Holland, Michigan is such a pretty town! I really enjoy visiting this city every time we come up here. My wife is from a town near here called Martin. Her mom now lives in Holland, which gives us a great excuse to visit the pretty city.
Windmill Island Municipal Park
While there we visited some of the really cool places they had there. The first one was the Windmill Island municipal park. It’s an island in the middle of a lake that holds a genuine Dutch windmill from the Netherlands. This windmill is over 300 years old. During WWII it sustains some damage and they are still some holes in it from being shot at. They allow to go in it and walk around.
We also visit the De Witt Birds of Prey Center which rescues birds of prey that have been injured. They had this beautiful bald eagle there.
Holland State Park Beach
The weather we gorgeous while we were there. We took advantage of it by going to Holland beach. I was surprised at how sandy and pretty it was. I had never been to such a pretty and sandy lake beach.
While I was at the beach I created some abstract photos of the landscape by showing my shutter down and shaking my camera slightly as I took the photos. I think these two photos came out really cool looking. I’m thinking about experimenting more with this type of photography.
The Holland Harbor Light aka Big Red
One of Holland Beach’s most favorite sights is the Big Red Lighthouse.
Holland State Park Pier Lights
Also at the beach were these piers with interesting looking structures have lights on them. They were like mini lighthouses.
Grand Haven Beach
After a day at the beach, we drove up to Grand Haven Beach to watch the sunset from there.