Photographer's Note

Amsterdam is the city of canals (gracht in Dutch) and the city of bridges (brug in Dutch). There are 100 km of canals, but how many bridges? I read about 1500, or maybe 1800, even more. Many of them are movable bridges. The most famous is Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug) on the Amstel river, it is a traditional Dutch double draw bridge, opening on both sides. The bridge is not skinny any more, like the photographer:).
Often the bridge can open but rarely it is done. It happens often in Amsterdam and a good excuse when you are late somewhere is to say: Ah, the bridge was open.

I observed the phases in opening this bridge, it is the moment when the big barge can pass.

I posted a photo of it here. The night view you can see on Gerrit's photo.

The beginning and a bit later .

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