Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Other Side of Ayush's Visit


What?  Well, in that last post when Ayush visited us here where we live in Gorinchem, NL, I also took lots of pics without him in them, of course.  THAT other side.  That's what this post is about as we went here-n-there around our backyard.  Just for the record, you know.

So, remember the train station in Geldermalsen where we picked Ayush up?

It was full of goodies...like the Star of David, for one.
The snail weathervane was on a house in the neighborhood nearby.

When we crossed the big Merwede river by car ferry to the Loevestein castle,
we spotted a cow in the thicket and a ram guarding the gate.
That's what I mean by "goodies."

Inside the castle there were plenty of photo ops.

These places cater to photographers!

Once in Woudrichem, next door to the castle...more goodies.

In fact, while Astrid and Ayush were climbing up to the top of the windmill,
I stayed below with the sheep, watching them graze nearby.
Over hill, over dale....

Woudrichem has one of my favorite Dutch harbors.  It never disappoints.

The next day, when we took our Gorinchem citadel walk...more goodies.
Even the English narrowboat was in our inner harbor, a frequent visitor throughout the year.

To finish the weekend at Kinderdijk was the crowning touch, of course.
How can one place have so many faces, so many sides....

You know me. I can never get enough...or too much...of these goodnesses everywhere we go.
By now you should recognize all of it, but it's never the same two times in a row.

For those of you who also follow me at my Shutterchance photo blog,
do you ever guess which of the images I show here will end up there with a few more tweaks?
HA!  Just asking!  :)


12 comments:

  1. All so so lovely. Very serene, and the light is wonderful. Is that the castle we'll visit? Hope so.

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    1. Thank you, Ruth. And, YES, that's the castle you'll be seeing. Last year was the first time we went inside and couldn't believe what we saw. From now on, we will want to take everyone there. It may be the best castle I've ever visited! I'll explain more when you're here.

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  2. Your backyard is so beautiful, Ginnie. The windmills are my favorite, always!

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    1. I still pinch myself, Marie, because it really IS beautiful! Thank you.

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  3. The photographers heaven...That is what Woudrichem is and Loevestein. We are never disappointed by the weather, fog, rain, sunshine. Always something to see. I love your pictures and yes I spotted some that you will use at SC... the chairs as a midweek break, take a seat ;)...
    I keep repeating myself, thank you for making this memory to keep. Often we ask 'did we go there'.... and often we are surprised how long that was... Fabulous pictures. IHVJ.

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    1. The luckiest part of it all, MLMA, is that you are my Partner in Crime. THANK YOU for sharing it all and being my vote of confidence with these posts.

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  4. This is absolutely a photographers heaven...and the lighting...to die for! All so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your beautiful country with us! xo

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    1. Thank you, dear Robin. You know I still pinch myself after all these years because it's always "new" to me, every time. I'm so glad there are some of you who share it with me!

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  5. You know what part of this I liked best.

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    1. Yes, of course...the castle and the windmills, but I'm not sure which order! :)

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  6. Landscapes, waterways and windmills...the three most beautiful things to see where you live. I can't get enough of seeing them!

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    1. I know, Donna, because I feel the same way...even after 6+ years!

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