What does one do when traveling and there is so much to see but so little time to write (home) about it?
Take and post pictures, of course.
So here are a few — the stories maybe later.
The oldest windmill in the Netherlands and Belgium, located near the Dutch border in the quaint and historic village of Retranchement. The mill was originally built in 1643 and is still used today to mill wheat and barley…
One cannot visit the “neder landen” — the “low countries” — without seeing the mammoth “Delta Works,” a monumental undertaking that has been protecting the Netherlands against monster North Sea storms such as the one that struck the tiny country in 1953 taking the lives of more than 1,800 people. (Lead photo)
And the countless town and city ‘squares’ with their wonderful 16th and 17th century “City Halls,” churches and other historic buildings:
For Americans, visiting one of the 20 or more “American Cemeteries” in Europe — final resting places to more than 124,000 American war dead — is a must.
The Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial at Margraten, the Netherlands, where more than 8,000 American World War II military rest.
Lead photo: One of the Delta Works storm surge barriers in action. Photo courtesy DeltawWerken.com/Delta Works.org
The author is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and a writer.