Tuesday, 14 January 2014

ABC Wednesday, A of Assen

Museum front

Detail of the Museum entry

More details


When this entry will be posted I will  probably still be in Australia. Nevertheless I am going to write something about Assen the capital of the small province of Drenthe, in the north of the Netherlands. I was there in September last year. I had never been there before. My relative and I walked a great deal. Among other things we saw the Dead Sea Scrolls in the museum.

The next day we walked all afternoon and saw the beautiful building De Nieuwe Kolk( the new pot-hole, or pool or gulf??) Anyway it is a multifunctional building , containing a huge library, a large theatre, a café, an art gallery and accommodation for a photo exhibition.




The town of Assen is also really surprising with old, but well kept buildings and very modern ones.



 This video starts with the Health Centre, where my aunt had to go for physio treatment . She showed  to me where I could have a cup of coffee. There were coffee and tea facilities like in a hotel room.
The streets we walked through were decorated with pink and light red coloured clothes. I asked why this was done. She didn't know, but there are always two or three more or less artistic people who want to have an opportunity to show how good they are. Anyway it was amusing.

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



13 comments:

Sylvia K said...

A wonderful look at your letter for the week, Wil!! Such a lovely, historical city!! I always enjoy the information you include!! Thank you! Have a great week and a safe trip home!

Roger Owen Green said...

I hear it's HOT down under. well, more nifty info.
ROG, ABCW

Dina said...

Ahh, so that's where the Dead Sea scrolls were.

Leslie: said...

Cold in Assen and hot in Australia! Hope you're having an awesome time there. Assen looks lovely.

Leslie
abcw team

photowannabe said...

Such a grand and beautiful museum. Thank you for sharing and enjoy your time in Australia.

Hildred said...

Enjoyed your stroll through the streets Wil, and was bemused by the pink and red clothing strung on high...

bettyl-NZ said...

Wow! What a lovely looking building and interesting place! Thanks for sharing.

Nydia said...

Such gorgeous buildings!

Lisa said...

What a thrill it would be to see the Dead Sea Scrolls. The architecture of the museum is stunning. This looks like such a charming city. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Ann said...

Assen looks like a wonderful place to visit, watched the video and wonderful art is sure on display. It would be a highlight for me to see the Dead Sea Scrolls.
ann

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Are you feeling the heat? One of my other blog, I featured melbourne, and it is so hot there.

retriever said...

Wonderfull museum outside , Inside, last video strage deco , tradition??
have a nice week.

Melody Steenkamp said...

In september is al sinds een jaar of 5 de MidnightWalk... een wandeling voor iedereen voor een goed doel.
IK heb vorig jaar veel foto's gemaakt van al die waslijnen, toen wist ik ook nog waarvoor het was maar helaas ben ik dat vergeten, dus kan het je niet vertellen sorry.

Je hebt wel mooie foto's van 'mijn' stad gemaakt. Hoop overigens wel dat je meer gezien hebt dan je hier laat zien ;-)