Monday, 22 October 2012

Our World Tuesday, ABC Wednesday, O for Overijssel

Bathmen
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With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and to Roger. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with O.

The Netherlands has twelve provences. Two of them are called Holland( North- and South-Holland). The ten other provences will be offended if you call them Holland!;). One of them is called Overijssel. The river IJssel is an important river flowing through this provence. Overijssel is one of the most beautiful provences of my country.

The first people who lived here were hunters and collectors of fruit and vegetables. They also went fishing. About around 2500 BC people started to settle permanently in this area.Acricultural farming became more and more important. The farmers chose to live along the rivers.
Many of the photos I show are from Wikipedia.
The last photo is the vicarage where my sister and brother-in-law, who was the minister of the Reformed Church in Bathmen, lived for many years.
Bathmen is a town in the eastern Netherlands, in Overijssel. The municipality was merged with her larger neighbour of Deventer on 1. January 2005.







Railway station in Deventer



Bathmen


Bathmen





Zwolle Capital of Overijssel

Bathmen

Vicarage in Bathmen opposite the church
Reformed Church in Bathmen

26 comments:

Miss_Yves said...

Toutes ces petites villes sont très jolies et respirent le calme.

Miss_Yves said...

Et la place de Zwolle est très plaisante, animée sans être surpeuplée

Gary said...

Great view of your world. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

What a marvelous stroll through your world, Wil! Wonderful history, a beautiful place!! Thank you for sharing! Hope you have a great week!

eileeninmd said...

I enjoyed the lovely tour of your world. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing, have a great week ahead.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely scenic area!

Anna said...

Hi Wil,
What a lovely post!
I have enjoyed it very much...
Have a nice week and warm greetings, Anna ❀

mrsnesbitt said...

Zwolle - I remember taking a photograph there for Round Z some years ago - how time flies eh?

Denise ABC Team

photowannabe said...

Absolutely beautiful country.
The architecture is lovely too.
Thank you for teaching me so much about your wonderful country.

Riet said...

Wat een leuke post over Overijssel Wil. Leuke oude plaatsjes , er is veel moois in Nederland.
Groeten van Riet

Roger Owen Green said...

I love European towns. A certain charm most US places lack. Maybe it's that tend to be OLDER.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Marleen said...

Ja, Nederland is zeer de moeite waard!

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

What lovely photos...charming overview!

Emille said...

My brother lived in Zwolle when he did his year of residency. That's the only place I've been in Overijsel. Thank you for showing your sister and brother in law's church:)

Andrea said...

These all look very clean and well maintained neighborhood. Lovely places to live or tour around. Thanks for the information.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Love love love the green surroundings!

O is for....
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Shooting Parrots said...

What a beautiful place, and so clean!

magiceye said...

Wonderful world!

Lisa said...

This area is steeped in so much fascinating history. And your photos are marvelous! Honestly, I love saying the name...it's fun to say!

Gattina said...

Very charming town !

ChrisJ said...

Beautiful photos. It always seems to me that Holland has her own distinctive style of architecture as well as being very clean and smart looking.

Ann said...

Oh Holland is such a beautiful country. I cherish my trip I was able to make and the pictures I was able to take. The ones you showed today are gorgeous.
Ann

Island Rambles Blog said...

I really like the tour of Overijssel...I think the top banner picture is amazing also...Thanks for showing me this part of a world I would never see without your camera. I love to see places and learn the history. wonderful post. cheers.








Vicki Lane said...

As always, it's such a pleasure to visit your world!

Paula Scott said...

The countryside is always beautiful there! Now, how do you say that Provence's name?

Tina´s PicStory said...

what a beautiful world! :)