Sunday, February 14, 2016

Spring.

We haven'd had much winter till this weekend. It has been snowing in some  parts of our country but not much to talk about really. Over here in the western part we just had some wet snow yesterday. .We did have a lot of rain and wind for weeks though.
 Of course we still can get a late winter but I'd rather think about spring.

We Dutch like to talk about the weather, too much rain, or wind or cold or hot.There is always something we don't like. LOL. How is that in your country?


 As I haven't made many photo's lately I got back to my trustworthy computer.
I found a collage in my maps from a few years ago that makes me feel  happy.




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Sunday, December 27, 2015

St Petersburg, Russia.

This year we went cruising again and visited St Petersburg, Russia, for the second time. I did post about the beautiful churches there  more than once but I still have photo's from one visit last year I never showed before. The Sts Peter and Paul cathedral. Beautiful on the outside but stunning on the inside. I made photo;s but in person it is so much more beautiful. I have never seen so much gold and artwork in a church. See for yourself.
The people on the photo's are all also visitors and tourists.
























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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Winter.

December in this country is usually cold but this year it is entirely different. We have not had any snow or ice. During the day most of the times it is around or above 10 degrees Celsius. Very strange.

Now, next week it is our 55th wedding anniversary and I remember 5 years ago we had the most ever snow falling in one night in this country. And that was the  day we were having our anniversary party. What a day.

I was looking through my photo's and memories came back. Thought I would show you some.

I usually don't show much from my private life but for once it is alright.





View from our window.





garden of the restaurant.


The next day
dh getting the car ready to get to the shops.



Me and all my men. I believe they were telling somebody to do a better job.;)))

Thank you.


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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Brabant.

A couple of months ago we visited Noord Babant the beautiful province where I was born and lived  when I was young.

That southern part of our country where most people were Roman Catholic.

  Those beautiful little villages with their old farms that were transformed to beautiful houses.

I loved it.






It was raining a bit as you can see.



Lighting a candle for somebody we loved.





Big statue in front of a restaurant.







Built in 1614 as you can see.


The church in Eindhoven  I went to with my friends.







And next three photo's I made in a lovely little tea-salon and garden.









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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Stockholm, Sweden.

In Stockholm, the beautiful capital of Sweden where we also were last year,  we didn't go on an excursion but just walked a bit round the harbour and made some snapshots.







Our  cruiseship The Rotterdam from the Holland America Line.




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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Skywatch Friday

This time of year we have the most beautiful skies . My camera is aways standing by so I can make a photo the minute I see it. And it has to be right away as a minute later it can be  all gone.

Here I have sundown Tuesday evening and the other ones are sunrise Wednesday morning.


Sundown

Sundown.




Sunrise.


Sun is rising.


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Sunday, October 18, 2015

St Petersburg, Russia # 2

Today, in my second post, I want to show you a few of the beautiful churches or cathedrals we saw here.. I am using a few photo's from last years trip because they look better. As I told you in my first post we only saw a little of St Petersburg but here are some views.




St Isaac's Cathedral
built between 1818 and 1858



Top of St Isaac's cathedral.









Just a little piece of the front of Church on the spilled blood.






The Sts Peter and Paul fortress and Cathedral.



This was the only church we could visit. The interior is so stunningly beautiful I will show that in another post.








A few photo's of the St Nicolas cathedral, so beautiful and so blue.
















I don't know which church this was. There is so much to see and too much to remember. Couldn't find it in my book of St Petersburg.




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