Stadskanaal – Leeuwarden (Ljouwerd)
Self-evidently we had a walk around the city. On one side of the Martinikerkhof (Martini-cemetery) the Provinciehuis (Province-house) is...
View from it
...looking towards a small green, giving the view as shown on the right picture. It’s utterly peaceful, though in the very centre of a bustling city.
Two more examples of Groningen’s beauties, the first being ancient buildings and a garden dating from 1625, containing herbs, fruit, roses and more. Note the Martinitoren in the background. The second picture...
...is the façade of the main-building of Groningen’s university, dating from 1614. The university that is, the building dates from 1909. Note the flags of the provinces of Groningen (centre), Friesland (left) and Drenthe.
Jozef Israëls (1824 - 1911)
Perhaps Jozef Israëls (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jozef_Israëls) is the most important of all the painters born in Groningen. He was a prominent representative of the Hague School. After stays in Amsterdam and Paris, he returned to The Hague and became friendly with another Groningen painter, Hendrik Willem Mesdag. This painting (Aan moeder’s graf – Passing mother’s grave) is the most impressive of Israëls’ whole oeuvre. In the era of industrialization, scenes of the lives of simple farmers and peasants -and in this case, fisherman- were much favoured by art-loving urbanites. Even Vincent van Gogh was lyrical about this painting. © Groninger Museum
Hendrik W. Mesdag (1831 - 1915)
Besides Jozef Israëls, Hendrik Willem Mesdag (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendrik_Willem_Mesdag), another artist from Groningen, also became a member of the Hague School and a very successful painter. He is renowned for his panorama (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panorama_Mesdag) and the museum named after him, where an impressive collection of international art is on show. The museum and the panorama are situated in The Hague. Mesdag was primarily a painter of seascapes and recorded a great number of beach scenes and Scheveningen (= The Hague, ed.) fishing boats on canvas with his losse, but steadfast brushstrokes. © Groninger Museum. This painting’s name is Vissersschepen – Fishing boats.
Overnight mooring spot…
Our ambitious plan to cruise into Dokkum that day proved to be over-ambitious. We called it a day at 1:20PM, mainly because after 4,5 hours the (male) steerer almost collapsed. (As you’ll understand there’s a bit of exaggeration in this.) Anyway we ended of near a village called Warfhuizen – in front of a bridge with…
…as seen after leaving
…the intriguing name Roodehaansterbrug (Red rooster bridge). The mooring facility is of the type that makes it impossible to enter the bank. That’s no problem for us, as we are 100% self-supporting. To give you viewers an idea of what it looks like we made a second picture after leaving the next morning at 9:35AM.
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Dankjewel, Tineke! Tot gauw 😍.
En dan nog even en Amersfoort in zicht
De laatste foto: ongelooflijk!!!!!
Dank je wel, Tineke! We zien mekaar hopelijk snel in A'foort.
Jaja, 't schiet op. Maar rustig aan, want de Nijkerkersluis is nog een paar dagen geblokkeerd. (En een 'Vollenhove' zal ik -als ik er aan toe kom- een n toevoegen...)