Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Veere #1 ...

... de Dom/Grote Kerk / 'great church' (1348)
a big Gothic church with an unfinished tower ...

... skyline of the historical town Veere ...

... mill 'De Koe' / The Cow ...

The Veerse Meer ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is a lagoon.
It was separated from theNorth Sea

in 1961 by the Delta Works dam system .
..

Monday, June 29, 2009

Veere #2 ...

... Veere Port ...

'stokvis'/stockfish ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is unsalted fish, especially cod, dried by sun and wind
on wooden racks on the foreshore called flakes,
or in special drying houses

... enjoying mussels ...

... fresh North Sea cod! ...

... cod-liver oil ...

... an old article about Lofoten cod-liver oil ... (EN)
by lofoten-info.no
...
Pharmacist Peter Møller wanted to introduce
more people to the healthy effects of cod liver oil ...


... freshly caught 'Scyliorhinus canicula'...
EN: Lesser spotted dogfish - NL: hondshaai
FR: petite roussette - DE: Kleingefleckter Katzenhai


... palingbroodjes/bread filled with eel
with some advice how to eat the 'palingbroodjes' ...

... 'fish' door knocker in Veere ...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Veere #3 ...

... busy street in Veere ...

... Her Majesty's Snack bar
Fashionably Chic on a budget! ...

... old fashioned style Dutch tulip vase ...

... elegant cast iron decoration of front door ...

... whale jaw bone ...
whaling in the Netherlands ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... The history of Dutch whaling begins with 17th century
exploration of Arctic fishing grounds; and the profitability
of whaling in the 18th century drove further growth ...


... de Campveerse Toren/the Campveer tower (ca. 1500)
as a defensive tower at the harbour ...

... a genuine Napoleonic bivouac and revived parts
of the battle of Walcheren in 1809...

on 10, 11 and 12 July 2009 the Walcheren expedition
will be commemorated and re-enacted in a major event
with over 500 soldiers, horses, ships, etc.
For more detailed information and the latest programme:

Friday, June 26, 2009

Middelburg ...

... Oostkerk / the East church
built: 1648 - 1667 ...

... pterocarya fraxinifolia ...
EN: The Caucasian Wingnut
NL: Gewone vleugelnoot of Kaukasische Vleugelnoot
FR: Ptérocaryer du Caucase - DE: Kaukasische Flügelnuss


... The old city moats are still there, as is one
of the city gates, the Koepoort gate (1735) ....
source: en.wikipedia.org

... mill 'De Seismolen' (1728) ...

... mill 'de Hoop'/the Hope
(1735/1755/1954)
...

... houseboats ...

... sundial with equation of time curves
at 'de Stadsschuur'.
The dial may be built in 1682,
but the Equation of time curves are drawn in 1842,
as is mentioned in literature about this dial ...

Middelburg ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... The first mention of Middelburg was as one of three
fortified towns (i.e., borgs) erected on Walcheren
(then an island) to guard against Viking raids ...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Japanese martial arts ...

... sculptures as window decoration ...

Japanese martial arts ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... The historical origin of Japanese martial arts
can be found in the warrior traditions of the samurai and
the caste system that restricted the use of weapons

by members of the non-warrior classes ...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

garden #38

... patio garden along the river ...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Neeltje Jans ...

... floods in the Netherlands ...

The construction of the Delta Works
was in response
to the North Sea Flood of 1953.
by en.wikipedia.org
A combination of a high spring tide and a severe
European windstorm caused a storm tide.
In combination with a tidal surge of the North Sea
the water level locally exceeded 5.6 m. above mean sea level.
The flood and waves overwhelmed sea defences
and caused extensive flooding.

... the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier Neeltje Jans ...

The Oosterschelde storm surge barrier ... (EN-NL-DE)
by deltawerken.com
official site Deltawerken online

... At the artificial island Neeltje Jans, at one end of the barrier,
a plaque is installed with the words:
"Hier gaan over het tij, de wind, de maan en wij"

("Here the tide is ruled, by the wind, the moon and us (the Dutch)").
source: en.wikipedia.org

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