Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mary Chapel

The Bonaventura church has a Mary chapel where you can go to pray. It is open at day time, the rest of the church is shut of by a big iron gate.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Detail of the Bonaventura Church

A streetlamp and a dragon 'water outlet'.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bonavatura Church (1892)

Dedicated to St Bonaventura (Giovanni die Fidanza 1221-1274, Fransiscan Church Teacher) this Church was the first Catholic church build in Woerden after the 'liberation' of the Catholics/ Catholic faith in The Netherlands.
The church is a big three-aisled cruciform basilica in neo-Gothic style. The church is a dominent feature of Woerden's skyline.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cuddling Bunnies

At the area market, or better local market, farmers 'display' some of their animals. One farmer puts out rabbit and bunnies for kids to cuddle with..

Monday, September 22, 2008

Entrance Doors

Walking through the town I noticed that no door is the same. Especially in the old part of town since most of these doors were handmade. I will add some pictures of the doors of Woerden to the blog.

This door is of the house oposite the music centre at the Wilhelminastreet.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Behind the Clouds

The tekst in the stone says: "behind the clouds, shines the sun".

Friday, September 19, 2008

Cream Butter Cake

Extreemly delicious cake, as only your professional baker can bake it (billboard of quality baker of around the corner).

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Water Tower for Sale

The watertower on Eastern City Moat is for sale. The muncipality is looking for a suitable function for this distinct monument. The tower is part of the silouet of Woerden. It is build in 1906, by desing of engineer of J. Schotel.

If you are quick and you have a good idea then you make a chance! click here

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Area Market 2

You can also sell your own home made stuff.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Area Market

In the weekend there is an 'area' marktet in the centre where farmers sell their products, at this particular stand I buy ecological fruits and vegetables.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Open Monument Day

Every year in september the Open Monument day is organized in Europe (European Heiritage Days). The aim is to open up monuments for the public, the average amount of visitors is 1 miljon and one of the biggest cultural events in the Netherlands. Woerden opened several of it's monuments (which are open anyway usually). An exeption is the possibility to climb the church tower of the St. Peter in the centre of town.

Friday, September 12, 2008

City Daily Photo

I have joined City Daily Photo which is a site where members publish blogs with daily pictures of their town or city. I saw that Woerden was not presented yet. Before I came to live here I always thought that Woerden was a boring stuffy city and never took the time to see more than the train station. Since I live here I have come to know that it is a lively interesting town with a lot of history and social activity.
Besides that I like the idea to have a look in the lives of others around the world by camera. So I hope this will be a interesting insight about living in a town in The Netherlands.