I have to do it, this picture is nothing particular, but one thing, the sun is back! Hurray, it is as if spring is starting, it has been dark and grey for so long that the coming of the sun is reason for wistheling :)
In the very old days, up to 1700, rough guess, it was the custom to give a house a plaque or commemorative stone. This stone had all kinds of motives, artifacts, the owner’s occupation, religious themes and so on. This one in particular wants to say that love is the fundament of life or family life.
There is a group which works to maintain and restore the surviving stones. Restoring is to paint them back into the original colors since they were always brightly painted. I have the evidence that they actually do this. In June 2009 I pictured this same stone.. See the difference.
Living in an old town can be lovely. The historic houses, scenes and the presence of the past everywhere around you. However in the past people used to be much smaller; notable at these stairs in a restaurant, the sign is a necessity.
Somebody did put out the flag yesterday. There are offical rules when you may flag or not. We may do it on days when somebody of the Royal Familie has their birthday. Or when there is a National day. It was neither of both, so somebody was probably just feeling patriotic...
My bosses at work are 'bourgondic' which can not really be translated to English, but it means something like 'to dine heartly'. I means of coffee is that we drink Nespresso since we moved to the new office... hurray!! This is my colleaugue showing the selection box.
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.