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    009. Oostbroek

    009. East brook

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    021. De Kiefhoek

    021. The Kiefhoek

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    030. Haven van Honfleur

    030. Honfleur Harbour

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    031. Pharmacie Notre Dame

    031. Pharmacie Notre Dame

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    032. Le Phare Honfleur

    032. Le Phare Honfleur

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    059. Energiecentrale Gelderland

    059. Energy plant Gelderland

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    060. LVVS Augustinus

    060. Leiden student association Augustinus

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    061. Hotel New York

    061. Hotel New York

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    062. De oude Lekbrug bij Vianen

    062. The old Lek bridge at Vianen

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    076. Stadhuis van Culemborg

    076. Culemborg town hall

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    079. Sint-Stevenskerk

    079. St. Stevens church

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    080. Voormalig gemeentehuis Jutphaas

    080. Former town hall Jutphaas.

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    087. Poort van Groenesteyn

    087. Groenesteyn gate

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    089. Nieuwe Prinsengracht Amsterdam

    089. New Princes canal Amsterdam

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    090. Huis van Waarde en Wederkeer

    090. House of Value and Return

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    093. Kazemat bij het Lek kanaal

    093. Casemat near the Lek canal

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    095. Le Tréport, Frankrijk

    095. Le Treport, France

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    096. Sint-Janskathedraal

    096. St. John cathedral

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    099. Oude postkantoor in Ault

    099. Old post office in Ault

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    104. De Gouden Hand, Dokkum

    104. The Golden Hand, Dokkum

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Architecture outside Domstad page 1

009. East brook (Oostbroek)

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.

My wife Ella was Born here.

Source: Utrechts Landschap website

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

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021. The Kiefhoek

Residential area the Kiefhoek in the quarter Feijenoord in Rotterdam is designed by architect J.J.P. Oud in the 1925-1930. Oud designed the Kiefhoek according to the principle of het New Building (Nieuwe Bouwen). It is nog an internationally known monument, and is on the Global list of Thousand most important buildings of the twentieth century. It is one of the most important cultural-historic examples of public housing and urban planning in the Nederland.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: De Kiefhoek, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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030. Honfleur harbour

Honfleur is a city in France. It lies in Normandy, on the south bank of the mouth of the Seine across Le Havre. It is where the Seine exits into the Channel.

Honfleur is known for its scenic harbour, characterized by houses with fronts covered with slate. It is often painted, by Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin, Claude Monet and Johan Barthold Jongkind.

St. Catherine church, with separate bell tower and main building, is the largest wooden church in France.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Honfleur, France

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031. Notre Dame Pharmacy

Boulogne-sur-Mer (Old Dutch: Bonen or Beunen) is a city in the French department Pas-de-Calais, in the region Hauts-de-France. Boulogne lies on the Opal coast at the Street of Dover, with view of the English coast. The city lies at the mouth of the river Liane.

Boulogne is the largest fishing harbour of France. It was one of the most important harbours for passenger transport to Great Britain for centuries, but the Chunnel jas made an end to this. The last ferries to Dover have stopped in 2010.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: 38 Rue de Lille, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

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032. The lighthouse, Honfleur

Honfleur is a city in France. It lies in Normandy, on the south bank of the mouth of the Seine across Le Havre. It is where the Seine exits into the Channel.

Honfleur is known for its scenic harbour, characterized by houses with fronts covered with slate. It is often painted, by Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin, Claude Monet and Johan Barthold Jongkind.

St. Catherine church, with separate bell tower and main building, is the largest wooden church in France.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Honfleur, France

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059. Energy plant Gelderland

Energy plant Gelderland was a coal / bio-mass fueled energy plant in the Dutch city Nijmegen. The plant is owned by the French Engie, Electrabel until 2012. Its production power was 585 MW. The plant is located at the beginning of the Maas-Waal canal since 1936; the plant in its current form is opened in 1982. Energy plant Gelderland has been put out of order in the night from Sunday 20 to Monday December 21, 2015.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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060. Leiden Student Association Augustine

Leiden Student Association Augustine is located in a monumental house, society "Own House" (Eigen Huis) at Rapenburg, Leiden. This Dutch association is named after bishop Agustine of Hippo (Algeria, 4th/5th century).

The association had almost 1800 members in Augustus 2013. This makes it the largest student association of Leiden. At the end of tje Leiden introduction week of 2019 the association had 408 new registrations.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Rapenburg 24, 2311 EW Leiden, The Netherlands

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061. Hotel New York

Hotel New York on the (former Queen) Wilhelmina pier in Rotterdam is a hotel, established in the former directors building of the Holland-America Line (H.A.L.). The hotel opened in 1993.

