Monday, 27 February 2012
Today we visited Flora Holland flower auction. It was amazing!!!! I have never seen so many flowers in the same room at one time. This picture shows only a very small part of this huge setup. The buckets and boxes of flowers extending off into the distance as far as the eye could see.
Sunday morning we went to church at St Marys Anglican Episcopal Church in Rotterdam. The worship service was in english, and many parts of the liturgy were very similar to the Lutheran liturgy back home. I think the locals were somewhat overwhelmed by 20 of us foriegners invading there small church, but they were very welcoming and made us feel a part of their church family.
It is very striking how neat and tidy the Netherlands are. The Dutch are very precise and seem to use every square centimetre of their small country. Notice in this picture how they have cultivated right up to this concreted path leading out to a wind turbine.
After checking in to our Hotel and freshening up we headed off on a bus to have a look around.
The Netherlands really is the land of Windmills, only now there is no longer many of the traditional windmills that were once used to pump water from the land behind the dikes, there are literally thousands of wind turbines spread across much of the country landscape.