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Red Tulips in The Netherlands 23rd April 2007

2 Responses to “Red Tulips in The Netherlands”

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    Claus:

    A simple but beautiful shot.. like a greetingcard!

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    Denis:

    super photo ! congratulations

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Red Tulips in The Netherlands

The story behind "Red Tulips in The Netherlands"

I like the complementary colours, or should I say complimentary colours?

It is great to see thousands of these in a row, but just a few dozen is nice as well.

There is actually an interesting part in Dutch history that was almost forgotten until about 6 years ago all the Internet stocks and investments collapsed: The Tulip Mania:

From Wikipedia:

The term tulip mania (alternatively tulipomania) is used metaphorically to refer to any large economic bubble. The term originally came from the period in the history of the Netherlands during which demand for tulip bulbs reached such a peak that enormous prices were charged for a single bulb. It took place in the first part of the 17th century, especially in 1636–37.

The event is remembered in part because of its extended discussion in the book Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, written by popular British journalist Charles Mackay in 1843, more than two centuries after the event.

Read the full article on Wikipediafor some more backgrounders, though it was maybe less spectacular than it might look at a first glance, it was quite a novelty for the world and almost 4 centuries later, we still have not learn too much from it :)

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