Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.
~ Wayne W. Dyer,
an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development
Finding the beauty in a lockdown
A friend of ours recently made a picture of night wintery Amsterdam, the Dutch city that never sleeps.
Here it is ….
Why is this picture so unique, you may ask?
In order to get this mirror effect, you need to have very calm waters, which almost NEVER happens in Amsterdam – the boats are swarming the channels constantly, so the water is rarely still.
Since the lockdown in The Netherlands, the streets and canals of Amsterdam are free from boats, tourists, sounds and motion.
Silence and tranquility.
Next, the crispy effect of the reflection can happen so prefect ONLY when there is very thin ice on top of it, which – on its own – is a miracle: the ice needs to be very slim, just formed by the night frost.
Lastly, to make this kind of a picture you need to find a large water space and take the picture from a distance. In Amsterdam, space is an eternal challenge, so there are a handful of places – of all the 165 canals and 1200+ bridges – where you could stand and take a photo that potentially can deliver such a rare beauty of peace and calmness.
Even in a lockdown.