It was the first enterprise that, daringly, Ten tijde van de opening was het de eerste nieuwe onderneming die zich, gedurfd, settled on the Head of South (Kop van Zuid), the expansion of the city center on the south bank of the river Maas. It only got a short connection with the center when the Erasmus bridge opened 1996. The hotel is however since the opening a stop for a regular water taxi. A metro station, Wilhelmina square, is in the area since 1997.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Koninginnenhoofd 1, 3072 AD Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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062. The old bridge across the river Lek at Vianen

The old bridge acres the river Lek at Vianen is a former arch bridge at Rhine kilometer 951.700. It was opened on May, 1936 and was part of Higway A2 until 2003. It has been closed down for all traffic from the opening of the adjacent Jan Blanken bridge in 2004.

The Department of Waterways and Public Works removed the steel arch bridge, which weighed 5000 metric tons and was 30 meters high, on Sunday night November 21, 2021. The bridge was abducted via a ponton and demolished in 17 days.

Source: Wikipedia and Autovisie

Location: Vianen at Rhine kilometer 951.700, The Netherlands

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065. Villa Johanna

Villa Johanna is national monumental and residential building in the Dutch city Nieuwegein.

The villa was built around 1930 in the city Jutphaas after design of architect Willem Maas. According to client and namesake, Johanna van Bentum, Gerrit Rietveld was also involved in the design. The house had stained glass windows which are attributed to Piet Mondriaan. Both the involvement of Gerrit Rietveld and Piet Mondriaan are investigated but never fully established. It is clear that the stained glass windows show marks of The Style (De Stijl).

Villa Johanna has been fully restored In the middle of the 20th century with a change of the foundation plan and the building is partly piled up. Further restoration took place in the beginning of tje 21st century to make the building more comfortable to current demands.

The village is recognized as national monument in 2002 among others because of architure technical value but also because of the characteristic use of plastered facades and steel frames.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Utrechtseweg 9, 3438 AL Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

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076. Culemborg town hall

Culemborg town hall is located at the Old Fish market in Culemborg and is used as the city council meeting room and as marriage location. The town hall is a province of Brabant late gothic, rectangular building and is built between 1534 and 1539 after a design of Rombout Keldermans. Building was commissioned by Elisabeth of Culemborg and her husband Antoon I of Lalaing. The terras is placed in 1755 using existing statues of lions holdeng a shield. The building was renovated between 1939 and 1949 gerenoveerd by Albert van Essen (1890-1967; architect from Voorburg). Stained glass windows with the history of then installed. They were made by glass maker Hans Basart. The town hall has also served as wine cellar, court of justice, polder government seat and meat hall. A meat hook in the cellar is a reminder of the latter. Scales for live stock were found at the west facade. The building is a national monument.

The city hall is located elsewhere, namely the Knight street (Ridderstraat).

Source: Wikipedia

Location: 4 Old Fish market (Oude Vismarkt 4), 4101 CA Culemborg, The Netherlands

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079. St. Stevens church

The Big Church or St. Stevens church, popularly mostly called Stevens church (Stevenskerk), is the oldest and biggest church of Nijmegen, in the Dutch province of Gelderland. The church is built on a small hill, the Hundis fortress.

History goes back to the 7th century. Its founding is possibly connected to the Christening campagne by bisshop Kunibert of Cologne in the 7th century. After Nijmegen was ponded to count Otto II of Gelre in 1247, the Gertrudis church, the oldest parish church in Nijmegen and predecessor of the Stevens church, was moved for strategic reasons from Kelfkens forrest to its current location, Hundis fortress. The current church was devoted to in 1272. Stevens church was governed by the chapter of the Apostels church in Cologne. It was the only parish church for a long time. The building was repeatedly expanded from the 13t to the 17th century, among others with an impressive choir hall. Pope Sixtus IV gave permission in 1475 for its own chapter in Stevens church. The church became protestant in 1591, except for a catholic period around 1670.

Catharina van Bourbon who died in 1469 is buried in Stevens church. Her son Charles of Gelre paid for a grave monument that can be visited today.

The church becomes property of the Reformed Community in 1810 by royal decision; de city (still) owns the tower for the defense of the city. After this, the church deteriorated more and more.

The church was heavily bombarded in 1944, but was rebuilt until 1969. The church got two stained glass windows by Marc Mulders, titled Pelican and Stigmata in 2001.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: 2 Church bow (Kerkboog 2), 6511 VX Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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080. Former town hall (Voormalig raadhuis) Jutphaas

Townhall built in 1910 after design of G.A. Ebbers in neo-renaissance style. The building was expanded tot the right in 1939, when the gate was also moved. Jutphaas was absorbed into Nieuwegein in 1971 and the former town hall was renovated to appartement for singles in 1988.

