A new series of images has been added to the gallery list featuring the canals of Amsterdam in Holland (the Nehterlands). Click the image above or one of the links to view the new gallery.
Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, has more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges.
The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city, known as the Grachtengordel. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings.
The 17th-century canal ring area, including the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Jordaan, were placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2010.
A new panorama photo has been added to the featured gallery “Panorama”. Click the image above to view the large version.
The photo was taken from Skanstulls bridge in southern Stockholm and shows Hammarby canal. The left side of the photo is overlooking south-east Södermalm with the Sofia Church as its highest point. On the right side of the photo a small part of northern Hammarbysjöstad is visible.
A Nikon D600 with a 24-70mm lens was used to shoot multiple images, which were stitched together in Adobe Photoshop.