Monday, 19 September 2016

Our World Tuesday, & ABC Wednesday, K of Krimpen ,

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I live in Krimpen aan de Lek in the province of South-Holland, one of the twelve provinces which the Netherlands is divided into. We live in a polder- land


 A polder (Dutch pronunciation: [pɔldər]) is a low-lying tract of land enclosed by dikes that forms an artificial hydrological entity, meaning it has no connection with outside water other than through manually operated devices.

You can expect to see a lot of water, grass-land with cattle, windmills to keep the polder dry, and dikes. This part of the country is also very flat!


Our village is more than 150 years old.

Krimpen aan de Lek is a town on the River Lek in the municipality of Krimpenerwaard, province of South Holland, the Netherlands.

The name Krimpen comes from the archaic word "Krempener", meaning "river crossing". Therefore Krimpen aan de Lek means "Crossing on the Lek".

Krimpen aan de Lek is a quiet and scenic village with 3 elementary schools.




                                                   To cross the Lek we need a ferry.


                       Coming into Krimpen the first building on the left

                                   is the Dutch Reformed Church.


                     On top of the Tower we see the weather-vane representing a whale,

                                              because it was from this place

                      that the whalers left bound for the northerly seas of our globe.



                                  Walking down the dike we pass these old houses.

                                             They look so comfortable and beautiful.




                                     At the bottom of the dike we are welcomed

                                          by a group of first inhabitants,


                                      who must have lived here for a long time.

                                   





The dike


The River Lek

                                                A lot of traffic on the river


                                         Dike houses built on the inside of the dike

16 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely scenes from your village. It looks like a beautiful peaceful place to live. I like the cute houses, the cows and ducks. The church and the whale weathervane are pretty. Thanks for sharing! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

carol l mckenna said...

What a beautiful village and lovely photography exploring its beauty ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Lady Fi said...

What a charming place!

Melody Steenkamp said...

Inderdaad een prachtig stukje Nederland waarvan ik blij ben dat ik het ken ;-)

wat een aandoenlijke kopfoto heb je gekozen, mooi hoor!

happywonderer.com said...

Wonderful scenes from the village Krimpen!

Leslie: said...

A perfect place for me to go walking since I'm not good on hills with my bad back. It's a gorgeous place, Wil, and interesting how the infrastructure works.

Leslie
abcw team

Norma Ruttan said...

Oh, my, what a charming place you live in. The only places that I've taken a ferry are two different islands in Lake Michigan. Thanks for sharing for it's virtual traveling for me.

photowannabe said...

Thank you for showing us your homeland. It looks so lush and the homes look so inviting. I would truly love to visit someday.

Roger Owen Green said...

a charming town!
ROG, ABCW

Hildred said...

A lovely little village, Wil.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you all! Especially Lady Fi and Happywonderer! Whose blogs are very nice but I cannot write a comment on it any more, for I need an account for WordPress and I lost my password. In the future I shall answer you on my own blog. Have a great week all of you!

Kay L. Davies said...

What wonderful photos, dear Wil. I almost feel that I was there with you. I will always remember visiting with you near the windmills several years ago. I am so happy to be blogging and connecting with blog-friends again after such a long time away from my computer. I'm not fully recovered and could be very upset with the fact that much of my memory is still gone, but I have been assured that it will return, and I know that it is returning, very slowly. But I, of course, want it to come back immediately!
Hugs from here,
Kay

Trubes said...

Dear Wil,
i loved the pictoral and most
descriptive journey around your
homeland, although it looks more
modern than I imagined: Quite lovely
though!
Thanks for sharing this with us.
Best regards,
Di.
ABCW team.

jeannettestgermain said...

I remember the romantic windy way to Krimpen aan de Lek - that was our first time there. For a small town it has quite a number of elementary schools! Where do the children go after (used to b 6th grade, but dud this change?) -do they go to Rotterdam?
Hope all is well with you? Have a great rest of the week:)

Reader Wil said...

Hi Jesh,

Thanks for the mail. The school children go to a secondary school(mavo, huishoudschool ) in Lekkerkerk, Krimpen aan de IJssel or Capelle aan de IJssel. The more difficult secondary schools like Atheneum ( secondary modern school), which takes 6 years , are in Capelle aan de IJssel or in Rotterdam en Gouda. A lot have changed since I attended HBS and Trainingcollege for Teachers. Have a great week, kind regards to your husband.

Wil

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You live in a charming town Wil.