donderdag 20 augustus 2015

Sail Amsterdam 2015

Every five years a big ship event takes place in Amsterdam. Fifty so called tallships were yesterday entering the city on the river IJ,  which was a magnificent view. We didn't see all the fifty because they passed very slowly towed by a tugboat.

The "City of Amsterdam" was at the head of  the parade.

Followed by many others and surrounded by many people in their own little boats to welcome them.

We were not the only ones, along the river many people had come with folding chairs and cameras.



Even dogs enjoyed the parade.



Some sailors were standing high up on the sails.

And these sailors balanced on the ropes to unfold the sails down.
For more (the same) photos have a look at "sccollections"


19 opmerkingen:

  1. Indrukwekkend!
    Ik heb niet echt hoogtevrees, maar als ik die matrozen daar bovenin zie krijg ik toch de kriebels.

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  2. What a fun event! I love the boats and that cute dog. We have a similar event here in Maryland and our ship the Pride of Baltimore has been around the world during these events. Great post!

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  3. What a wonderful collection, I wish I was there. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  4. Oh, this would be a grand day indeed. We have the Tall Ships visit once a year from Halifax in Saint John, and it is quite an event. Lots of people enjoying the day and beautiful ships. Wonderful Post.

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  5. What a beautiful event, I love the sail ships!

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  6. That would have been wonderful to see.

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  7. That's a very awesome sight. It's very exciting with all the little boats.

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  8. I saw the tall ships in Stavanger, Norway - they are lovely to watch and we were lucky enough to be invited on to one for lunch.

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  9. What a beautiful backdrop for those tall ships.

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  10. Lovely photos of wonderful happening. This is "it has to see, if possible" -happening. They were 2 (or 3) years ago in Finland, but I don't remember if they were so many, 50 ships. The ship in last 2 images was very popular.

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  11. Wonderful photos that show the majesty of the big ships and the fascination of bystanders. What a thrilling scene!!

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  12. Oh I would love to watch that. I thought that those were birds on the mast.!

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