May 22, 2024


Art Shines Through

My trip to The Netherlands

My trip to The Netherlands

I am property with a lot of memories and photographs of my fast trip to The Netherlands. It was great! I felt totally calm and snug there, and generally felt like I could discover my way about when I was on my individual.

I went to visit my mate Bonnie who lives around Haarlem, which is in a good central location, not significantly from Amsterdam and Utrecht.

She’s initially from Texas so it was neat getting another American who was intrigued in accomplishing items in a diverse way. 

Of training course I was also fascinated with people today biking and the remarkable infrastructure that is built to assistance the use of bicycles. 

Practically anyone, it looks, has a bicycle. 

I noticed so lots of styles of bicycles, which include some pretty appealing ones for offering mail and food items, and kinds to hold compact kids. I observed tons of parents and grandparents riding close to with much more than just one little one. They were being all cycling specialists!

You unquestionably need to search at the ground to see which path goes in which. Thankfully items ended up frequently coloration coded, which makes a whole lot of sense. Cyclists generally have the right of way!

I identified myself on the lookout at the ground very typically. There was just so substantially to see! Search at this stonework. So a lot of different styles in these kinds of a compact area.

This crossing in Haarlem is amazing!

The flowers had been wonderful and really economical. There were quite a few tiny stores that had remarkable flower arrangements, like these types of hydrangeas and roses. What lovely colors.

I did not understand that so many individuals communicate English in The Netherlands. Most store assistants could converse a minor English if I experienced a dilemma or two. I did not have any problems, while as soon as I purchased a slice of pizza at a little shop, and the teenager who served me got a minimal flustered with acquiring to communicate English. He was resourceful, even though. He promptly pulled out his cell telephone and made use of Google Translate to explain my get specifics.

Some collaging, as well!

Just one of the best matters about my excursion was obtaining to satisfy up with a bunch of great people from the Collective. We met at a pretty residence, hosted by my close friend Petra.

There have been all around 10 of us collected at a significant table, where we talked and laughed, and shared our assignments and papers. These are some of Petra’s work. Awesome!

Just after lunch we pulled out our latest assignments and received active, building and understanding from just about every other. 

It was these kinds of a excellent atmosphere and even although most of us experienced only fulfilled, we had been rather comfortable with every single other, it seemed to me.

More various shots

I stayed in Velserbroek, not considerably from Haarlem. Every thing is really green. Not astonishing with the total of rain that they get. It was raining pretty much the whole time I was there–and I cherished it! What a adjust from dry California.

Town heart in Haarlem. There ended up so several neat stores to cease in and have a search. I bought a lot of loose tea from a shop termed The Artwork of Tea. It’s so great to have tea in the morning at dwelling and be reminded of where I was.

If I could have healthy a write-up box like this into my suitcase, I severely would have regarded as it. What a beauty! (Petra, this a single is your neighbor’s!) 

A person of my collages.

Me, in Haarlem.