Local Heart, Global Soul

December 9, 2017

Lazy Sight-seeing Around The District…

After doing a small “tour” of Baarle-Nassau / Baarle-Hertog with the wheelchair, it was time to take a rest and take a look around the district by car. The weather was also rather threatening so it was nice to sit comfortably and sight-see in comfort, (read “lazily”)…

(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)

4 Comments »

  1. It is the trees in photo #4 and #5 that caught my attention, very unusual. So many beautiful buildings to enjoy through your excellent photos. Thank-you!

    Comment by Ellen — December 9, 2017 @ 5:54 am | Reply

    • Ellen
      The trees are pruned back like that in the winter so that they have a particular shape in the summer. (if that makes sense).

      Comment by kiwidutch — December 9, 2017 @ 7:06 pm | Reply

  2. Oh that Art Nouveau building 3/4 of the way down the page was lovely! The NL certainly has a distinct look to the streetscapes. So pretty 😍

    Comment by Carrie — December 11, 2017 @ 5:44 pm | Reply

    • Carrie,
      I would love to be rich enough to buy all of the old and pretty buildings everywhere in the world and restore them all to a spectacular standard. I see no reason why a centuries old building need not look stunning and still have all the ‘mod cons” of modern life. Plugs can be hidden behind hinged wooden carved panels and there are ways and means of using technology in a less “obvious’ way.

      I would also require governments to make the outer style of buildings in old central cities match the centuries old ones around them, the insides could be modern but at least the character of the outsides would be preserved. (Ha!!! If I was God, I would be very busy indeed) Even buildings made to look old would have to be carbon neutral too, so many good concepts can be hidden these days.

      Comment by kiwidutch — December 12, 2017 @ 10:43 am | Reply


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