Amsterdam Transport Photos

Sometimes, you’re looking for something to post and then two things come along at once. Maximum irony would be if that were something to do with London Transport Photos, of course, but that didn’t happen.

However, just as I was about to run with these spectacular images of the Tall Ships arriving for the Sail Amsterdam 2015 nautical festival – and I probably would already have written and run were it not for the difficulty in choosing which photo to use, because they are incredible (I’ve deliberately left this one of Russian ship Kruzenshtern as large as I can, but you can click it for even more effect) (and this was my second choice, by the way)…

The Russian ship Kruzenshtern arrives in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, to participate in SAIL Amsterdam 2015, a five-yearly festival celebrating the Dutch capital’s maritime history that is expected to draw some 2 million visitors. The 9th edition of the nautical event lasts until Sunday, Aug. 23 on and around the IJ river. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)

…anyway, that would have been great, but just as I was about to put the post up, I became aware of this equally splendid image:


(again, click it to see the full size version)

…of an Emirates A380 (probably EK147) landing on Schipol’s 36R runway in a crosswind. Blimey.

And I was struck by the double tenuous link of ‘Amsterdam’ and ‘Transport’.
What are the chances, eh?

The rest, as they say, is history.