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    001. Domtoren

    Domplein 21, 3512 JC Utrecht

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    002. Leedenberch

    Drift 17, 3512 BR Utrecht.

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    003. Academiegebouw

    Domplein 29, 3512 JE Utrecht.

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    004. Pracht.nl

    Oudegracht 133, 3511 AH Utrecht.

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    005. Veritas

    Kromme Nieuwegracht 54, 3512 HK Utrecht.

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    006. PhRM

    Janskerkhof 14, 3512 BL Utrecht.

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    007. PhRM raam

    Janskerkhof 14, 3512 BL Utrecht.

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    008. Hestia

    Drift 19, 3512 BR Utrecht.

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    009. Landgoed Oostbroek

    Bunnikseweg 39, 3732 HV, De Bilt.

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    010. IBB

    Ina Boudier-Bakkerlaan, 3582 XE Utrecht.

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    011. Crypte van de Pieterskerk

    Pieterskerkhof 5, 3512 JR Utrecht.

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    012. Jacobikerk

    St. Jacobsstraat 171, 3511 BP Utrecht.

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    013. Rietveld Schröderhuis

    Prins Hendriklaan 50, 3583 EP Utrecht.

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    014. Watertoren Heuveloord

    Heuveloord 25A, 3523 CK Utrecht

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    015. Schrijvende Geleerde

    Pandhof, Domplein, 3512 AZ Utrecht

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    016. Zadelstraat & Domtoren

    Feest in het Domkwartier

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    017. Stilleven van een druk leven

    Memorabilia uit mijn loopbaan

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    018. Woolloomooloo

    De discotheek van U.S.C.

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    019. Utrecht C.S.

    Stationshal 305, 3511CE Utrecht

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    020. Hoog Catharijne

    Vanaf de Catharijnesingel

001. Dom tower

The 112.32 meter high Dom tower (Domtoren) is the highest church tower in the Netherlands, the highest building in Utrecht and belongs to the Dom Church, built from 1254 and dedicated to St. Martin.

Source: Wikipedia

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Location: Dom square, Utrecht, The Netherlands

002. Leedenberch

Built in 1591 for Gilles van Leedenberch, Grand Pensionary of the States of Utrecht and close ally to Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. It was renovated and used by the Utrecht Mortgage bank in 1900, followed by ABN AMRO, Utrecht University in 1992, the Centre for Conflict studies until 2012, the Humanities College until 2017 and then the e-commerce company Channable.

Source: Wikipedia

The Origin of this drawing is an error: I intended to draw Hestia (Drift 19).

Drawing after a photo

Location: Drift 17, 3512 BR Utrecht, The Netherlands

003. Academy building

The Academy building at the Dom Square (Domplein) is the heart and face of Utrecht University. The Auditorium (Aula) is the oldest part of the building and dates back to 1462. The Union of Utrecht, considered as the beginning of the Netherlands, was signed here in 1579. It is currently used for academic ceremonies such as graduations, promotions and orations and is a house for debate, lecturing and conferencing. It is visited yearly by 100-200.000 visitors.

Source: Wikipedia

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Location: Domplein 29, 3512 JE, The Netherlands

004. Splendor

Originally entirely made of wood, still visible at the side. Assumed to be the only half-timbered house in Utrecht, possibly from the forteenth century. The front was changed into stone in the seventeenth century and the bell gable is from the eightteenth century. An urban planner once said that it was a disgrace that the small house was not demolished yet, because it did not fit between all those higher buildings. Thoroughly renovated in 1976 when the storefront originated. Jewelry shop Splendor (Pracht) is found here since 2006.

Source: Wikipedia

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Location: Oudegracht 133, 3511 AH Utrecht, The Netherlands

005. Veritas

The Crooked New Canal (Kromme Nieuwegracht) was formerly known as the Rainbow of St. Peter. The home was built in. The society Collegium Studiosorum Veritas was established here in 1934, originally a sub-society of the Utrecht Students Corps. They loosened later and became the largest student society of Utrecht. Members call their society Own House (Eigen huis).

Source: Wikipedia

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Location: Kromme Nieuwegracht 54, 3512 HK Utrecht, The Netherlands

006. PhRM

The building was designed in 1898 by architect August Heinrich Zinsmeier and built in 1900. It is usually called Placet hic Requiescere Musis, it please the muses to rest here, or ‘the pub’ or the yellow castle. Oficially opened on April, 23 1901 as society bulding of the Utrecht Students Corps. It was claimed by the Germans in WWII and used as head office. A part of the bunker they built is belongs to disco Woolloomooloo of the USC.

