Local Heart, Global Soul

June 11, 2019

Delighted By The Creativity…

This is the second-part of the “illuminated” section of the  2017 Garderen Sand Sculpture exhibition. I messed up the labeling on some of the photographs of yesterday’s post. Apologies for that, I think I’ve fixed everything now. I’ve had two recent surgeries, not on, but for my foot (implant of Neromodulation device in my back for pain relief) and my concentration skills appear to have jumped out of the window and wandered off somewhere during a difficult recovery. If the medication I am on made my memory any better, I would remember where concentration went into hiding, but sadly I don’t. The operation’s purpose is to hopefully kick the morphine but it’s too soon yet and things still have to settle down, it takes at least six months.  I will make a post with more detail on all these goings on some time soon. The information texts translate as:

Radio Kootwijk, Kootwijk
Original purpose: transmitter/receiver station for wireless communication to  the former Dutch colonies
Current use: not in use/tours are possible on request
Construction: 1918 – 1923, Monument status: national monument

Interesting information: For the design of the building (Building A) the architect was inspired by the Telefunken transmitter station in Nauen, Germany and as a result of his love for Egyptian mythology, by a Sphinx.”

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

“Wester Tower, Amsterdam, Original purpose: church
Current use: church and open to the public
Construction: 1620 – 1638, Height: 87 m
Monument status: national monument

Interesting information: The nickname of this tower, a landmark which can be seen from afar, is Lange Jan (Tall John). It also features in many songs. In 1637 the Dutch playwright Joost van den Vondel writes in his play Gijsbrecht van Aemstel “how the city will raise its crown onto heaven”.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

I didn’t manage to photograph the text for the next building but I know that it’s the: Inntel Hotel in Zaandam

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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