Netherlands – Groningen

Just outside of Groningen Station. Taken with the Kodak Easyshare CX7310 Digital Camera - - - very old!! πŸ™‚

Arriving in Groningen on 11 December 2004 @ 14h20 !!! This was my first view of this quaint town!! I immediately fell in love!!

I just LOVED all the cycles!!! It was crazy!! πŸ˜€ **

20 thoughts on “Netherlands – Groningen

  1. johnstirlingphotography

    Xandre! Never seen so many bicycles in my life! We haven’t visited the Netherlands – even though we are so close! We keep saying that we should go, but always end up going further south with a guarantee of some sun and blue sky! Living in the UK we need to find some sun sometime during the year! Otherwise we forget what it looks like! Interesting shot – like it!

    1. xandreverkes Post author

      Thanks John!!! I really recommend Netherlands… I will be posting more photos of the Netherlands (of course πŸ˜‰ )… It’s so funny… everyone keeps saying the UK almost never has sun… I’ve visited the UK three times already (for different amounts of time) – – – & had the best weather!!! Ironic.. because I love miserable weather πŸ˜€ … You will be seeing my gorgeous UK weather in upcoming photographs as well!!! πŸ™‚ **

  2. niasunset

    WOW! Bikes,…. I haven’t seen so many bikes like this one. How nice people have bikes… It would be so nice in this crowded city too!!!! Thank you, with my love, nia

  3. writingfeemail

    Love your photos – especially the black and white ones. You have a good eye and a lot of talent. My writing is probably – no definitely – better than my pictures, but I plan to work on that as well. Any tips or advice on a professional camera?

    1. xandreverkes Post author

      Hi Renee!! Thank you so much for popping in!! (&for the wonderful compliment!!!)… I don’t know about pro cameras… but I shoot with an entry level canon (Canon 500d), but I love it… it more than fulfills my needs – – – for my level of skill I can’t seem to need anything more!!! Its a wonderful camera!!! But then again – I’ve never photographed with anything else (except normal digital cameras!). I personally tink all these cameras are similar (ito canon and nikon)… Hope you find something that you are comfortable with!!! You cant go wrong either way!! πŸ™‚ **

  4. Chris Breebaart

    Ha Xandre
    Dank voor je ‘like’ op mijn bicyclette vinaigrette. You have some liking to bicycles too i can see. I subscribed to your blog by email. I see some nice stuff here. Keep on shooting. If you have time: my blog has some pics of paris but also of the west cape of last year.
    If you want, let me know what you think of them.

    take care

    1. xandreverkes Post author

      Dank je wel Chris!!! πŸ˜€ I haven’t ridden a bicycle in sooooo long, but the people that surrounds me take pleasure in doing it!! I had a quick look at your blog website… am sooooo tired & I feel it deserves more attention!!! So, will definitely be stopping by to have a decent browse soon!!! Very jealous of all your travelling…. πŸ™‚ Thanks for subscribing!! Speak to you soon!! πŸ˜€ **

  5. garrettmudskipper

    I really want to go to the Netherlands and see the way they use the bikes there. Here in the U.S. all of our towns are built so spread out that using bikes as transportation isn’t practical. Unless you live a large city with progressive public transportation, you have to have a car.

    1. xandreverkes Post author

      Here in South Africa we have the same problem!!! (I think that’s why I admired the system in Netherland so!!) …. We do not have a great public transport system & all our cities is spaced a fair distance from each other!!! If you don’t have a car here…. you’re stuck!!! πŸ™‚ **

  6. Albert Verkes

    Hallo, hoe gaat het met jou ? Ik heb jou een emaailtje gestuurd van Australia, je zal het wel lezen! Ik hoop,en ik kan nog wel wat Nederlands praten en het kwam handig toen ik in Zuid Afrika was . Je maakt mooie fotos!!;) Albert Verkes.


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