Zutphen - Kampen
A detail here, seen on top of the entrance into the third building. An angel, obviously, but which one and what sort of music is he/she supposed to be playing? We’ll never know. Well… never, not in the foreseeable future, we fear…
…This is the head that is visible above the front door of the fourth building. For several reasons, especially the text on the lower part, this is an absolutely prominent cultural artifact. We lack the guts to translate the Dutch text into English…
It’s sheer impossible to skip Deventer’s most famous product, the Deventer Koek (‘Deventer Cake’), comparable to what Bossche Bollen are for 's-Hertogenbosch – see Week 33 – 2016. This is the exterior of themost famous shop…
…and here’s a picture of the shop’s interior. It’s cake all over the place, and chocolate, and nougat, and tea and… well, more. It’s possible to have a drink inside, inevitably served together with a piece of Deventer Koek.
'Bij ons in de Jordaan' (Hattem)
We mounted our folding bikes on Wednesday, planning to pedal to the Wezepse Heide (Wezepse Heath – near the town of Wezep). This is what we saw of the flowering heath…
…and this was the picture after turning 180°. One of us is not all that keen to use the bike for distances of over, say, a few miles. These views were, however, a real compensation.
Kampen, our present hometown, was passed on the river around 12:45PM. The most striking feature of Kampen’s riverfront is the oldest town-gate, the Koornmarktspoort (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koornmarktpoort, surprisingly without the letter s in it). A lot more about all Kampen’s gates is to be found using the link http://www.koornmarktspoort.nl/, unfortunately only in Dutch.
Just a little further up downstream there’s Kampen’s Bruine Vloot (‘Brown Fleet’) moored, consisting of beautiful old sailing ships with two or three masts. Four of them are visible here. It is really impressive to see them sailing towards of returning from the IJsselmeer – the former Zuiderzee.
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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...)