in Europe house-sitting in Brussels.  However she first detoured through the Netherlands to do some photography and eat cheese!  This photo is from the UNESCO World Heritage site, Kinderdijk.  This small village is home to over 19 windmills built in 1740  still in operation today.  Don’t let the rainy weather intimidate your photography, this typical brooding Netherlands day provided a nice backdrop.  By using a wide angle lens and filling your frame with sky, it provides an even darker feeling to the photos.

Not only is Sherry the ‘other half’ of Briefcase to Backpack, she also can be found at where she blogs about her travel and life experiences, or at her photography site – Global Photography where you can view more of her photography.  If you want to meet Sherry in person and learn how she has traveled for 4 years since leaving her career in NYC, come meet her at Meet, Plan, Go! NYC and get started on planning your own career break!

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5 Comments on "Photo Friday: Netherlands"

  1. Tweets that mention Kinderdijk Netherlands Windmills - Photo Friday | Briefcase to Backpack - Travel Advice for Career Breaks or Sabbaticals -- on Fri, 6th Aug 2010 9:44 am 

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  2. Kirk Horsted on Fri, 6th Aug 2010 1:33 pm 

    Way cool photo, place, and story. It’s not every day you find yourself surrounded by windmills from the 1400s. Life is good, and just keeps going round and round and round…Enjoy your adventure!

  3. Andi on Fri, 6th Aug 2010 2:14 pm 


  4. christine on Sat, 7th Aug 2010 1:55 pm 

    great photo!!! wish we could have met up in brussels…what a great city that was…have fun!!!

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