On this page you can find here all the albums I have posted until now.
Krakow, Wawel Royal Castle – Poland
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Wawel Royal Castle. In the center of Krakow you will find a beautiful castle. During the 10th or 11th century the kings of Poland settled here and they started to create a palace castle. During the Swedish invasions of 1655, … Read More

Dieren, hiking in the forest – The Netherlands
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Dieren. I have been member of NMLK, a Dutch organisation to meet new people. It is an activity site and there are many activities per week organized by its members. One of the activities I have been done is hiking. … Read More

Cochem, jewel of the river Moselle – Germany
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Cochem. Cochem is one of German’s most beautiful places to be. This picturesque city is located at the river Moselle and there are many vinyards in the area. English painters, like Stanfield and Turner, have made this place famous outside … Read More

Yosemite, animals in this National Park – USA
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Yosemite. Every year there are some news items in the Netherlands about wolfs sightings. In the past most of the times it was a big dog, but last year we got news a few wolves have actually resettled in the … Read More

Basel, Public transport and cabs – Switzerland
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Public transport. Basel, like every big city, has her own infrastructure and public transportation to make the city tick. A nice benefit of a good working public transportation is fewer cars on the street. Fewer cars on the street is … Read More

Burg Metternich, castle ruin near the river Moselle – Germany
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Burg Metternich. The Lord of Braunshorn built this medieval castle near the Moselle in the 13th century. As most of the castles near the river Moselle it has been destroyed by the French during the 9-year-war. You can climb the … Read More

Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel – France
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Mont Saint-Michel. According to a legend Archangel Michael gave instruction to build a a church on this island, which is now named after him. Five centuries later, during the 100 Years’ War between England and France, the town of Mont … Read More

Basel, the colored roof tiles Cathedral
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Basel. The roots of the Basel Minster or Cathedral lie in the 1st century BC. At first they built a monastery, which they later on replaced by a Roman fort. In the early 9th century the construction started of a … Read More

Normandy, German War Cemetery – France
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German Cemetery. During the invasion of Normandy a lot of soldiers lost their lives. On the German side the casulties where also high, because they fought a numerical overwhelming enemy. The German army was mostly made up by conscripts that were … Read More

Normandy, Batterie Azeville – France
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Batterie Azeville. During D-Day this battery saw some heavy close combat. It was one of the objectives for day one for the allies. Battleships fired on it but did not take it out. One grenade took out one canon, but … Read More

IJmuiden, Seaside and Harbor – The Netherlands
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IJmuiden beach. Since a long time, IJmuiden has been a special place to us. My wife and I met here. One Godfather still lives here and the second one has lived here, until he moved elsewhere. The beach in IJmuiden … Read More

Sneek, Sint-Martinuskerk designed by Pierre Cuypers – The Netherlands
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Sint-Martinuskerk. Designed by Pierre Cuypers in 1872 this church is a real nice example of the revival of the Catholic Church in the Netherlands. The church remained unfinished, because they did not have enough funds to realise the 70 meters … Read More

Paris, Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont – France
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Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont. Paris has a lot of churches. Now that it is no longer possibe to visit the Notre Dame, it might be a good idea to check out one of the other churches this capital city has to offer. … Read More

Egmond aan Zee, a walk along the beach – The Netherlands
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Egmond. The Netherlands are famous for its dikes and its battle against the water. The sea is a threath, but also very beautiful to see. There are many places where you can walk along the beach or  in the dunes. … Read More

s’-Hertogenbosch, city walls and fort – The Netherlands
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s’-Hertogenbosch. s’-Hertogenbosch got city rights in 1184 and subsequently built her first walls. A few centuries later the city lowered these walls. It was not because they wanted a better view from their bedroom windows, but because it made them … Read More

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