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Zaanse Schans: a blending of works human and divine
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
The stars of Zaanse Schans are the windmills, colorful and enduring. Surround them with nature--a carpet of green on one side and the grayish indigo sea on the other; a sprinkling of clouds over the blue background; some flowers here and there. Then bring in wind in powerful gusts--the natural feature that are the reasons for their being... Then motion becomes poetry--and painting.
Such blending of the human and divine has inspired the Rembrandt, van Gogh, Escher and the Dutch masters.
(Photos taken at Zaanse Schans, 30 July 2013)