The Canal Cities in the Low Countries.

Linda and I just returned from a surgical strike trip (more on that later) to visit the Canal Cities of the Low Countries.  For me that means Amsterdam, Delft and Bruges. Oh the canals.

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On the way to Rembrandt’s place on a hazy summer morning at the Seven Bridges Canal in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Looking for Vermeer on a quiet morning in Delft, The Netherlands.
About to have a cup of coffee with Hans Memling in Bruges, Belgium.

On most days, canal means the Chittenden Canal – flowing through The Valley Club – as it waits to receive a golf ball I have just hit. Or it means one of the many agricultural canals carrying water to the ranches and farms.  As a child that meant the canals on Harsen’s Island when I would visit my friend Bill Dawson. As an adult it meant life on the Hood Canal (a misnamed glaciated fjord in Washington state). I really like canal cities such as Venice in Italy or San Antonio in the United States.

So what do canals mean to you?

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