Loosing shelter - zaanse schans - Stefanie Pietschmann - windmill - documentary photography

Loosing shelter at Zaanse Schans Windmills

Finding a shelter to stay in serves elementary needs. Consequently, it needs a lot of effort to pick a suitable place because a wrong decision could negatively affect one’s actions’ consequences.

A place to stay serves as a cocoon in which it is possible to simply be. One may enjoy this shelter since it offers security, the possibility to relax and enjoy. Besides, one can uninterruptedly spend time with others, oneself, and the things one loves. This shelter is where one may enjoy the bright moments and find comfort in dark times.

It is tempting to assume that one came to stay because it feels so cozy, warm, and comforting. Yet, in modern times, nests get lost faster than expected, and suddenly, there is no shelter anymore because one is obliged to try one’s luck elsewhere.

I took this photo in summer 2020 in Zaanse Schans (The Netherlands). You can see the iconic windmills of the town. The Zaanse Schans windmills are north of Amsterdam and shows a collection of windmills and traditional Dutch houses. It surely is one of the hotspots for tourism in the Netherlands.

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