Sunday, May 31, 2015

Old city Dordrecht.

Its been a while since I was here but sometimes life gets in the way .But here I am with a few new photo's.
A few days ago we had an appointment with somebody in one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands,  Dordrecht. It was founded around the year of 1220 .I heard it has a beautiful old city center so I took my camera of course. We didn't have much time and the weather was bad but I still could make a few photo's.


The photo's on he mosaic are of the big church . We  didn't have time to visit it  but I at least wanted to make  a few photo's.To my surprise there was a married couple with photographers and their bridesmaids and on the photo top left you can see how stormy it was. The bride almost lost her umbrella and the little bridesmaids were hanging on the wedding dress, lol. They had fun,tho.  lol.
The inside of the church must be very beautiful so I wil definitely go visit it one day.


This is the also very old townhall and such a beautiful building.I  didn't have  time to take more photo's from different  angles but will do that some day soon.

 
 
 
 
This is a beautifull old house. The old street is so narrow that I could not get it on  a photo standing right in front of it. Most streets in the old  center are car free , only people who need to be here for work have a permit. I suppose it will save the buildings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This photo is taken from far so not really clear.
 
 
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Thank you to the hosts.
 
 
 
 
 

35 comments:

Home and Lifestyle said...

Dit staat ook op ons wensenlijstje, we wilden er de komende week eigenlijk al naar toe, maar we schuiven het toch even door. Maar ik heb er zulke goede verhalen over gehoord, dat ik er absoluut een keer naar toe zou willen. Jammer dat je niet zoveel tijd had, een goede reden om snel een keer terug te gasn.

Ik wens je een fijne week, Riet! Liefs, Ingrid

June said...

This is a beautiful old city Riet. I loved every photo you took of it. To think that the city was founded in the 1200's is amazing to me because of being here in the US. I love the architecture of the buildings there.
The Netherlands is a beautiful place and I love that I can see it through your eyes.
much love from me....

"Création" said...

Lieve Rietje,

Elke keer dat ik dit blog bezoek geniet ik zo
van die PRACHTIGE header van je, het is echt
een lust voor het oog.

Wat een prachtige stad is Dordrecht zeg, al die
gigantische bouwwerken zo mooi, om verliefd op
te worden. Jammer dat het weer wat tegen zat, het
is de laatste tijd meer herfst dan lente, brrrrrrrrrr
Voor het bruidspaar ook jammer als alles bijna wegwaait.

Maar je foto´s zijn goed geslaagd hoor, ik heb er van
genoten, en ondanks ik nog nooit in Dordrecht ben
geweest weet ik nu dan toch dat het een prachtige stad is.

Geniet van een fijne week lieverd,

Veel liefs,
Josephine

Dorothy said...

Fantastic architecture! Wishing you a happy new week with many photo ops!

Yvonne said...

Prachtige foto's, ik ken de stad niet maar zeker de moeite waard zo te zien!

biebkriebels said...

Nederland heeft veel van die mooie oude stadjes met goed bewaarde huizen. Prachtig, in Dordrecht ben ik lang niet geweest, moet ik ook maar eens naar toe. Die arme bruid, bijna weggewaaid, goed gezien.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Riet, Dordrecht is a beautiful old city. I love the architecture. Great timing see the wedding party outside the pretty church. Wonderful photos and mosaics. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Gayle said...

Hi Riet. I enjoyed these photos very much. The buildings are outstanding and the wedding party brought them alive.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I enjoyed seeing these beautiful old buildings and how nice that there was a wedding at the church at the right time! :)

Latane Barton said...

It is always a delightful find to run across a wedding or wedding pictures being taken. It's happened to me a couple of times.

SmilingSally said...

Hi Riet,

I'm glad you're back with us today. Your pictures are unique. Imagine catching a wedding in progress! Thanks for playing today.

Please fix the Blue Monday link to read: http://smilingsally.blogspot.com

Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

Pink Veen said...

Mooi Riet! Ik kan daar uren rond dwalen. Al die ornamenten etc. aan de huizen vind ik prachtig en de smalle straatjes, zo bijzonder. Mooi vastgelegd Riet! Beslist terug gaan!!!

Lieve groet van Pink.

LV said...

Nice seeing you and all the great places you enjoyed.

Lorrie said...

Hello Riet,
Dordrecht is a very beautiful old city. The house on the narrow street has wonderful window details and brickwork. It's nice that there are no cars on the street to block the view. Have a wonderful week!

Marie C said...

Good to see you again! This city is beautiful! Love your photos! How serendipitous to happen upon the wedding party!

Madelief said...

Prachtige foto's van Dordrecht Riet. Ik kom er ook graag. Het oude centrum doet niet onder voor Delft of Amsterdam en Villa Augustus is altijd de moeite waard om naartoe te gaan.

Fijne week!

Madelief x

Donna said...

Riet what a wonderful spot to visit...I love the old buildings and architecture...and such a lovely sight to see the wedding party!

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

What a beautiful old town with such lovely buildings. Well worth a visit. I had never heard of Dordrecht before.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful shots an old city with lots of tradition and wonderful buildings ~

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Ingmarie We said...

Hello Riet! Nice to see you back. Dordrecht seems to be a very old and interesting town to visit.

Ingmarie We said...

Hello Riet! Nice to see you back. Dordrecht seems to be a very old and interesting town to visit.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Riet, nice to have you join MM again. The old church is magnificent in architecture and I hope you do get back to see the inside. Isn't is amazing to gaze upon buildings that are so old yet still in good condition? This says a lot for the stone masons and bricklayers back then.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Carolyn said...

Hello Riet,
It looks like a lovely place to visit! I thought the first photo was from England until I read the post.

Carolyn

Fun60 said...

I feel sorry for the bride struggling with her veil in that wind.

Linda H said...

What beautiful old architecture! These buildings which are hundreds of years old area credit to their makers- skills which seem to be lost today. Modern buildings don't seem to last 50 years!! I hope you will get back to see the interior of that wonderful church.

Margie said...

Thanks for sharing your images of such interesting architecture!

NC Sue said...

Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing here, and won't you also come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/nesting.html

Grantham Lynn said...

What great shots. I love the building with the ivy. I bet it was a lovely wedding.
Thanks for sharing.

ann said...

Hello. I am Ann, visting from Mosaic Monay. As a little girl, I read Hans Christian Anderson stories and always wanted to visit the Netherlands. Your country is beautiful. I live on the prairie of northern Colorado where it is flat farmland, East of us are the great grasslands; to the west in view are the Rocky Mountains. We are known as Ski Country, but we have a lot of wide open spaces. I love the antiquity of your homeland and your photos are charming.

Annesphamily said...

Really great shots Riet! The streets without cars reminds me of Mackinaw Island in Michigan. There are no cars allowed and you have to use the ferry to get there. It is a place I hope to visit someday soon. You have agreat week. Thanks for sharing.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful historic buildings. I enjoyed seeing them. Enjoy the week.

carolann said...

Beautiful old city. Loved your background when one first enters your blog.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful old city. I would so love to visit your country. It is always good to see you posting.

Mary Cromer said...

What a beautiful place and those dripping down the building glorious Wisteria, a lovely visit to this city you made and shared~

Elizabeth said...

prachtige foto's weer.. van genoten