Source: Wikipedia

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Location: Janskerkhof 14, 3512 BL Utrecht, The Netherlands

007. PhRM window

The building was designed in 1898 by architect August Heinrich Zinsmeier and built in 1900. It is usually called Placet hic Requiescere Musis, it please the muses to rest here, or ‘the pub’ or the yellow castle. Oficially opened on April, 23 1901 as society bulding of the Utrecht Students Corps. It was claimed by the Germans in WWII and used as head office. A part of the bunker they built is belongs to disco Woolloomooloo of the USC.

Source: Wikipedia

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Location: Janskerkhof 14, 3512 BL Utrecht, The Netherlands

008. Hestia

The house is from the beginning of the seventeenth century mad owned then by Adriaen van den Burch, clerk of the court of Utrecht and poet and wife Cornelia Schrijvers. It was an extensive and well documenten history. Until 1890 it was called Drift Neighbourhood (Wijk) H no. 616. In 1930 U.V.S.V. became owner because of the enormous growth of the society. Nowadays called Hestia, after the goddess of Home and Hearth.

Source: Wikipedia

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Location: Drift 19, 3512 BR Utrecht , The Netherlands

009. East brook

Flowery grasslands between old forenst, swamps and a cloister garden. East Brook estate (Oostbroek) is an oasis of peace and quiet between the business of the A28 motorway and the Utrecht University Medical Centre. Here you can escape from everyday pressure. The estate is extremely suited for a short walk or picknick in the grass. Its long history is shown by its design as a park, Dat het landgoed een lange historie kent, is te zien aan de parkachtige inrichting, big old trees and the stately mansion country house.

Source: Utrechts Landschap website

My wife Ella was Born here.

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Location: Bunnikseweg 39, 3732 HV, De Bilt, The Netherlands

010. IBB

The IBB is een student complex at the de Ina Boudier-Bakker avenue (laan) in the East (Oost) quarter in Utrecht, the Capital of the Dutch province Utrecht.

It contains some 1300 rooms in appartement of eight to fifteen inhabitants who share living room, kitchen and bathroom. It also contains some non-shared appartements. Built at the end of the nineteeneighties it is the oldest student complex of the city. Although most rooms are just 120 sqft and the complex is old, it is still popular among students.

Source: Wikipedia

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Location: Ina Boudier-Bakkerlaan, 3582 XE, Utrecht, The Netherlands

011. St. Peters church crypte

St. Peters Church (Pieterskerk) is one of the oldest churches in the Dutch city Utrecht. Building started in 1039 and the Church was baptised on May 1, 1048 by bishop Bernold, although the west towers - which no longer exist - were probably finished a century later.

There is a columbarium in the Crypte. One can place an urn in it for a period of 20 years. A meeting is held every Year on the first Sunday of November at 4 pm for relatives and interested parties. This meeting takes place in the church and a candle can be lit afterwards.

1st drawing after a picture in the Pieter Saenredam hommage-series

Source: Wikipedia

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Location: Pieterskerkhof 5, 3512 JR, Utrecht, The Netherlands

012. St. Jacob church

Three-aisled hall Church with tower in the (former) working-class neigborhood Quarter (Wijk) C.

St. Jacob Curch was founded in the second quarter of the 12th Century at the south shore of the river Vecht, a branch of the Rhine, in a village of boat captains and merchants. This village was included within the walls in 1122 when Utrecht got city rights. The church is mentioned for the first time in 1173.

Source: relikwi.nl

2nd drawing after a picture in the Pieter Saenredam hommage-series

Location: St. Jacobsstraat 171, 3511 BP Utrecht, The Netherlands

013. Rietveld Schröder house

The Rietveld Schröder house was designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1923-1924. It is executeer fully according to the ideas of art movement The Style (De Stijl). Rietveld designed the house for Truus Schröder-Schräder, who lived in it from January 1925 until her death in 1985. It can be visited via a guided tour. It is on UNESCO's World heritage list since 2000.

