Saturday, June 25, 2011

More about Holland

While I was in Holland (the Netherlands) I helped to celebrate May 5th, the day Holland was freed from the occupation by the Nazis in 1945.  This first picture shows some of the celebrations.   This shows a market and midway as seen from the top window of a windmill decorated in red, white and blue flags.

Some Dutch people still wear wooden shoes.  I watched an artisan carve a wooden shoe by hand from a chunk of wood.
What skill he showed.

The last picture shows a young boy of about 12 wearing wooden shoes in the garden.  You can tell he uses them a lot.  He said they are warm and dry and handy to get in and out of because 
there are no shoelaces. 
 So true.