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Canal house study

Over the past 20 years I have spent a lot of time in Amsterdam.  While I am a big fan of contemporary Dutch design, I have grown to love the architecture of the canal houses, particularly those built along the Grachtengordel.  The Grachtengordel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a ribbed band of canals laid out in the 17th century for the expansion of the old city.  I've taken hundreds of photographs of canal houses, and made several separate studies; the work below comes from a study of houses on the Damrak.

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