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    De Goorn and beyond...

    hi there,

    i'm just boarded as a new member and and willing to show you where i live
    and where i have been

    not that pittoresque as Woudrichem (Woerkom) where Thijs is living,
    actually i think De Goorn is nothing special indeed i just happen to
    live here...

    as i do walks with my dog everyday i'm hoping to post
    something most days in the week, in this way stepping in the
    footsteps of wherrygirl from the UK

    so here we go..

    today i show you dinnertable in my garden
    (at the moment it is -20.1 celsius, i never remember that cold )



    best regards,
    b. Joe
    Last edited by buddhaJoe; February 4th, 2012, 11:37.

    #2
    How nice to see a new thread from the Netherlands, and what a thickness of snow you have Joe! Wherrygirl might just get a bit of the white stuff this weekend, but so far, I seem to be missing out compared with places both north and south.
    To me that looks like a big garden. It will be fun to take another photo of this exact same view in the summer weather and the table set out ready for dinner! Almost unimaginable at the moment!

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      #3
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      Hi Joe. I'm certainly having a little snow but it's very half-hearted as I told Thijs last evening and nothing like the amount on your garden table. But much more is forecast and it is COLD!
      Do post lots of photos of where you live, for I love Holland and have been over many times. I had the most wonderful holiday there last year, staying in that beautiful mediaeval city, den Bosch, and meeting up with Thijs and his family and Ralf from Stuttgart at one weekend. We posted photos of our weekend which perhaps you have already seen, but I have still to put on mine of the rest of my holiday! I shall be over again this year, staying in the same place.
      Woudrichem is certainly a very lovely place with an interesting layout, fortified town as it is, and I so enjoyed the "guided tour" that our Thijs gave Ralf and I. He worked so hard to give us a great weekend.
      But all places have their own character and nooks and crannies worth seeking out. I think you will find the places, too, and I look forward to seeing the photos.
      Last edited by wherrygirl; February 4th, 2012, 12:53.
      Ivy

      "To thine own self be true.......
      Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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        #4
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        actually i think De Goorn is nothing special indeed i just happen to
        live here...
        You should be a PR-consultant in the community there....., as such statements get people trigged and curious as to what really happens in De Goorn, how it looks like and so on....., at least I'm trigged to find out more and search info on my own hand.

        Anyway, look forward to many updates in this thread. Thanks for starting it!!

        EDIT:
        Well, couldn't resist going into Google Earth, so now I know you have about 7000+ inhabitants around you, you live in mainly farmland, and if you want to take pictures of any floating device as a boat, you might want to go over to Hoorn (?).
        In pictures from the area, I also see great details in the architecture, so all in all..., this can be an interesting thread as the year goes by.
        Last edited by Sterkoder; February 4th, 2012, 13:00.
        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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          #5
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          wel you,ve notice that they put you out to take more images of the surroundings of De Goorn.
          still happy to boarding at CV
          so hup hup up to work and bring us images

          we diddn't got that much snow in the south part here.
          pitty
          best regards Thijs

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            #6
            Re: De Goorn and beyond...

            Originally posted by janihudi View Post
            wel you,ve notice that they put you out to take more images of the surroundings of De Goorn.
            still happy to boarding at CV
            Ah, go on with you, Thijs. Joe will survive and enjoy it here.
            Remember:
            It ain't much if it aint Dutch!
            Ivy

            "To thine own self be true.......
            Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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              #7
              Re: De Goorn and beyond...

              It is so great to have another new picture-posting member in our friendly family. !

              We are as you may have noticed a very polite and friendly family, and we come together here to share, learn and teach eachother.

              Your garden table looks very much like mine this morning... Trondheim (Norway) was blanketed by a big layer of snow over night, and throughout the whole day today!
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                #8
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                Buddhajoe- You live in a place about the size of mine. I know how you feel, and have been reminded here that, although "Middle-of-Nowhere, Georgia" seems boring and not photogenic, everyone else has never seen it and is interested...so try to show us your place through OUR eyes...we have never seen it before!!!!

                And thanks for the snow pics! It's freakishly warm here 20c/68f and not a cloud in the sky. Too weird. We haven't had any cold weather......which will not bode well for our summer. (should anyone want me to relocate for the summer??? Anyone need a lady-in-waiting???? mwahahahahaha)

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                  #9
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                  hi there

                  again thank you for your warm welcoming words

                  in addition, before i moved to De Goorn i did live in Amsterdam
                  for 18 years, so for me it's really a village where next to nothing
                  is going on, it's different, anyone you meet in the street says hello
                  the atmosphere is friendly albeit a little reluctant... (certainly to
                  newcomers and strangers)
                  my wife has been born and raised here, we live in the same
                  street she had her elderly house, so she feels very much at home
                  (I allways tend to believe that i can live anywhere in the world)

                  for architecture, there are much more beautiful villages and towns
                  as Woudrichem is only one example but i will show you
                  (be a little patient!)

                  Sterkoder, you're right lots of farmland here, most of them are
                  flowerbulb farmers, so they breed the bulbs and export them
                  anywhere, some sheep, maize fields and potatoes...
                  (and carrots, onions, red roots..)
                  Hoorn at 8 k is the near ancient harbour city with loads of
                  history, today i did walk overthere and made this shot of the
                  Markermeer, which used to be the Zuiderzee before a dam was
                  build (Afsluitdijk) to cut it off directly from sea[IMG][/IMG][/QUOTE]

                  and de Hoofdtoren (Headtower) where is a pretty decent restaurant



                  well i made over 50 pics, so more will come!

                  best regards,
                  b. Joe
                  Last edited by buddhaJoe; February 4th, 2012, 23:34.

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                    #10
                    Re: De Goorn and beyond...

                    Thank you for telling us a little about de Goorn, Joe, and I like your first pictures, very lovely. They make me want to learn more about your area.
                    Ivy

                    "To thine own self be true.......
                    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                      #11
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                      i got the same problem Joe.
                      i live in Giessen the De Goorn of the south,nothing to see here.
                      so i used Woudrichem as object,lots of old junk.
                      you can show us Hoorn,historical old buildings enough.
                      and now already those magical winter wonderland images.great
                      best regards Thijs

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                        #12
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                        hi,

                        today a pic a took yesterday from the door of our shed

                        [IMG][/IMG]

                        best regards,
                        b.Joe

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                          #13
                          Re: De Goorn and beyond...

                          Great shot in your latest post... the ice-crystals!
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                            #14
                            Re: De Goorn and beyond...

                            so hello again,

                            today i'll show you a threesome

                            first last winter we had a famous grouse as visitor in our garden.



                            our garden faces south-west so we do enjoy a lot
                            of sunsets...like this one



                            our garden seen from the other site of the (frozen) ditch
                            it measures 20 x 5 meters



                            best regards,
                            b. Joe
                            Last edited by buddhaJoe; February 6th, 2012, 19:02.

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                              #15
                              Re: De Goorn and beyond...

                              Beautiful photos, Joe, all of them. I think my favourite is that one of the sun through the snow-laden branches.
                              Tell me, what was the Hoofdtoren originally? (in #9.2) It seems to have a cross on top, so was it a church of some kind?
                              Last edited by wherrygirl; February 6th, 2012, 19:28.
                              Ivy

                              "To thine own self be true.......
                              Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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