A shot of a
garden of one of the houses at the Singel. All though I have been whining about
the rainy weather, the good thing is that it is very green and lush when the
sun shines. Because there is plenty of water the trees and bushes can take the luxury
of having soft green leaves..
Aah summer has arrived, it has become lovely sunny weather.. I can stop complaining. This is a shot of the 'Old Rhine' a small branch of the Rhine, which flows from Utrecht to Woerden, Alphen, Leiden and into the North Sea at Katwijk.
Woerden has gotten a fish shop in the center. Fish used to be the dish for poor
people but now fish is a costly delicacy. I see 6 people working in this shop,
which means they must make a good profit.
weekend I did a small research. This building is part of the skyline of
Woerden. It's a factory, I never looked up what they actually do. It's a
factory for animal food based on grains. Different types of animals, cows,
sheep, cats and dogs..
quadrangle logo contains an A from Arie and B from Blok. Blok is in English a block/ quadrangle .
I like this
building, Arie Blok could have chosen to build an ugly factory tower instead he
added some design to it.. : )
In a shop
in Woerden I spotted a painting of crying woman. Taking a closer look, she is
not just crying, she has just committed ‘hara-kiri’ or ‘seppuku’? She is crying
because of the reason she committed suicide and that she is about to die I
guess. Quite a fascinating picture.
During jogging I peeped over the fence of the Jewish cemetery. Before the war there was a small Jewish community in Woerden, really small, but big enough to have a butcher. I live in the area of Woerden where most Jews lived. Some of the houses are known to have been Jewish property. The cemetery is proof there was a community in Woerden. It's funny, this cemetery is in the center of town, but for some reason we are hardly aware that it's there.
help that I am slowly moving to a depressed and gloomy state of being....
summer but it feels we are in autumn. You can't really see it on the picture
but it's taken from my office window and it is raining very hard. The word
goes that next week we will get some sun. I hope to place sunnier pictures and
messages by then!
This weekend I ate an apple pie which was so good! The smell of the pie was so pure and natural that I waited a while just to smell the fine odor of fresh apples and crust.
The taste was awesome, together with real whipped cream it was a perfect combination. I cannot remember that I enjoyed an apple pie that much.
I ate it very slow to enjoy each bit...
It appeared that the apple pie come from the Dudok Grand Café in Rotterdam, delivered every morning fresh... The Grand Cafés of Dudok have a good reputation in The Netherlands.
One of the wisdoms of life is to always enjoy your cup of coffee, no matter what your situation is. I feel they can add apply pie to it. :)
In Bussum is a pancake restaurant which is really a great place to hang out with the family or friends to enjoy the country side and a good quality pancake. With bacon, cheese, apple, ginger, what ever is to your liking.
The chefs were extremly busy making the pancakes, we had to wait one hour for our pancakes. Nevertheless they were very splendid!
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.