These photos were taken at the small rivers Angstel, Gein and Vecht, in and near the villages of Abcoude, Baambrugge, Loenersloot, Loenen, and Nieuwersluis, South East of Amsterdam. Wealthy Amsterdam merchants had their summer homes on the Vecht River in the 17th Century. Most photos were taken on a sunny Sunday afternoon in March 2002, so that the reflection of the houses shows in the water of the rivers.