Posts tagged ijssel
Posts tagged ijssel
And while we’re thoroughly enjoying the finest weekend of the year in our little town - the weekend of the ‘Deventer op stelten’ (Deventer on stilts) outdoor theater festival - here’s an image we forgot to post from last year’s fest - a shot from the fantastic fire installations in the park across the Ijssel river.
Summer may officially be three months long….but the feeling of it is a fleeting thing…
But its all there, on an evening like this, with brilliant late sunshine, and radiant blues and greens all around.
And moving images today! :)- a little video of what we think is a micro-wind electricity generation system to power lights on the bank of the Ijssel.
Even though its terribly cold, its spring, and we have the green on the trees to prove it :)
Picture 3 in the Mooiste Boom series - this one is from a rainy misty day in January when the Ijssel river was flooding. The big bare tree stands its own against the mighty river…
Picture 2 in the Mooiste Boom series - the benches under the tree are really the perfect spot to sit down, relax and take a moment to contemplate life.
(This photo is also from the dead-of-winter, no foliage days)
A tree we love on the banks of the Ijssel river in Deventer, was nominated for, and won the title of ‘Mooiste Boom’ or ‘nicest tree’ in Deventer. So, for the next couple of days, it’s going to be the Mooiste Boom series, with pics of the tree we’ve taken at different times - this one…sometime in the middle of January, with no leaves on it…just a patina of moss.
One of us loves to rag the other for taking photos of moss along the Ijssel river…this one, from Zutphen, is a real portrait!
Its not until we saw them again, that we realized how much we miss our feathered friends from Delft…
We rode our bikes by the river at sunset, literally till the cows came home….
This was the video shown at the gathering, followed by dinner with the Burgermeester (Mayor) and a Stadswandeling (walking tour of the city)
There’s sunshine, green grass and flowers popping out of the ground…oh wait! its only going to get better!!!
PS: The train on the bridge stayed a cheerful yellow even in the sucky weather :P
Traditional windmills of this kind are icons associated with the Netherlands - we see them often from trains, in towns, and love them. But the joy of seeing one at work is even greater!
Love the green-yellow-borderline orange-ness of moss, and love its ability to paint the town in its own shade….
The towers of the Bergkerk or the St. Nicholas Church shot from the Wilheminabrug at sunset