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These beautiful classic wooden motorboats or powerboats were moored at the small marina in front of our hotel in a quiet residential section of Amsterdam. They seemed to fit quite comfortably with the 1920-1940's Amsterdam School style of architecture in this southern district of Amsterdam (developed under the South Plan or Plan Zuid of the architect Berlage).

This was our last day in Amsterdam and the first time that the sun came out! We were coming back to the hotel from our tour of Keukenhof Gardens (spectacular flowering bulbs, open only 2 months each year in the spring - see here for one view) and this view came into sight.

I have always been particularly fond of the old woodies, perhaps because my father had a inboard Chris Craft when I was little [Note added 12/29/06: My father informs me that it was a GarWood, not a Chris-Craft. What can I say, it was a long time ago and I get these senior moments, ya know? ;D ]. One of these days we will finally make it to the Wooden Boat Show at Lake Tahoe!

Technical: Cropped, marina sign desaturated (it was an overwhelming bright blue), contrast increased, and sharpening applied.

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