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The Town Church


This is a series of pics from Weesp, where Donica works, a 10-minute train ride east from Amsterdam, Holland.  I had 2 hours of wandering around there last trip, on September 13.

That church steeple in the background is the 15th-century church, Laurenskerk, the main church of the town. 
In 1462 it was dedicated to St. Laurentius.

Like so many churches in Europe, you can see it from almost anywhere in this small town.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


The Town Church


This is a series of pics from Weesp, where Donica works, a 10-minute train ride east from Amsterdam, Holland.  I had 2 hours of wandering around there last trip, on September 13.

That church steeple in the background is the 15th-century church, Laurenskerk, the main church of the town. 
In 1462 it was dedicated to St. Laurentius.

Like so many churches in Europe, you can see it from almost anywhere in this small town.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (24)

  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Oct 2007, 00:07
Ginnie I love the rustic red tiles against the lovely blue sky. the reflections in the water are quiet magical. I really must visit this place the next time I visit the amsterdam area. Very inspiring shot wink
Ginnie Hart: You know me, Tracy--I love those tile roofs! And the canal reflections. It really is an idyllic place. Thanks.
Peek a boo!
Ginnie Hart: Yup. That's what those church steeples do all over Europe! Thanks, Mary.
Gorgeous shot. I love the composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael, for stopping by and commenting.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Oct 2007, 07:03
oh, such a wonderful peaceful sundaymorning- autumn-pic- with the church, the rows of trees along the gracht, the white bridges, the reflections in the water, the bright blue sky... full of harmony and joy of life, "here everything is still right" ("Hier ist die Welt noch in Ordnung")! I agree wih Tracy: I really must visit this stadje the next time, too!
Ginnie Hart: Let me know when you come to visit, Philine! If you time it right, we can go down to the Spui and also say HI to Wim. smile Thank you kindly.
beautiful
another calendar shot

a tad too busy for me though (not that there was anything you could've done about that)

i'd've loved to crop off as much of the tree leaves in the upper left...but i don't want to lose the information on the lower left which balances the picture well
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, DrAW, I know exactly what you mean. Lots going on here, but as you already said, I wanted to keep in the entire bridge, which meant keeping in too much of the tree. Still, it gives you a feel for how shady the place is, I guess. It reminds me of the "white picket fence" ethos. Thanks.
Very quiet and beautiful !
Hope you're going to show us a little more of this church smile
Ginnie Hart: I do have another photo of the full church, Zeb, and almost posted it today. But I wasn't sure of it, as much as this one. Clearly this one really isn't about the church--just a hint! Thanks.
This is total Utopian prettiness Ginnie. The definitive chocolate box picture executed brilliantly. richard.
Ginnie Hart: Utopian prettiness is probably the best way to describe this, Richard! Thanks for putting those words in my mouth! smile
I like the colours in this one, and the way you have captured peace and quiet smile
Ginnie Hart: Peace and quiet is definitely what this photo is all about, Aksel. Thanks.
  • Stan
  • 14 Oct 2007, 13:39
Lovely scenery. I think a bit more brightness and contrast would give it more 'pop'
Ginnie Hart: Then you would have liked the first pass I put up, Stan, before I changed it. smile Don't you wish we didn't second-guess our own photos! Thanks for your comment, as always.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 14 Oct 2007, 14:36
Completely picturesque, postcard quality. So lovely, lovely.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thank you, Ruth, my sweetie!
I`m so pleased you took the time to photograph this area - I am so enjoying this series. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Then I'm glad, too, Roz! smile Thanks.
  • Gale
  • Cape of storms
  • 14 Oct 2007, 16:22
Another gorgeous shot. All just so beautiful. What a setting.Well composed.
Ginnie Hart: It really is a lovely town, Gale. Thanks.
  • chris
  • Somewhere south of the border!
  • 14 Oct 2007, 17:52
Super Ginnie, really lovely smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Oct 2007, 18:21
This is how Holland looks in the country, red tiles, church in the middle, blue sky, flowerpots at the bridge, wow nice capture!! love it, indeed a calendar shot.
Ginnie Hart: I'm beginning to see that this is very typical of Holland outside of the big city! I love the feel, Astrid. Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Oct 2007, 19:03
They certainly take great care of their urban landscape, and you shot does it justice. Perfect ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Yes they do, Mike. Thanks!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Oct 2007, 19:24
One of those beautiful and colourful end of the summer days in holland. Excellent landscape picture. Make calendars and sell them - you will get your dues.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Donica just said I need to sell my photos to someone and let THEM do the work of making calendars! "That would be a lot of work," she said. smile But thanks for the kind thought, Louis.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 14 Oct 2007, 21:28
Idyllic...a splash of colours and beauty...thanks for "making" such wonderful moments...
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Lina. Thank YOU.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane on day shift.
  • 14 Oct 2007, 21:46
Beautiful Ginnie, you keepreminding me of the places I have not been yet.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe you and I can switch places one month, Aussie. smile
Another delightful scene Ginnie. I love those red roof tiles.
Ginnie Hart: I love those red roofs myself, Bill. Thanks.
  • Penny
  • 14 Oct 2007, 22:37
Various commenters have mentioned calendars and chocolate boxes - but what about a jigsaw puzzle? Wouldn't those trees on the right be a nightmare!
Beautiful reflections, though.
Ginnie Hart: I love jigsaw puzzles, Penny. I totally agree that this would make a good one. I get to work on the bridge! grin
  • Fehinti
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Oct 2007, 22:52
This is so pretty Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fehinti. It's a beautiful place, to be sure.
One of the things I loved about Europe was that every town no matter how small had a church with a huge steeple. This is a lovely shot. Love the water.
Ginnie Hart: The churches of Europe are so inspiring, Gail. I agree. Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Oct 2007, 23:46
Beautiful scene, and a great sky to finish it off.
It would be tempting to just sit in the spring sun for a while and look on this, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I could have spent a lot of time there, Ray, and may be tempted to go back one day. Thanks.
That more lovely places. In addition the light to the day is beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: It really was a beautiful day, Jose. Thanks.

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