Keukenhof Gardens

May 06, 2018  •  7 Comments

The history of Keukenhof dates back to the 15th century. Countess Jacoba van Beieren [Jacqueline of Bavaria] (1401-1436) gathered fruit and vegetables from the Keukenduin [kitchen dunes] for the kitchen of Teylingen Castle. Keukenhof Castle was built in 1641 and the estate grew to encompass an area of nearly 500 acres.  In 1949 a group of 20 leading flower bulb growers and exporters came up with the plan to use the estate to exhibit spring-flowering bulbs, signalling the birth of Keukenhof as a spring park. The park’s focus is on the 7 million spring-flowering bulbs.

This scene of hyacinths looks like a blue stream in a forest of flowers.  The lady with the red umbrella is not a model posing in the middle of the stream.  She is another tourist walking on another path and viewing the same scene from the opposite side.  I was just lucky enough to see her there and get the photograph. See more flowers from the garden in the gallery Keukenhof.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Tamron 28-300 at 50mm, 1/250 at f8, ISO 400.


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nolan h. rhodes(non-registered)
Awesome perspective and colors of garden landscape
amilia(non-registered)
unbelievable.
what a joy!!!!
Gene Brown(non-registered)
Terrific blend of color and smart use of a photographic opportunity (the lady in red).
Liz(non-registered)
Wow! Please take me on vacation with you?!!
Ron(non-registered)
Really beautiful...amazing.
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