Wednesday, March 18, 2009

USA - NEW AMSTERDAM - NEW YORK - 400

Today, Queen Beatrix will open the 60th jubilee edition at De Keukenhof, the largest and most beautiful garden in the world.

This year"s theme is "USA - New Amsterdam - New York - 400," and a contingent of New Yorkers has gone to Holland as part of a a yearlong celebration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s arrival in New York Harbor in 1609 aboard the Half Moon. There's a tribute included in the Keukenhof display, a likeness of the Statue of Liberty made out of 51,000 tulips!

Queen Beatrix today at Keukenhof.
Photo courtesy © PPE Agency/Buys.

UPDATED: More of today's photos here.

The photo (courtesy Keukenhof) below shows tulips asleep in their beds; the bulbs were planted last October.

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