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A few centuries later the city walls were replaced as the city grew bigger. Nowadays 't Pestengasthuis is a restaurant in the heart of the old city centre. I haven't eaten there, but as it is listed in the Michelin Guide it must be good!
During our city walk we passed this somewhat hidden door at the back, and as the label on the door indicates it apparently is the kitchen entrance.
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I spotted this one in the village of Wedde in Groningen, near the Castle of Wedde.
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Linking to Monday Mural.
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..and small villages and farms.
22 augustus 2015
I visited Leeuwarden today and watched these students having fun while floating in one of the canals. Together with other guys and girls on the banks they were all singing loud and clapping hands.
21 augustus 2015
De Verhalenboot ('The Story-Boat') in the Thorbeckegracht. It's a unique entertaining as well as training location for both individuals and companies. They offer story telling theatre. give lessons in presentation techniques, organise story telling festivals, etc etc
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Following up on my post from last Monday with the Daniël Douglas murals in the Papenstraat in Zwolle, this photo shows the artist´s art studio/gallery next to the murals. Here he exhibits his work and he gives workshops as well.
Nice to mention is that across the street is the Celepoortje (Cele Gate) I showed you last Sunday!
I really like the sign hanging on the wall! I think the word I'd choose for it is stylish. What do you think?
Linking to signs, signs.
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Daniel Douglas (1984). This Dutch painter and poet studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence. His work contains portraits, nudes, still lifes and landscapes in a realistic style.
I´m linking to Monday Mural.
I´m linking to Monday Mural.
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The 56 hexagonal tiles in a set contain 3 lines each with different colours, and no two tiles are identical. Players place tiles to create the longest line or loop, or any other shape.
Click HERE for its official site if you would like to read more.
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Here lived IZAAK DE LEEUWE born 1908 murdered 27.10.1942 Mauthausen
Here lived FANNI DE LEEUWE-GRüNEBERG born 1918 murdered 17.9.1943 Auschwitz
Here lived EVELINE MARTHA DE LEEUWE born 1938 murdered 17.9.1943 Auschwitz
They can be found in several countries, and hundreds of cities and towns.
8 augustus 2015
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The poetic lines are by J.C. van Schagen (1891-1985), a Dutch poet who died in Deventer. The lines "eens halve kous heet nu St. Jan / maar wat er bleef dat af en an... / wat ik u brom u keert weerom" are really difficult to translate as the first two are hard to understand for me even in Dutch. The bottom line however ("let me tell you, you will return") apparently refers to the fact that the St Jansstraat is a dead-end street.
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We visited the Deventer book fair this weekend, a huge event that takes place each year on the first Sunday of August.
A total of 878 market stalls through the city streets and along the IJssel River were selling books: novels, history books, comic books, thrillers, childrens books etc etc
This photo is from the central square, and taken in the morning when it wasn't very crowded yet. According to the news that we heard later, 130,000 people visited Deventer on this day.
3 augustus 2015
These murals are created by Jan van der Veken (1975), a Belgian illustrator who specializes in book covers and posters. He works internationally for both large and small clients in the cultural and commercial sector.
I'm linking to Monday Mural.
2 augustus 2015
The Semslinie is a part of the border between the provinces of Groningen and Drenthe that runs from Wolfsbarge to Musselkanaal, right through the former Bourtanger Moor.
1 augustus 2015
In Winter the Badboot is used as a skating rink.