Here's Neeltje, pretty as a picture, high and dry for maintenance.
Until the Second World War these barges, under sail, were used for the transport of goods on the waterways of continental Western Europe.
Neeltje means "little Cornelia". You'll be amazed how often the diminutive form is used in Holland. It does not necessarily mean small, quite often it just expresses affection.
I found this remarkable floating contraption on the river Dender in Belgium.
The sign says they are members of The Green Pirates, a circle of militaria aficionados. Every colour other than military colours should be avoided like the plague. I wondered aloud why the girl's underwear was purple. Her boyfriend set the dog on me.
Luckily, the dog couldn't find its way up the bridge where I stood...
Yippee, below is the first of my homemade panoramas. QuickTime must be installed on your computer to view it. Just let me know if it works for you. I can find other ways to post them.
Click-drag on the panorama image to look around in the Oude Haven in Rotterdam.