Photographer's Note

During a boat tour on the Amsterdam canals, i spotted this replica ship named "Amsterdam" near Het Scheepvaartmuseum (National Maritime Museum). "The Amsterdam" was an 18th-century cargo ship of the Dutch East India Company, but it was stromwrecked on the exact year of its maiden voyage (1749).

A tilt towards the clouds made it look like a ship taking off, and immediately bringing to mind the famous story of "Flying Dutchman". The boarding crew was a lady, therefore i changed the title addressing a female Hollanderin.

The Flying Dutchman is a legendary ghost ship that can never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever. The myth is likely to have originated from 17th-century nautical folklore. It is also the title of the well known opera by Richard Wagner (Der Fliegende Holländer) and more recently was on the blockbuster "Pirates of the Carribean".

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