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A day trip to The Netherlands (Utrecht/Amersfoort)

 
 
Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 04:14 pm
Sometimes I need to escape from daily routine and have some time just for myself.

Last week, on Thursday, I made a trip to Utrecht and Amersfoort, the largest towns in the smallest Dutch province, Utrecht.

I've passed Utrecht many times and usually only stopped there for a coffee on the way to Amsterdam (and North Holland).

I always wanted to have a closer look at this place.


I've been in Amerfoort as a very young boy two or three times - I only vaguely remember the home of my grandaunt and -uncle, who lived there.

So, I'll post a couple of pics here.

I'm rather sure, the persons more knowledgable about Utrecht (nimh) and Amersfoort (Dutchy) can add comments better than anyone else. :wink:
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nimh
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 04:21 pm
Hey, I'm sure anyone will be able to tell you your photos are great! Smile

But - bookmarking. If I recognize anything I'll holler Razz
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 04:25 pm
The view, in the early morning, towards the cathedral

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/5803/aae0020600x401ae2.jpg


http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/635/aae0022401x600mx1.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 04:29 pm
Did someone ever connect bicycles and canals with 'Holland'? :wink:


http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/7686/aae0023401x600gq7.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 04:30 pm
great buildings, great cobbled street, great morning light....
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 04:31 pm
Thanks, osso - time for a coffee

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/2338/aae0024401x600ij8.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 04:36 pm
A first view of the cathedral - more to follow later - and afterwards some from the quarter around the cathedral

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/6844/aae0026401x600wt1.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 04:36 pm
I love the mix of the buildings. There was a recent article I did NOT save - I'm trying to cut down my save article addiction - about the finessing of a relatively modern building tucked in with buildings of different ages. Think that was a SF chronicle piece by J. King, oh, well. Anyway, this streetscape is near musical in the play of buildings next to each other.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 04:39 pm
As a concept going from one country to another "just for a visit" is completly alien to me. To go to another country for me means months of planning visa passport 5 hour plane rides etc etc.

On the other hand why would I ever need to go anywhere else?



Just love the photos, the buildings are just so completely different.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 04:41 pm
http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/3615/aae0027600x401yd9.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 04:42 pm
http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/5267/aae0029600x401jj6.jpg

More photos will come later.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 04:44 pm
I probably was born to be a travel agent and didn't catch on until decades later. But - being one might have ruined real travel for me. Even as it is, I'm skittish of "tourists" and the surface-only way of exploring. Walter, of course, doesn't fit that surface-only mode.
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Swimpy
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 04:54 pm
I miss Europe! Great photos, Walter!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 04:57 pm
Two more photos from "the same corner"

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/200/aae0030600x402jg9.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 04:57 pm
http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/4973/aae0031600x402wv1.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 04:59 pm
A view towards the other side

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/9389/aae0032402x600kb0.jpg
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 05:05 pm
I am so insanely jealous I wont be able to read this thread anymore.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 05:05 pm
So just look at the pics, dd, and don't read my prosa :wink:
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 05:07 pm
Yeah, me too.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 05:07 pm
A few yards furthe on, the view at a croosroad to the right ...

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/408/aae0033600x402wi3.jpg

... and to the left ...

http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/5674/aae0034401x600wm6.jpg

... brought us to the last pic as of today
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