31 maart 2018

View from the train

View at the countryside during the train journey from Zwolle to Groningen. Happy weekend!

30 maart 2018

Train station

A photo taken through the (not so clean) train window during a stop in Assen; a bit of a quiet moment in the end of the afternoon.

28 maart 2018

25 maart 2018


We are standing here at the edge of the Lunsveen, a marsh in the woodlands near Borger. A wonderful spot, and very quiet when we passed it earlier today. Once this water was used as an ice rink in Winter.

I am linking to All Seasons.

24 maart 2018

The Yellow Bridge

This Yellow Bridge called "Gele Klap" is a vertical-lift bridge in Stadskanaal. The name Klap refers to the Dutch word 'klapbrug' or 'drawbridge', after the old wooden drawbridge that was here before 1867.

I'm linking to Weekend Reflections.

23 maart 2018


The Stadskanaal public library is located on the ground floor of an apartment building.

The words 'De Bibliotheek' above the entrance mean 'The Library'.

21 maart 2018


Apartment buildings at the Poststraat in Stadskanaal with a supermarket on the ground floor.

18 maart 2018

School building

'Ubbo Emmius' is a local comprehensive school with over 3,000 students and 8 different locations. The building on the photo is at the Stationslaan in Stadskanaal.

17 maart 2018

16 maart 2018


 ...but pretty: the crocuses on our lawn. I´m linking to Nick´s Floral Friday Fotos.

14 maart 2018


Walking in the Hondsrug area near the villages of Odoorn and Exloo. Signs explain that it's free to walk here though people are warned to keep a safe distance to cattle.

11 maart 2018

Tour of Drenthe

The Tour of Drenthe (Ronde van Drenthe in Dutch) is an elite men's and women's professional road bicycle event held each year in the province of Drenthe. We saw the men this morning, halfway the villages of Odoorn and Exloo, speeding over a cobbled road.

The Tour of Drenthe has been held since 1960, and was won by a non-Dutchman 7 times. Only in 2001 the race was cancelled due to foot-and-mouth disease.

And when the bikes were gone, lots and lots of support cars followed..

10 maart 2018

Spring is near

From icy weather last week to Spring temperatures now. Things can change quickly :) This photo is from our garden earlier today.

Happy weekend!

9 maart 2018

Buinen-Schoonoord canal

One more photo taken along the Buinen-Schoonoord canal, with on the left the path we took. There was still some ice on the water last Sunday.

7 maart 2018


The Buinen-Schoonoord canal was being dredged and cleared of things that don't belong in the water.

5 maart 2018


We saw some impressive icicles yesterday when we passed this lock in the Buinen-Schoonoord canal near Borger. I don't know if the water was all frozen last week, it was running fast again when we were there.

They were formed in a rib-like shape. A remarkable view.

4 maart 2018

On the ice

From today temperatures will rise above freezing point, and this will stay the same the coming week, so anybody who wants to skate this Winter, it's pretty much now or never. 

These photos were taken at the ice rink in Borger around noon today.

3 maart 2018

The American Dream in Assen

The current major exhibition at the Drents Museum is Assen is "The American Dream", about American Realism in the years 1945-1965. This painting called "Morning Sun" from 1952 by Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is on the cover of the exposition's information leaflet. The model is Hopper's wife Josephine, bathed in the morning light, sitting on her bed gazing out at the city. It is one of Hopper's most famous paintings.

This piece from 1963 by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) pictures Ethel Scull. She and her husband Robert Scull were American art collectors. Ethel was also the subject of Warhol's "Ethel Scull 36 Times", a large work depicting Scull in 36 different poses.

The exhibition can be seen until the end of May.