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Av EvaLena Hallgren - 27 juli 2016 22:48


wow, what a day we had.the lighter sky fooled Mom it's not better weather here it has been pouring all day. That didn't stop us, so on the bike and get going we will not melt.

The artist of this was seeing a flamingo instead of a heron 

 

 

Delft is a gorgeous city and we spent the entire day there and is known for its historic town centre with canals, Delft Blue pottery, the Delft University of Technology, painter Johannes Vermeer and scientist Antony van Leeuwenhoek

East Gate, was built around 1400. It is a lightly built gate with a high-ceilinged area on the ground floor. Shots could be fired from this room through loopholes.

 

 

all the canals are covered with a bright green goo, water is blooming

 

   

Not sure if this is something from a ceremony or if it's speed bumps, or just to look pretty , any ideas anyone ?

 

 

In an alley I found Betty Boop serving steak 

 

 

 

In 1618 the town hall burned down - only the tower and some bits of the wall remained standing.
Architect Hendrick de Keyser was commissioned to rebuild the town hall. By using the old tower and the wall remnants he managed to design a new town hall with a symmetrical design. In 1620, the reconstruction of the town hall was completed.

 

 

opposite to the City Hall is The Nieuwe Kerk ( New Church) is a Protestant church located on Delft Market Square

 

 

if you wanted to you could climb up the church tower, there's a balcony just above the clock...........we weren't even tempted

 

 

 

this market square is awesome with all the restaurants and shops. On Saturdays,we were told, there's always a green market in the square. Would be fun but not sure we stay here that long

 

       

 

Of course, there's also those souvenir rip-off shops, but not as many and gaudy as in some places.

Mom really wanted a few of those wooden tulips but at 10.00 Euro a piece ............forget it

 

     

 

Mom was in total awe at how the Dutch people parallel park ? I suppose they climb over to the passenger side to get in and out of the car ? No way no how will Mom park Lucy like this she says

 

 

here's a happy crowd  sharing war stories while having a shot or two at noon............

   



On the 3rd of May 1536 the great fire broke out. How it started exactly is not known, but it is likely that the wooden spire of the Nieuwe Kerk was hit by lightning and flying sparks set the surrounding houses on fire. Some 2,300 houses went up in flames. More than a hundred years later, in 1654, an explosion destroyed part of the city. The cellar of the former Poor Clares convent on Paardenmarkt was used to store gunpowder. This central warehouse for the region Holland contained some 80,000 pounds of gunpowder. The consequences of the explosion were enormous - two hundred houses were razed to the ground, and roofs fell in and windows were smashed in another three hundred houses. In 1660 a new gunpowder house was built about a mile outside the center.

so when rebuilt there was no wooden houses allowed.

       

we went for one of those tourist boats around the canal, it was ok, but would have been better if we knew Dutch. The guides English was limited, but he did his best.

There's really water under this green stuff

 

   

a diamond ?

 

 

 

This beautiful town had so much more to show us, but we were getting wet and cold, so we pedaled back to Lucy to dry, and now Mom spotted the birds on the field. They were too far away for any decent pictures, but now we see they are spoonbills and a stork and some kind of geese 

 

   

Time to sleep, tomorrow is another day

goodnight 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Av EvaLena Hallgren - Onsdag 18 juli 06:12

Sorry, there has been no updates for a few days, but we truly found a paradise where for me it means complete freedom to come and go as I please. First thing this morning I ran down to the dock at full speed, and then up the hill (which is really ste...

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Söndag 15 juli 11:53

So we got on the ferry for a 4 hour crossing to the island. First, we found a very comfortable lounge chair where Mom thougt we could spend the evening on, but it got way to cold and windy.        Going inside to curl up in a chair was so muc...

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Torsdag 12 juli 17:27


So we didn't make to Abo in one day, Mom felt tired so we stopped and spent the night halfway there. Up early again and continuing on. I'm trying to tell Mom if she stopped getting up so early we would make it much further during the day. But the r...

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Onsdag 11 juli 00:18

We got up at 4.30 am in Tallinn for a reason I didn't understand"ferry isn't leaving until 8am I know Mom likes early mornings, but this is ridiculous ..............So Mom tried the "it's a good thing to be on time youneverknow thing. HA, I knew she ...

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Måndag 9 juli 18:03


This kitty had found a home behind Lucy and I was planning to share my breakfast with her, but she ran as soon as mOm opened the door.............WHo am I kidding I do NOT share food unless Mom makes me.       So we said goodbye to Riga and ...

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