Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Aerial Photos of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands, by Normann Szkop

With the help of pilot Claython Pender, French photographer Normann Szkop took to the skies in a Cesna to capture the blooming tulip fields in Anna Paulowna, a town in North Holland.

From Szkop’s Flickr page:

The tulip has come to be a loved symbol of the Netherlands. Many tourists visit the country just to see the bright coloured flower and the astonishing view over the bulb fields. The season begins in March with crocuses, followed by the daffodil and the yellow narcissi. In April the hyacinths and tulips blosssom to some time in mid May, depending on the weather. Later, in August it is time for the gladioli. Even when spring is over, the Netherlands is still a garden, visitors can enjoy flowers in the Netherlands all year round.

In the 20th century, the bulb flower business continued to boom, resulting in the establishment of auction and trading houses, large-scale cultivators and cooperatives. Today, The Netherlands exports bulbflowers in large quantities to over a hundred countries worldwide.

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4 comments:

  1. Whoa... I saw this in person as a teenager, but aerial views certainly put it into perspective! Thank you!

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  2. really wonderful...

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  3. was this taken this year? I am planning a trip to see the tulips 6-8 APR 2013 and want to know if the flowers are in bloom?

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  4. This is the wonderful Nature Carpet, I never seen! Thank u Sairam.

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