Friday, April 20, 2007

Don't touch that dial, here's another dedication... for Anne-Marie

ANNEMARIE, a Dutch barge of the type 'kastje' I was born on

For those who wonder who Anne-Marie is: she is a warm and entertaining personality from Toronto, Canada with interesting stories to tell. On top of that she is a gifted and prolific writer, who is now in the middle of writing her second book

I discovered the barge bearing the name ANNEMARIE yesterday (Thursday April 19 2007) when I took the scooter for a ride in South-West Netherlands, later finding a disused water tower in a place called Axel...

In disused water tower near Axel, NL, looking up
In disused water tower near Axel, NL, looking up

...after which I headed across the border into Belgium where I took the pictures below - and a lot more that you'll find by clicking on the photos posted in Flickr.

Moerbeke, BelgiumMagic Realism is an integrated part of day to day life in Belgium...

Moerbeke town hall and sugar factory, Belgium...and so is the sugar mill in Moerbeke, which can be found right next to the town hall.

View a slideshow of my most recent photos

13 comments:

VallyP said...

Lovely post and photos Koosje. I wish I'd been there, but this is the next best thing. Love the dominance of the facotry everywhere. It reminds me of Table Mountain in Cape Town.xxx

Koos F said...

Yeah, A Comment!
These are hard times for people who love comments, so we now need to visit each other's blogs and write, although we could easily handle this in a conversation.

Anyway thanks for your comment and that many may follow.

Erik-Jan said...

Koos is back!!! Blogging!!!
Party.....!!!!
E.J.

Erik-Jan said...

N.B.
Het weblog gaat voor zichzelf denken...Alles is ineens in het Nederlands. Om gek van te worden ....toch????
E.J.
N.B. Excuse me for writing in Dutch.

Lannio said...

Wonderful post dedicated to our wonderful friend (lucky us to know here in person). Well put. Oh yeah, also wonderful pics as always

Anne-Marie said...

Aww. *deep blush*

Thanks for the lovely dedication, and, as ever, wonderful pics!

Nice to see you back in bloggieville.

VallyP said...

Will you take me there soon please Koosje??

Rache said...

Beautiful, Koos. And a wonderful dedication to Anne-Marie!

Grace said...

How sweet, Anne Marie is a great writer. Thanks for coming by.

xx

Stevie said...

You are a very thoughtful man, Koos...

Koos F said...

Looking through my old posts I see I have posted about an Anne-Marie barge before. In fact it was Anna-Maria then.
Hope you don't mind A-M.
See
http://tinyurl.com/24radk

Anne-Marie said...

I remember the previous barge!

String said...

Great perspective on the water tower! - or rather in!