Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wish I had a river...

"Dutch skaters on frozens canals in Kinderdjik. After more than a week of cold, an estimated 2.3 million skaters, out of a population of 16 million, have taken to the Netherlands frozen canals and lakes," Michael Kooren, All rights reserved.

"I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on..."

Excerpted from the song "River" by Joni Mitchell


Anonymous said...

I'm so happy you saw this and liked it, too. It might be a little too Currier & Ives for some people. But for those of us who grew up reading the story of Hans Brinker, this was like reading imagination coming to life.

Tim Connor said...

Chris, Actually I didn't get this from the Times. For my job I get emails from Reuters -- I'm on their enviro list -- & this came in, illustrating global warming, I guess (the canals haven't frozen in 12 years -- once they froze all winter long). I loved it & grabbed it for the blog. Then saw it in the Times. They had improved it... Good photoshoppers at that paper.