Ice skaters at Fort Rhijnauwen
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Ice skaters at Fort Rhijnauwen

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Whenever there's solid ice on the Dutch lakes and canals the people go skating.

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A: On the riverside of the Kromme Rijn

por Anton van Tetering, 450 metros de distancia

On the riverside of the Kromme Rijn

B: Dutch winter landscape

por Anton van Tetering, 470 metros de distancia

Dutch winter landscape

C: winter in the Netherlands

por Anton van Tetering, 470 metros de distancia

winter in the Netherlands

D: Lane with oaks near Rhijnauwen

por Anton van Tetering, 500 metros de distancia

A lane with oaks near the Fort at Rhijnauwen.

Lane with oaks near Rhijnauwen

E: Kromme Rijn near Rhijnauwen

por Anton van Tetering, 940 metros de distancia

Kromme Rijn near Rhijnauwen

F: Autumn in Amelisweerd at the Scheidingslaan

por Anton van Tetering, a 1.1 km.

A beautifull autumn day in Amelisweerd.

Autumn in Amelisweerd at the Scheidingslaan

G: Fallen leaves on the Scheidingslaan, Amelisweerd

por Anton van Tetering, a 1.3 km.

Picture taken close to the ground of the fallen leaves in Amelisweerd.

Fallen leaves on the Scheidingslaan, Amelisweerd

H: The edge of the forest near Nieuw Amelisweerd

por Anton van Tetering, a 1.4 km.

The edge of the forest of Amelisweerd near Utrecht on a beautifull day in autumn.

The edge of the forest near Nieuw Amelisweerd

I: Nieuw Amelisweerd

por Anton van Tetering, a 1.7 km.

Standing under a sequoia-tree in the garden of Nieuw Amelisweerd.

Nieuw Amelisweerd

J: Bridge across the Kromme Rijn

por Anton van Tetering, a 1.8 km.

The bridge across the Kromme Rijn near Nieuw Amelisweerd on a beautifull autumn day.

Bridge across the Kromme Rijn

Este panorama fue tomado en Utrecht, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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