Monday, May 11, 2009

Shots from the Dom Tower

Yesterday I did a post on the Dom tower. Vogon asked if I had pictures from the tower and actually I have a set of photos. You can visit the tower daily.

I receive almost everyday a comment of Vogon, many people are a part of my blogging life now, but we never have met or spoken in real life, yet we keep an eye on each others blogs...from all over the world...:)
So Vogon, this one is on your request...Cheers from Marcel


When you are on the top and look down, this is part of what you see. Utrecht has a lot of canals with cute little houses...


Looking a bit more straight you see the street plan of the city, all centred around the canals.


The tower used to be a part of the church, but a hurricane destroyed the middle part, it has never been restored.


The cloister garden has been preserved. It is a great place to escape the city for a moment.


Huge stone fence... generations and generations of people have stood there, the views must have been different though.


Inside is a 'Carillion', it noticed it plays some times the tunes of 'The Sound of Music'.....


A bit more to the right you can see the city hall, the big building on the right.

15 comments:

White Oleander said...

Gorgeous photos...I always love to see the cities from a different angle:)

Thanks.

Hilda said...

This is a wonderful set of photos! The canal houses are so cute and I really like the cloister garden. Thank you, Marcel! And Vogon too! :)

Julie said...

These are just terrific, Marcel. I love the idea of that cloister garden. Such an oasis of peace.

Hard to think that the middle was taken out by a hurricane. I would have thought more the fighting during the reformation or the bombing during WW2. And to think it was a hurricane.

What a fabulous post ...

PAK said...

Great tower! I was always surprised by that towers.

Vogon Poet said...

Thank you very much, Marcel: your photos are outstanding and you words very kind.

Giacomo (aka Vogon Poet)

Lois said...

Those are some breathtaking views Marcel! Thank you for posting them.

Halcyon said...

Thanks for taking us on this tour Marcel!

And thanks Vogon for suggesting it!

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Marcel
So lovely post!Beautiful words about friendship, and you are so right!
Many thans for all these information because in reality I was very curious about the tower building as well!So...you have done a great work with your blog!
Outstanding pictures!
Léia

Ineke said...

wow, i have never been up Marcel (afraid of heights) so many thanks for sharing the view!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello again dear Marcel!

Little Luna and I left in Luna's blog "the Proximity award" for you!
"This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY...nearness in space, time, and relationships!”

Please, you can take it there as you wish!

Kind regards
Léia

m_m said...

Wonderful views! Thanks!

Frank said...

Wow. Nice vantage point. I looked for a mega-yacht but no luck. Only kidding. My younger brother sells Ocean Yachts in Flroida and has traveled far and wide. I met a man in Nice a coupe of years ago who actually knew him. You yacht folks do get around.

Again, I really like these photos.

Leif Hagen said...

Fabulous tower pictures - fun different viewpoint! Nice layout on your blog and interesting pictures. I'm new to CDP; I just started EAGAN daily photo.
Regards from Minnesota, USA

Juan Manuel said...

Marvellous shots. I like the Doms very much.

addicted to life said...

i lost my words. i just don't know what to add... wonderful photos, beautiful town