maandag 22 juli 2013

The "Vierdaagse" (Dutch for "Four day Marches) part 2

These orange en green flags on top of the church are especially for the 4 days marches
Evening festivities accompanying the marches with small shops and food
It's tradition to give participants gladiolus when they get to the finish line.
During the marches the St. Annastreet is named Via Gladiola.
This is a play on a Dutch saying Death or the Gladioli, which refers to Roman times when 
the gladiolus were a symbol of strength and victory

vrijdag 19 juli 2013

• The "Vierdaagse" (Dutch for "Four day Marches) part 1

The International Four Day Marches Nijmegen (or Vierdaagse) is the largest marching event in the world. It is organised every year in Nijmegen in mid-July as a means of promoting sport and exercise. Participants walk 30, 40 or 50 kilometers daily depending on their age and gender, and, on completion, receive a royally approved medal (Vierdaagsekruis). The participants are mostly civilians, but there are also a 5000 thousand military participants.

source: Wikipedia

2 days the walkers passed my home. Picture taken when it was still dark without flash

a few hours later

Wishing participating friends good luck

woensdag 17 juli 2013

A trip with the Panda Club

Last sunday I went  to the west of the Netherlands with a friend who is a Fiat Panda lover for a meeting with fellow Panda enthousiasts. This first picture is a group-photo at the seashore.

Visiting a wonderful castle
Nowadays it is a youth hostel
Beautiful little harbour in Zierikzee

maandag 15 juli 2013

An Afternoon in Utrecht part 2

Museum Catharijneconvent, national museum of Christian art.
Divine inspiration, Russian icons meet Western art
Garden of the Museum
Treasury Room
Statue of Count Jan van Nassau

vrijdag 12 juli 2013

maandag 1 juli 2013

A walk in the park

Chapel of Saint Nicolaas (1030). It's used nowadays for expositions,
wedding ceremonies and concerts during summer

The Roman Goddess of victory: Victoria. This monument was build in 1884, in honour of
the newly built railway between Nijmegen and Kleve (Germany)

Barbarossa Ruin (1155)