Source: Civil service for Cultural Heritage - Licence CC-0 (1.0)

Location: Herenstraat 9, 3488 AJ Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

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087. Groenesteyn gate

A beautiful stone gate bricked up in a stone bow bridge just a bit east of estate Sandenburg stands close to the road from Nederlangbroek to Overlangbroek. The gate dates back to 1617 and was restored in the last century. The coat of arms of the Knight of Groenesteyn attached above the gate.

The gate is the only thing left of the house of Groenestein, which was a well defendable house at its culmination. That was possibly the reason that it owner then called the house a knight's court city. That owner was Frans Anthony baron the Knight of Groenesteyn. He was chamberlain of the lord of Mainz. He wanted to sell the house. In his appraisal on auction posters he gave the house a name which it did not deserve.

Source: absolute facts.nl

Location: Langbroekerdijk 16, 3947 BH Langbroek, the Netherlands

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089. New Princes Canal (Nieuwe Prinsengracht), Amsterdam

New Princes Canal lies in the extensie of the Amsterdam Prince Canal in the Eastern Canal zone, between the river Amstel and Plantage Muider canal in the Plantage. Newe Princes Canal borders on the Unknown Canal (Onbekendegracht), which lies behind theater Carré, and crosses Weesperstreet (Weesperstraat) and Roetersstreet (Roetersstraat). New Princes canal has three bridges: # 250 (Weesperzijde), # 251 (Weesperstraat) and # 258 (Roetersstraat).

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Nieuwe Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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090. House of Value & Return (Huis van Waarde en Wederkeer)

The House of Value & Return (HoVR) is a special cooperation initiatie between: PrintRun (office for graphic and multimedial project management) and Improve Sales (office for Training & Coaching) from Nieuwegein. HoVR is an inspiring and innovating enterprise. HoVR aims at offering meaningful opportunities and activities for people with a disadvantage in the labour market.

Source: huisvanwaardeenwederkeer.nl

Location: Herenstraat 75, 3431 CA Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

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093. Casemate near the Lek Canal

The Lek Canal is the most important connection between the harbors of Rotterdam and Amsterdam. The Princess Beatrix Lock threatened to become a bottle neck because more and increasingly bigger ships were using the Lek Canal. The Lock complex has been expanded with a third lock, which is longer, wider and deeper than the two 1938 locks. The canal has also been widened. A number of objects have been replaced for the widening, among which 3 casemates.

Source: Rijkswaterstaat.nl

Location: Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

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095. Le Tréport, France

Le Tréport is a city in the French departement Seine-Maritime (region Normandy and has 4.895 inhabitants (2016). The city is a part of arrondissement Dieppe.

In 2022 we were on holiday in France and made a trip to Le Tréport. We drove inncorrectly and ended in Mers-le-Bain. There I made this picture of Le Tréport harbor.

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Le Tréport, France

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096. Saint John Cathedral

The Catholic Cathedral Church of St. John (Sint-Janskathedraal) of 's-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, is the height of Gothic architecture in the Netherlands. It has an extensive and richly decorated interior, and serves as the cathedral for the bishopric of 's-Hertogenbosch.

Source: Wikipedia

8th drawing of the Pieter Saenredam tribune series after a photo made during Duketown 2022

Location: 16 Tower street (Torenstraat), 5211 KK 's Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands

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099. The old post office, Ault

A Maison France Service will open in Ault (Somme) Town hall and replace the post office which will close on January 6, 2022 zal sluiten. ‘The quasi-total of functions will remain'.

Bron: actu.fr

Locatie: Grand Rue, 80460 Ault, Frankrijk

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104. The Golden Hand, Dokkum

The Brewers, later known as The Golden Hand (De Gouden Hand), is mentioned for the first time on June 7, 1605. The mariale between Sytse Hansma in 1741 with the – almost – 17 years old Sjoerdtje Jacobs Verhoek makes one reflect. Was the bride so attractive or did she manipulate him so, that a marriage came to be? Remarkable in this respect is the new front of 1743. Father Douwe Cornelis Hansma left a Heritage for Sytse which is estimated at 2,000 caroli guilders.

This capital does not mean that Sytse Hansma is a wealthy brewer and also not that he can afford a richly ornamented front with a golden hand in a somewhat boastful style for Dokkum. Is this because Sjoerdje Verhoek insists? Fact is that costs are so high, that master brewer Sytse Douwes Hansma and Sjoerdtie Jacobs Voorhoek declare that they owe Claas Sapir huijsman omtrent Oudzijl 600 caroli guilders, because of pennies received.

Source: in-dokkum.nl

Location: Vleesmarkt 33, 9101 MJ Dokkum, the Netherlands

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