A few weeks ago I shot all of these photos during this magical morning; a morning I will never forget. On this particular morning thick fog covered the area of the famous windmill village Zaanse Schans (try to pronounce that :) ) in the Netherlands. I was lucky to be there around 5 AM in the morning and take these photos. It was like I was walking in a fairytale.


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Zaanse Schans is a popular tourist destination. During the day it's packed with thousands of tourists and it's unpleasant to walk. However, when the tourist shops and restaurants close, the buses leave and the area gets completely empty. Photographing late light or every early morning shows the true beauty of this place.

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#1 Just Before Sunrise The Clouds Turn Purple. A Thick Fog Blanket Makes It Look Like The Windmills Are Floating

Just Before Sunrise The Clouds Turn Purple. A Thick Fog Blanket Makes It Look Like The Windmills Are Floating

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Laura Odelius 2 months ago

I understand Don Quixote a lot better now.

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#2 The Famous Cheese Farm Rising Out Of The Fog In The Early Morning With The Sun Giving That Golden Glow

The Famous Cheese Farm Rising Out Of The Fog In The Early Morning With The Sun Giving That Golden Glow

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Nebraska King-Sky 2 months ago

This is right out of a fairytale <3

#3 Thick Fog Covering The Ground With The Windmills Sticking Out. An Unreal Sight

Thick Fog Covering The Ground With The Windmills Sticking Out. An Unreal Sight

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Tanya Kysel'ova 2 months ago

surreal

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#4 Windmills Rising Above The Fog When The Sun Was Still Below The Horizon Giving A Beautiful Pink Glow

Windmills Rising Above The Fog When The Sun Was Still Below The Horizon Giving A Beautiful Pink Glow

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#5 The Sun Causing Beautiful Light Rays Piercing Through The Fog

The Sun Causing Beautiful Light Rays Piercing Through The Fog

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Isa 2 months ago

When I was working in Amsterdam I used to drive via N445 instead of A4 ,early in the morning, just to get the glimpse of the fog and the landscaping covered in this mystical light...it was my favorite time in the day . Was beautiful! Thank you for reminding me that, with your beautiful, magical pics.

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#6 Lots Of Different Wildflowers. A Cheese Farm In The Background. Is This Real Life?

Lots Of Different Wildflowers. A Cheese Farm In The Background. Is This Real Life?

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Nini Meow 2 months ago

The mixture of color is awesome

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#7 There Are People Living In This Popular Tourist Destination. Their Houses Look Straight From A Fairytale

There Are People Living In This Popular Tourist Destination. Their Houses Look Straight From A Fairytale

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Reza Kemal 2 months ago

Nice place :)

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#8 Beautiful Old Trees Combined With The Windmills And A Foggy Atmosphere Make For A Magical Moment

Beautiful Old Trees Combined With The Windmills And A Foggy Atmosphere Make For A Magical Moment

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Laura Odelius 2 months ago

This is like a fairy kingdom!

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#9 This Is The House Connecting To The Famous Cheese Farm At The Zaanse Schans. People Live Here. Imagine Living In A House That Thousands Of People Photograph Every Day

This Is The House Connecting To The Famous Cheese Farm At The Zaanse Schans. People Live Here. Imagine Living In A House That Thousands Of People Photograph Every Day

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Pamela24 2 months ago

While the house looks lovely, the caption makes me feel so sad for the people who live there.

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#10 Those Early Mornings Are Completely Empty. This Particular Little Street Is Packed With Tourists During The Day

Those Early Mornings Are Completely Empty. This Particular Little Street Is Packed With Tourists During The Day

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#11 With The Sun Up The Fog Slowly Flows Out Of The Way Revealing The Magical Scenery Of The Zaanse Schans

With The Sun Up The Fog Slowly Flows Out Of The Way Revealing The Magical Scenery Of The Zaanse Schans

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