31 May 2012


Comenius statue in Naarden

John Amos Comenius (also known as Jan Amos Komensky) was a Czech writer and religious refugee. He died in Amsterdam, where he had lived for a while, in 1670. For unknown reasons he was buried in nearby Naarden, where is grave can still be visited.

In the town centre of Naarden, right in front of the church, is now a statue of Comenius. The statue from 1957 was a gift from the government of Czechoslovakia.

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30 May 2012

The church of Naarden

Detail of the church of Naarden

A detail of the Grote Kerk church of Naarden, as seen from the corner of the Marktstraat and Raadhuisstraat streets.

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29 May 2012



It seems a rural scene: An old wooden footbridge over a Dutch canal. The canal is actually a moat: This scene is part of the fortification of Naarden.

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28 May 2012

A view of Naarden

View of Naarden

Naarden is now a small town in the province Noord-Holland, but was once an important fortified city. Its city walls and moat are in pristine condition. On the photo we see part of the moat and fortification. The background is dominated by the church of Naarden.

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25 May 2012

Gas station

Gas station

A Dutch gas station and car repair shop, somewhere in the Utrecht region.

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23 May 2012


Estate entrance

While hiking in the Utrecht region, near the town Wijk bij Duurstede, I passed by an estate called Rhijnesteijn. This photo is an entrance, probably the former main entrance.

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21 May 2012


Duurstede castle reflected in the water

This is Duurstede Castle, a medieval castle in the Dutch town Wijk bij Duurstede, reflected in the water of the moat.

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17 May 2012

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14 May 2012

Town hall

Town hall, Wijk bij Duurstede

This greenish building houses the town hall of Wijk bij Duurstede, a town in the Dutch province Utrecht.

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11 May 2012

Sagrada Familia

Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

A detail of the Sagrada Família, the famous church in Barcelona designed by Antoni Gaudí.

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10 May 2012


Rambla, Barcelona

The Rambla (also known as Las Ramblas or Les Rambles) is a long, tree-lined avenue that runs through downtown Barcelona, from the Plaça Catalunya to the Columbus monument in the old port (Port Vell).

On the foreground you see one of the many flower shops on this part of the Rambla.

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08 May 2012

Plaça Espanya

Plaça Espanya, Barcelona

The Plaça Espanya (or Plaça d'Espanya), a major square and important public transport hub in Barcelona. On the photo you can see the fountain and statue in the centre of the roundabout, and in the background the Arenas de Barcelona, a former bullring.

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07 May 2012

La Pedrera

Gaudi's La Pedrera, in Barcelona

A detail of Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera, a modernist building designed by Antoni Gaudí, on the Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona.

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04 May 2012

Cine Comedia

Cine Comedia, Barcelona

The Cine Comedia, a cinema on the Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona. I did not go inside, but from the outside it certainly looks like a beautiful cinema.

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03 May 2012


Banesto, Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona

A branch of the Banco Español de Crédito, S.A., also known as Banesto, on the Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona.

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