Sunday, April 5, 2015

Not spring yet.

Last week we for a couple of days went to the more eastern part of our country. On Monday the weather was sunny but rather cold.  We went for walks in the country and that was really nice.
But on Tuesday we had to go to the  city of Zutphen as I needed to go to a special shop. The weather had turned around, heavy storm and rain. We had planned to spend most of the day in Zutphen as it is the most beautiful old city you can imagine. That didn’t work. I almost got blown of my feet. But the shop was right in the middle of the old city so I could make a few pictures when I was there and it was dry about three minutes.So we went home.

I hope to go back there real soon.

11-hellendoorn zutphen

churchstreet, about three meters wide.


This is the gate to a old poor peoples home founded in 1723. There is a lovely courtyard but it started to  rain and I ran back to the car.

A winery in a beautiful very old house.

St Walburgischurch founded in 1050. See the houses around it are also very old, and the streets so narrow.
Didn’t get to visit the church. But will get back there some day soon.




That beautiful house was built in 1549. Next to it a little alleyway going to the drogenapstoren.

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Home and Lifestyle said...

Vorig jaar hebben wij hier een stadswandeling gemaakt en ik zie dat we op dezelfde plekken hebben gestaan ;-). Je kunt er een post over terug vinden op mijn blog. Wat jammer dat het weer zo slecht was, zou eigenlijk nog een keer terug moeten gaan op een mooie dag. Toen wij er waren, konden we op een terras van een lunch genieten. Het plaatsje is een bezoek absoluut waard.

De komende dagen lopen de temperaturen lente komt er aan!

Ik wens je nog een fijn paasweekend. Liefs, Ingrid

"Création" said...

Lieve Rietje,

Wat jammer dat jullie zulk slecht
weer hebben getroffen terwijl
jullie een dagje naar Zutphen
gingen. Een PRACHTIGE stad zie ik
wel, ondanks het slechte weer heb
je toch erg mooie foto's kunnen

Vind het altijd zo mooi die
monumentale panden, en de klein
steegjes en prachtige kerken.

Zodra het weer een stuk beter is
gewoon heerlijk opnieuw een
dagje plannen, hihi.

Fijn paasweekend verder,

Veel liefs,

Willy said...

Prachtige foto's ondanks het slechte weer. De stadswandelingsbrochure ligt hier in de kast, maar het is er nog nooit van gekomen. Natuurlijk ken ik Zutphen wel, want we wonen er vlakbij, maar tijdens een route zie je toch alle plekjes. Jammer dat jullie zulk slecht weer hadden. Fijne paasmaandag, lieve groet,

Annesphamily said...

Such beautiful photos Riet! I always enjoy seeing your lovely photography on display at your blog. Enjoy a beautiful week! Hugs!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Fascinating pictures. I love all the details in these buildings.

Wandering Wren said...

The beauty of all those buildings, I love the colour in all those bricks, the pink, reddish warmth and the sheer age of the buildings and then the brickwork on the floor, so much to look at. Looks a great day out!
Wren x

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a wonderful array of exquisite architecture. Especially love the facade of the winery.

Linda said...

Beautiful series of photos, Riet!

Joke van de Klift said...

Schitterende foto's al werkte het weer niet echt mee. Leuke herinnering. Groetjes, Joke

biebkriebels said...

Je hebt toch nog veel mooie foto's kunnen maken op die verschrikkelijke dag. Wat een storm.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Riet, what a lovely town. The buildings are beautiful. I love the gate and the church! Wonderful photos. Have a happy day and week ahead!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Riet,

Drat that rain! This is a beautiful city, and I'll look forward to your return report. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Blue Monday!

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Hi Riet, Such a beautiful post. Love how cloudy skies change the entire personality of a place.

LV said...

Such wonderful, stately buildings. It was a great tour through your lens.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

This is a beautiful town with magnificent architecture Riet, I hope you do get back in warmer weather to photograph more of it.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Maya Harrison said...

oh, i enjoyed looking at those photographs, it's like i went on the trip with you... i imagine looking at those homes and structures myself. thank you for this post, it is very enjoyable.

Marcia said...

What a lovely town despite the rain.

Pink Veen said...

Wat een prachtige stad en foto's Riet! Bedankt voor de mooie foto's!

Lieve groet, Pink

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures, Riet, as always and I really enjoyed the tour you've taken us on!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great new week!!

Fun60 said...

That does look a beautiful old city. What a pity about the weather.

Jane Hards Photography said...

Lovely architecture, and a new place for me to view. You certainly do the city justice

Jim said...

Amazing architecture.

Lynne said...

Beautiful photos . . .
The head photo . . . oh my, beautiful!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

These photos are fantastic, Riet, and I am sorry it rained on you! I hope you get to go back soon!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful shots of this gorgeous city!

Joyful said...

You managed to get some beautiful photos despite the frightful weather.

Visiting you from Mosaic Monday and wishing you a wonderful week ahead with less rain and wind :-)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

This is such a beautiful city Riet.
I've added it to my bucket list - fingers crossed I can make it there one day!
We are travelling to Europe this year but everything is already planned - hopefully next time.
The winery house is lovely and looks just like one of the Delft houses I was given when flying KLM!
Beautiful photos as always dear Riet.
Shane x

retriever said...

Prachtige, groetjes en Fyne april week,
Greeting from Belgium

Donna said...

These are beautiful images even with the gray, cold skies....we are finally get a bit of spring here with some warm days mixed in and the snow melting...this spring definitely calls for patience.

Gattina said...

My DIL was born in Zutphen it looks like a nice little town !

June said...

To live in such a beautiful country as yours must be a wonderful blessing dear Riet! This city is full of so many beautiful buildings and your photos are wonderful of them. I love taking pictures outdoors in overcast skies because of the depth it gives. I am so happy that you would share this place with us my dear Riet.
Have a lovely week and I can't wait to see where you will take me next!
much love from here...

ann said...

Hi. I come to by way of Monday Mosaics. Your photos are so beautiful, showing a place that I think I would like to visit. I checked out your quilting blog, too, to read your profile. I have always wanted to visit the Netherlands. Beautiful quilts, as well. See you again soon.

Madelief said...

Ondanks het vieze weer heb je prachtige foto's gemaakt Riet! Het is alweer een tijd geleden dat ik er ben geweest. Wat een mooie stad.

Ik wens je een fijn weekend toe! Geniet van het mooie lenteweer.

Madelief x

Riet said...

Wat een prachtige foto,s Riet zo helder,echt super.
Hoe is het bij jullie?
bij mij is het niet zo,ik leef mometeel echt in een hel.

Liefs Riet.xx

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm sorry it rained and hope you get back soon. But you got enough beautiful pictures to make it obvious how lovely this old city is.

Pamela Gordon said...

Wonderful photos! What a beautiful town with so much history and great architecture. Thanks for sharing. It's too bad the rain storm came.