Bovensmilde - Smilde (via Assen)
Hebbes – Hebbezz
House-wise speaking -but not only that!- Assen was a revelation to us. Until a few days back we only knew of the bare existence of this provincial capital – and that the Dutch TT is a yearly happening (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_TT). To…
…discover more we performed a city-walk. Without a guide, so we could take a break anytime we wanted! These two stunning houses are still to be found at the Vaart N.Z., so with the visiting boats in front of them. (N.Z. is Noord Zijde = North Side).
There was a special part for passed away children. That’s always heartbreaking. This child, named ?..ella, died in 1885, at the age of only 3 years. All that’s left of her is this part of her gravestone.
Loads of us hope to be a 100 – if only in reasonable good shape. This woman has made it; even her supposed husband did well. They might have been married for, say, over 65 years. Imagine that!
‘t Groote Holt
Here are a few examples of what is referred to as the Assen ‘palaces’. For ‘t Groote Holt see https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27t_Groote_Holt and for Oakland https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland_(Assen). Regrettably both only in Dutch. The Dutch politician Van Hogendorp (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gijsbert_Karel_van_Hogendorp...
…through Audrey Hepburn’s Dutch mother he is her great-great-great-grandfather) once visited Assen and was told about the many ‘palaces’ he’d see. His comment: ‘Someone told me beforehand that I’d find a city of palaces at Assen. That is true, to the extent that a handsome house in The Hague is entitled to be called a palace in Drenthe.’ (Assen is the capital of the province of Drenthe.)
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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...)