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January 2, 2013

Schoonhoven Festivities in the Sun…

Filed under: PHOTOGRAPHY,Schoonhoven,THE NETHERLANDS — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

I’m back to the topic of our summer visit to Schoonhoven.

After weeks of rain we finally have some fabulous weather and people have turned out  in numbers to enjoy the beautiful weather.

It’s funny because I took some photos of two streets from the car and happened to get a gentleman cycling in these photos… later we saw him again on his bike so completely by accident he appears “where’s Waldo” style in four of my photos, which left us chuckling. I think that he was just popping in and out of places doing his Saturday shopping and we kept running into him as we  wandered around.

The photo of the bricks in the street is there because the “usual” Dutch  pattern is a herringbone one and this one is quirkily different.

The band we saw earlier is busy marching up and down the street bordering this canal near the centre of town and are creating a very festive atmosphere.

Since Dutch parliamentary elections were looming after the summer,  there were also  several political parties busy handing out leaflets  and balloons in their party colours.

Our kids care nothing for politics of course but a free coloured balloon went down very well indeed. We take a short walk around the centre of Schoonhoven,  enjoying the festive spirit, market  stalls and displays. Let’s take a look round.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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