Monday, 17 January 2011

that's My World, ABC Wednesday, A for Amersfoort



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Amersfoort is a municipality and the second largest city of the province of Utrecht in central Netherlands. The city is growing quickly but has a well-preserved and protected medieval centre. Amersfoort is one of the largest railway junctions in the country, because of its location on two of the Netherlands' main east-west and north-south rail lines. The town celebrated its 750th birthday in 2009.



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Watergate, by the Dutch artist Anton Pieck.Click to enlarge.

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38 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Lovely town. Glad you put the map out, for geographic context.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Vicki Lane said...

How pretty! The canals are so charming.

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous, stately buildings! Delightful.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Now that we have been to your beautiful country wil, the photos we see make all the more sense - we love them

Babooshka said...

Fascinating and beautiful. We have no canals at all on this island of mine so for me reminds me of home, the UK.

Sylvia K said...

Such a lovely, lovely place! And I would love to visit there! The canals are beautiful and the buildings are indeed gorgeous! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty of your world, Wil! Always a delight! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

I'm pleased to hear that the medieval centre is well protected! I think it's important to retain at least some of each country's heritage.

noel said...

aloha,

what a beautiful area, i love all the beautiful buildings


thanks for sharing that with us today

Starnitesky said...

Looks like a very photographic place to visit.

ρομπερτ said...

How peaceful a city it must be. Thank you very much for this wonderful escape.

Please have a good Tuesday.

daily athens

Patty said...

Love the photo called Watergate. Like how it reflects into the water.

Ann said...

I think I will miss the gren grass, except the little patch of water weeds under the bridge.

George said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful city with us. I really like the photo from the same vantage point as the print.

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like a wonderful place. Thanks for taking me for a walk!

Martha Z said...

The old city looks frozen in time.

Kay L. Davies said...

750 years! Canada isn't even 150 years old yet. I'm very much looking forward to seeing the Netherlands. SO beautiful, Wil.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Arkansas Patti said...

Such a beautiful city and it doesn't look a day over 749. We here in the states find that many birthdays pretty amazing. We are such babies in this world.

Indrani said...

Beautiful shots of the city.

Nanka said...

Great picturesque place and loved the photo and the artists drawing.

Glad to see the map too as I find the words a bit difficult to pronounce.

Carver said...

What a charming town and great shots of it.

Life with Kaishon said...

What a very beautiful place. I just love it so much. Wonderful post for ABC Wednesday. You knocked it right out of the park! : )

anthonynorth said...

A beautiful place. Loved the pictures.

Jedediah said...

A charming town, I can imagine spending a few days there (and taking a ton of photos of those beautiful buildings)

Gigi Ann said...

I like the map also, I always like knowing the location of countries from around the world. The pictures are lovely of the sweet old town.

Thanks for visiting my ABC post today.

photowannabe said...

You live in such beauty. Thank you for sharing it with us. I always enjoy visiting and seeing part of the world I havn't had the pleasure of seeing.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow so beautiful place!Thanks so much for giving us "ideas", good ideas about trips!
I hope to visit there soon!
Hugs from Luxembourg
Léia

Kay said...

This is just so wonderful! At first I thought I was looking at Delft. That canal sort of reminded me of that town, but then again Netherlands is full of gorgeous old canals.

Cloudia said...

Just lovely, Wil





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Hildred and Charles said...

Imagine, a 750th birthday, and we here can barely make 75 in the west. A beautiful town, - I was so impressed with the Netherlands when we visited there.

Rajesh said...

Very lovely place.

Tumblewords: said...

As always, you offer such wonderful imagery and words. Terrific A post.

Lulu Post said...

Visiting from ABC Wednesday. I hope you can visit mine too:

A is for Angels

Janice Thomson said...

A charming and beautiful area. One of the best things about the internet is being able to visit places virtually that you might otherwise never see.

Marja said...

Oh I didn't know that Amersfoort was such a beautiful city. I started a list of places to visit when I come to Holland next time and put this on my list. The castle is gorgeous.

Rosey said...

So much history here! It is one a kind place and VERY old indeed.

artswebshow.com said...

They have some truly stunning architecture in the netherlands.
Amazing

helenmac said...

A wonderful contribution to ABC Wednesday! Amersfoort is a beautiful city where history lives side by side with the contemporary.
Helen Mac, ABC team

Dina said...

So nice to see a real watergate! (Americans know Watergate mostly as a scandal.)