Tuesday, 7 February 2012

ABC Wednesday, D for Dordrecht

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.We started round 10 of the fascinating meme of ABC. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar or Here. This week we are looking for words beginning with D.

In August last year a friend of mine and I went to Dordrecht for a walk through the town, which is very old and still well preserved. The weather was fine and our trip on the ferry from Krimpen aan den IJssel to Dordt was delightful. On arrival in Dordt we first saw a restaurant where we enjoyed our morning coffee and apple pie. Then we set off to see the town and take photos.You can see more details if you click on the photos.
































Dordrecht historically in English named Dort, is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, located in the province of South Holland. It is the fourth largest city of the province, having a population of 118,601 in 2009. Dordrecht is the oldest city in Holland and has a rich history and culture.


32 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Another DARLING place!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Dina said...

Nice and old. That's the way I like places.

anthonynorth said...

I do love these old places.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the city. Very well preserved. Thanks for sharing.

Carver said...

Thank you for the delightful tour. Looks like a great town for a walking visit. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

Paula Scott said...

Brrrr! That banner made me COLD just looking at it! Although, looks like you were having fun.
Lovely town, that Dordrecht is! So full of character and history.

Leslie: said...

What a Delightful place to visit. One of these Days I really must get to Holland!

Leslie
abcw team

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful and historical city, Wil, and your captures are superb! The next best thing to being there. Thank you for a wonderful tour! Hope you have a great week! And, I hope your new granddaughter is doing well! I know how excited you are to be able to go see her!!

Sylvia

Jane Hards said...

A while away put of the blog circuit I find you are still posting interesting and very original choices.

photowannabe said...

Wonderful photos of such a charming place. It makes me desire to visit.
I love your banner picture of the family ice skating on the canal behind your home.

Kim said...

Love all the old (by US standards) towns in Europe. Your brief bio interested me too because my 4th grade teacher in Minnesota was a Dutch woman who had grown up in Indonesia. I believe she made it back to Holland before war broke out but a sister did not and spent the war years in a camp as well.

George said...

You've created some wonderful collages of your pictures of Dordrecht. Thank you for sharing these sights with us, and thank you, too, for the map to help us locate it.

Kay L. Davies said...

Now this is amazing, Wil. I somehow had it in the back of my mind that Dordrecht was a very old city (even though I've never been there) but it is the oldest in Holland, you said. Well, it looks lovely.
What really caught my eye today was your header photo. The yellow sled sure looks safer on the ice than the other baby's stroller with wheels.
All the best,
K

Starnitesky said...

Looks like a delightful place to see.

Hildred and Charles said...

wonderful collages, - it looks like such an interesting and pleasant place to visit, - lots of old buildings and history. It is so nice to travel in Blogland, and thank you for all your contributions, Wil.

VioletSky said...

I love that shot of the skating on the canal!
And I would not have guessed that Dordrecht was the oldest city.

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

what an interesting D word for this week. thanks for sharing. visitng from Our world tuesday

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ChrisJ said...

I really like your banner photograph. One of the first things I learned about the Netherlands was how the canals freeze over in the winter. It doesn't often get that cold in England where I was living then. Lovely old city.

Arkansas Patti said...

My, you really had a lovely walk. What beautiful architecture. Like George, I appreciate the map to see just where it is located. Thanks for letting us come along.

Jama said...

I love visiting such place for the historical value!

Tumblewords: said...

Dordrecht looks gorgeous. And that new granddaughter is outstandingly beautiful. What a joy it will be to visit her.

chubskulit said...

Such a beautiful place to visit!

Dolce & Gabbana

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Shooting Parrots said...

It does lookl a very attractive city. Has it no ugly modern buildings at all? Or are they forbidden by the authorities?!

Gattina said...

It looks like a very cosy town ! Unfortunately I have never been there. Besides Maastricht, the Veerse Mer (Vlissingen) Rotterdam and of course Amsterdam, I haven't been anywhere else in Holland.

Kay said...

Oh yea! We were there! What fun! I love your header photo. It reminds me of Hans Brinker.

Melanie said...

Beautiful architecture. Love all the brick!

R1 said...

A lovely place to visit as seen from your pictures...

Vicki Lane said...

Such lovely pictures -- and another charming header!

Vagabonde said...

Quelle ville pittoresque – j’aimerais bien m’y promener! Félicitations pour la naissance de votre petite fille – quelle joie pour toute la famille.

Island Rambles Blog said...

we don't have anything like this here so really enjoyed seeing the town and how you put them into the collages.

Marie said...

Lovely D photos of Dordrecht! Holland truly is a beautiful country!

Angi said...

beautiful place and great photos too!