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.

 

I am linking this post to 

:Good Fences: http://run-a-roundranch.blogspot.nl/

Skywatch Friday:http://skyley.blogspot.nl/

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

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

 

Thank you to the hosts.

24 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

breathtaking and i love the dancing sculptures!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful old church! of course, i'm partial to the stone wall and gates!

BumbleVee said...

Thanks so much for a great little holiday in the Netherlands.....

Lynne said...

Lovely setting and your photos are wonderful.
I too enjoy visiting old churches, cathedrals . . .

Margaret Adamson said...

A fantastic selection of photographs including fences but I really love the sculptures.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Riet, the church is beautiful! The castle, park and sculptures are beautiful. Lovely post. Happy Thursday!

afanja said...

Prachtige serie, Limburg herbergt zowel landschappelijk als stedelijk veel moois.

VioletSky said...

These are so lovely to see - especially as I'm planning a trip to Holland that includes Maastricht, in September!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fascinating images. I love all the details.

Home and Lifestyle said...

Maastricht is een hele gezellige en sfeervolle stad, bovendien is het ook nog eens gelegen in een mooie omgeving. Ik kom er niet vaak, maar vind het altijd leuk om er te zijn. Je kunt er ook prima shoppen ;-). Je hebt er mooie fotocollages van gemaakt.

Alvast een fijn weekend, Riet. Liefs, Ingrid

Christian Weiß said...

Great series of photos, like the park and the church.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such enchanting scenes. Especially love the action sculptures with the bikes. Such fun figures.

Valerie said...

Thank you for the tour around Andre's home town Riet. (I'm a fan of his talent and that of his orchestra). Lovely images! Yes, I too am drawn to churches and cathedrals - such wonderful architecture.

Piece by Piece said...

I love listening to Andre Rieu's orchestra. Here in Canada, we can go to a local movie theatre and see his concert from Maastricht.
I saw a notice where it will be shown in August.

Thanks for the beautiful photo's.

Patricia

Felicia said...

beautiful scenery. the church is gorgeous and the little park beside it is so lovely.

thanks for sharing Riet.

Rajlakshmi said...

Loved the view of the church.. the architecture is lovely.

Twinkle Eyed Traveller

LindyLou Mac said...

This looks just like the sort of region I would really enjoy visiting. :)

Viera said...

I visited Maastricht many years ago, but as I see there are many places what I missed...Amazing photos...

"Création" said...

Heerlijk lieve Rietje, mooie
beelden van Maastricht. Ik vind het een erg sfeervolle stad met
prachtige statige panden, en vooral
mooie eetgelegenheden en gezellige
kroegjes op de pleinen.

Je kan er fantastisch winkelen en
de omgeving is adembenemend mooi.
Zou er zo kunnen wonen.

PRACHTIG ook de foto van de
beeldhouwerken. Je ziet ze daar wel vaker in de omgeving, echt
ontzettend leuk omdat al wandelend tegen te komen allemaal.

Wat een hitte hé, kan er ook niet zo goed tegen, ik wil niet klagen
maar doe het wel, hahahahaha.
Volgende week als het uit komt
gelukkig wat aangenamer.

Heel fijn weekend.....

Veel liefs,
Josephine

Charo Aza said...

So beautiful. Thanks for this lovely tour.
Hugs
Charo

The French Hutch said...

Hi Riet, Such a beautiful and interesting post. So many of your photos leaves me wanting more. We have been to Amsterdam and loved it, only wish we’d had longer. I enjoyed the photos of the church, I love them too. I’m also a big fan of André Rieu and what a treat to see where he lives. Thanks for the beautiful tour.

Johanna said...

Beautiful. Love the grounds! I love seeing sunch grand old places maintained so well.
Have an incredibly pink Saturday

edenhills said...

How lovely! It certainly does look like a quaint old area. Love the statues.

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