Source: Wikipedia

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Location: Prins Hendriklaan 50, 3583 EP Utrecht, The Netherlands

014. Watertower Hill place (Heuveloord)

*** This drawing is victim of a court case. A fotographer accuses me of violation of copyright and damage because due to my drawing ***

Thee watertower between Heuveloord and the Vaartsche Rhine at Jutfase road in Tolsteeg was built between 1906 and 1907 and is 37 meters high. It was the third tower of tje Utrecht Waterpipe Company.

Source: Wikipedia

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Location: 25A Hill Place, 3523 CK Utrecht, the Netherlands

015. Writing scientist

Statue of a writing canon, dressed in a uur coat en seated on a three legged gothic chair on a fountain. Around the disc is the text:

hoc exornata est academia mvnere abvrre
foederis antiqvi qvae manebvsqve memor

Until shortly this attentively writing monk was known as 'the reading monk'. This incorrect name existeer because Wstinc was robbed of his pen and pencil case shortly after the status was revealed, and possibly even a second time, by vandals. It was 750 years ego in 2004 that the first stone for the Dome and its court (Pandhof) was layedd. This was a nice cause for Utrecht University to restore the statue of the monk in old glory. The Utrechtse blacksmith / designer Willem Noyons was commissioned to supply the canon with his modeaval writing tool. He used a photo in the Brom archives kept in the Catholic Documentation Centre in Nijmegen.

Source: Wikipedia

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Location: Pandhof at the Dome square, 3512 AZ Utrecht, The Netherlands

016. Saddle street and Dom tower

The Saddle street (Zadelstraat) is in the Centre of Utrecht, The Netherlands. This street runs from Maria square (Mariaplaats) to St. Martens bridge (Maartensbrug) and then turns into Servet street (Servetstraat) which leads to Dom square (Domplein).

It is assumed that on this spot a Roman road ran across the canal to the former Castellum Traiectum on Dom square. This photogenic street with grand view of the Dom tower is probably the first stone street of the country. Yet in 1165 it is described in a donation as platea suburbana, street under the fortress, an old interpretation for the Roman castellum that greep into the fortress Trecht in the early middle ages. When city rights were obtained in 1122, the whole city got walls and the military function of the fortress was lost. In 1196 the Saddle street, via Lapidea, was called Stone way (Steenweg). The current Stone way, which lies 100 meter to the north, was described in the 14th century as the New Stone Way. The name Stonewall appears in 1330 and points to the saddle makers who lived here. This name would stick and the New Stone way became Stone way.

The Dome tower of 112,32 meter is the highest church tower of The Netherlands, the highest building of Utrecht and belongs to the Dom church which was built from 1254, and is dedicated to St. Martin..

Source: Wikipedia

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Location: Zadelstraat, Utrecht, The Netherlands

017. Still life of a busy life

Memories of my career in ICT / exchanges. Amex Options (now NYSE American) clock, Amsterdam Stock exchange (now Euronext NL) buy / sell glass, Sydney Stock Exchange (nu ASX) medal and MeesPierson (now ABNAmro) letter opener and ink blotter.

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Location: Lofoten 101, 3524 EP Utrecht, The Netherlands

018. Woolloomooloo

Woolloomooloo, also known as Her Majesty's First Discobar or the Woo, is a disco at St. Johns Churchyard (Janskerkhof) 14 in Utrecht. The disco is owned by the Utrecht Students Corps (USC) and is operated by members of this society. Woolloomooloo is opened for every one with a student card.

Source: Wikipedia

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Location: Janskerkhof 14, 3512 BL Utrecht, The Netherlands

019. Utrecht Central Station

The station is the most important node of railroads in The Netherlands is also because of this the largest station in surface and voyager numbers of the Netherlands. Renovation of the station started in 2011 and took five years.

Source: Wikipedia

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Location: Stationshal 305, 3511CE Utrecht, The Netherlands

020. High Catharine from the girth

High Catharine (Hoog Catharijne) is a largely indoor shopping, office and home complex, partly in the city of Utrecht. It runs from Station square (Stationsplein) to Peace fortress (Vredenburg) and offers shelter to hundreds of shops, venues, offices and homes.

Catharine girth (Catharijnesingel) is a street and a grit in the Centre of Utrecht, which runs along the Northern part of the city walls from noordelijke deel van de Stadsbuitengracht loopt vanaf het Empty property (Ledig Erf) and West quay (Westerkade) to the Gambling Shippers field (Smakkelaarsveld).

Catharine girth runs under High Catharine again since 2021.

Source: Wikipedia

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Location: Hoog Catharijne, Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

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