I have visitied the church of St Anthony of Padua last friday night. It was open church evening. Inside there were some very beautifull paintings of the 'stages'? It appeared they came from a demolished church (the amount of demolished churches is imense and is still going on) The paintings lately have been restored for 30.000 euro. They are created by a local painter from Utrecht.
Photo of my crossed leg in the lounge area of Hotel New York in Rotterdam. I was to meet a friend for a dinner. Since I was very early I sat in the lounge area and sniffed up the nice atmosphere which seems to be allways present at Hotel New York. If you are ever giving Rotterdam a visit, it is great place for a coffee, lunch or dinner. Make sure to make a reservation though! (and take the water taxi)
From the moment houses were build of stone up to the 1850's (somewhere there) it was the custom each house to have an ornament with some scene identifying the purpose of the building.
This house has the scene of St George with the dragon. A scene you see quite often, though it is Saint Martin who is the actual protection saint of Holland. A fight with a dragon speaks more to the imagination then sharing half of your property with the poor, I reason....
I stay one post more with the Gouda cheese, I like both pictures.
For some reason national folklore, habbits, customs and food is getting more and more attention and is in fashion. One of them is paintings of cows. Loads of people make and sell cow pictures. You also start to see them more on products..
The soil can be so soft in these neighborhouds that iff a house does not have a good foundation, it might sinkin. At the construction of this house in the 17's they probably didn't use the right material for the foundation on the left side of the house.
City in the west of the Dutch province Utrecht, founded by the Romans in 40 AD as a castellum at the Northern Fronteer of the Roman Empire. Received city rights in 1372, forensic city for North and South Holland's bigger cities, 33.650 inhabitants.
Woerden Community contains the towns and villages: Harmelen, Kamerik and Zegveld.