Local Heart, Global Soul

July 15, 2019

Drenthe, Quiet In The North Eastern Corner…

The Garderen Sand Sculpture exhibition in 2017 also had a section where the beautiful clogs were on display just as they were in my previous visits in 2015 and 2016. These are large fiberglass “klompen‘ (clogs) and each year a new set are made and decorated around a theme. This year the theme is centered around the dutch Provinces. There is an information board that translates as: “Clog exhibition”, “This year we have commissioned painters Stijntje and Henrike Loedeman to paint 25 clogs on the theme: ‘Greetings from… ” Please do not touch these hand-painted clogs, so that future visitors can also enjoy them. Is your province represented?‘ Of course all twelve provinces are represented here, starting with “Drenthe“!

wikipedia tells me: “Drenthe is a province of the Netherlands located in the northeastern part of the country. It is bordered by Overijssel to the south, Friesland to the west, Groningen to the north, and Germany (districts of Emsland and Bentheim, Lower Saxony) to the east. In January 2017, it had a population of 491,867 and a total area of 2,683 km2 (1,036 sq mi).

Drenthe is an official province since 1796. The capital and seat of the provincial government is Assen. Drenthe is a sparsely populated rural area, unlike many other parts of the Netherlands. Except for some industry in Assen and Emmen, the land in Drenthe is mainly used for agriculture.

Wikipedia / Drenthe / Province / The Netherlands

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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