Sunday, August 31, 2014

Stockholm Sweden.

Yes, it’s been a while since my last blog. I was a bit under the weather

But here we go again . I still have photo’s from our last cruise around the Baltic sea. This time I want to show photo’s of beautiful Stockholm, Sweden.

Swedens capital city spreads out over 14 islands in lake Malearen and looks out to the Baltic sea.

And this is what I want to show today, not the old city but just some of the islands and the beautiful sights .

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To live here would be a dream. The clean air , the peace and quiet. Wonderful.

 

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Ferry , much needed if you live on one of the islands.

 

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

still more trip photo’s.

 

 

One more set of photo’s from that beautiful little part of our country just north of Amsterdam.

Today back to Durgerdam .

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This lovely building once used to be a school and a townhall. These days it is a home that you can rent for a lot of money , but then of course you have something very special and directly at the lake.

 

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Houses along the dyke.

Lots of blue in this post for Blue Monday with Smiling Sally.

 

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So good to be on your bike on a sunny day .

 

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More old houses and look at the front , these two neighbors both have a rabbit cage in their front garden.

and on the other side of the street you see this, down here

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What better to dry your goods than sun and wind.

 

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And what a view these people have when sitting in their front gardens.

 

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Blue Monday:http://smilingsally.blogspot.nl/

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Ruby Tuesday too:http://rubytuesdaytoo.blogspot.nl/

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For more posts about Durgerdam and Holysloot scroll down.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

More summer trip.

 

Last Sunday we visited our friends who have a summerhouse in a tiny lovely little village called Holysloot . There is only one street there and most of the houses are situated at the water. It is quiet and serene there and what is so special it is only a few miles north from busy city Amsterdam.

Wonderful to be there.

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This is a bike and hikers ferry and as you can see it was a beautiful day.

 

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The end of a beautiful day.

Reflections in every photo.

 

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Weekend reflections:http://weekendreflection.blogspot.nl/

and Pink Saturday:http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/pink-saturday/

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Wednesday.

 

Last Sunday we visited our friends who have a summer house in the country just outside the city of Amsterdam. On our way there we visited a lovely little village called Durgerdam that is stretched along a dyke at the lake IJmeer part of the IJsselmeer lake.

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Nothing better than sun and wind for drying the laundry.

 

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Just watching

 

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and there it is

 

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Beautiful weather for sailing on the lake.

 

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so nice and peaceful.

 

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Resting behind the dyke.

 

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Cute animals.



A few months ago while walking in a large furniture store I saw these cute colorful animals. They were too expensive for my purse or I would have bought that one super dog. I love those colors.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Monday, Tuesday.

After a couple of very, very hot days today was cooler so we went for a drive and a walk in our local park. This is what we saw.

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Ladies lace.

 

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First thought they had big dogs but they were walking their ponies. ))

 

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Such a beauty.

 

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the ferryman.

 

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Maastricht #1

 

About three months ago we visited the city of Maastricht and some little villages around it in the south  of the Netherlands , the province of Limburg.The weather was lovely so good to look around and make photo’s.

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In probably every little village in the south is a huge Roman Catholic church and you know, I love churches.

 

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a lovely park next to the church.

 

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This is the castle where the world famous violinist André Rieu   lives with his family. It is situated on the mountain “St Pietersberg”

I suppose you have heard of him. He travels all over the world with his orchestra.

 

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These sculptures are so lovely. Saw them in another village. Sorry I don’t remember their names.

 

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Many houses in Holland have these plant pots on the windowsills. In April it was violets now it often is geraniums.

 

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