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The fourth shot is also fine for SPT (Self Portrait Thursday) .
Respect. Observe. Capture. Enjoy.
 



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2019, Valentine's day- early spring






2021, march 1- definitely spring!










Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

The fourth shot is also fine for SPT (Self Portrait Thursday) .

hi Michele, nice to 'see' you!
it looks weird. I don't 'recognize myself in this'. ;)
stupid mirror! in retrospect, it would have been clever to remove the hood?
(so many impossible angles -due to reflections- that I thought more than
once I actually need a balaclava. now, that would get me arrested? ).










textures on the last 2 pics are from my hair (hanging in front of the lens).
are those selfies too?


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Middelburg- Damplein





sweet dreams are made of cheese...    









Herenstraat



















lots of backstreets and alleys in the old center






...exposing a darker side of Middelburg
;)







window material, no merchandise









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still in de Herenstraat





behind this door...





lies an alley





Beth Haknesset
anno 1705 (aka 5465)


< Middelburg was one of the first cities in the Netherlands where Jews could express their religion freely. The synagogue in Middelburg was founded in 1705 and was the first synagogue to be built outside of Amsterdam. During the Holocaust, Middelburg’s small Jewish community of 200 was first transported to Amsterdam in 1942 and from there was sent to concentration camps in Eastern Europe. The Germans used the synagogue as a storehouse during the war and the building was later severely damaged during the liberation of 1944.

Only six of Middelburg’s Jews returned to the city after the war. Without a Jewish community, Middelburg’s synagogue fell into decay and by 1980, only a few walls remained intact. In 1987, the Stichting Synagoge Middelburg, the Middelburg Synagogue Foundation, was formed to undertake the restoration of the synagogue. The restoration was completed in 1994 and it is now possible to go visit one of the oldest surviving synagogues in the Netherlands between March and November, every Thursday from 10:00 until 4:00. >
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-netherlands-virtual-jewish-history-tour




Ashkenazi synagogue


late 1944, during the liberation, an English bombshell destroyed most of the synagogue. the ruins in the garden stayed hidden from the world for decades behind this door.
in 1987 foundation 'synagoge Middelburg' was founded and the synagogue was eventually restored and rebuild. and and reopened on november 29, 1994.
services on fridays and saturdays. (there are only 3 places in the Netherlands where Shabbat services are held: in Amsterdam, The Hague and in Middelburg).

https://www.synagogemiddelburg.nl/
https://www.zeeland.com/nl-nl/visit/541_nl/synagoge
(dutch links + pics)







< Middelburg is also home to two Jewish cemeteries, one Ashkenazi and the other Sephardic. The Ashkenazi cemetery dates to 1705 and is still in use today. The Sephardic cemetery was in use between 1655 and 1721 and was recently restored. Rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel’s son Samuel is buried at this cemetery. Ben Israel petitioned Oliver Cromwell in 1655 to allow the re-entrance of Jews to England and is believed to be partially responsible for Cromwell’s decision in favor of their re-admittance. Both of Middelburg’s Jewish cemeteries have been recognized as national monuments. >
(also copied from: https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-netherlands-virtual-jewish-history-tour )





Bet Chajiem- 'house of the living'
(pls correct me if I'm wrong. anywhere?)









Ashkenazi cemetary 'Bet Chajiem', founded in 1705.
the Jugenstil / Art Nouveau Bet Tohorah building dates from 1900.





'small and big (meaning young and old??) are one there'


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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 March 2021 at 17:59




and AL-WAYS cars in front of it   





+ a race track ;)






the cemetary is located on het bolwerk. (what should I call it, a rampart?).
it can only be visited by appointment.





Middelburgs bolwerk









along the canals- bolwerk + Seis mill





well hidden fence




+ a glimpse of the cemetary










and soon it will be dark





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back to the Canal through Walcheren




during the draught of 2018


love to gaze at this view- like an old dutch painting?








in the BG the -former- village of West-Souburg
nowadays a Flushing suburb














daucus carota








(for s*x on the banks)















the other bank is also a popular place















up to no good










only few dogs return dry










 



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You haven't numbered them but I love the wide canal views at the start of this last post and the wild carrot with inhabitants Ine! Nice find
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(may 2015)


crataegus aka hawthorn is one of the most characteristic plants of the island. even more before the floods (WWII inundation + North sea flood), when Walcheren, with so many country estates, was known as 'the garden of Zeeland'. also because of its many hawthorn hedgerows -dutch-. and hawthorn scent.





on the banks of the Walcheren canal




4 of a kind











Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

You haven't numbered them but I love the wide canal views at the start of this last post and the wild carrot with inhabitants Ine! Nice find

lost count. TY Fred!    to me it is an uplifting view, every time I cross that bridge, any season. can you imagine it without the trees on the right?
(no rants today ;)). those are all @ f2.8, views as well. all beloved -handicapped :'( - Flek. we know that Fleks love carrots, don't we? ;) (or is it the other way round?).





too late!!! this parrot has a man to do the paddling










the 2nd tower in the distance is the Lange Jan.
tower of the Middelburg churches (beside the abbey).
they say it can be seen from anywhere on the island.



















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Beautiful color of hawthorn berries. Do you know Ine that you can make hawthorn tonic from red berries very easily which is very powerful medicine for a heart?
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TY Svjetlana!    YES! I know. in homeopathy crataegus is 1 of THE -most common- remedies for the heart.
but LOVE you for mentioning it!! (because I usually make lots of 'friends' (NOT!) by saying things like that. ;)).
but I wouldn't dare to brew my own potions. or dose them for that matter. (hawthorn seeds contain cyanide,
just like apricot seeds, (apple seeds) and bitter almonds -known as laetrile or 'vitamin B17'- ). would you?
is it common to make hawthorn tonic in Serbia?






speaking of (brewing potions)... Svjetlana, do you know that sambucus nigra, elder(berry), is the 2nd best booster for the immune system? (apart from stuff like baptisia tinc./wild indigo that can hugely increase the number of white blood cells within 2 hours, etc.). same -cyanide- story though, as far as toxicity of red-, unripe- and raw elderberries and seeds is concerned. (the best booster is ribes nigrum, black currant, in gemmo. -i.e. the use of plant embryos, based on the idea that, for instance, the acorn holds the power of the oak tree- ).









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stormy days!




NOT what I was after   






action happened to be here









a serious storm yesterday. stormiest place in the country was Vlissingen- gales up to windforce 10,
squalls up to 120 kms/h. and what do Vlissingers do on days like that- they go to the boulevard.
it didn't feel like a 'real storm'. (apart from some damage), nothing spectacular this time.





blowing away, but still standing?




still sitting ;)









hairdo 2021, CoronaStyle   





+ Google Street View on a roll- TOO LATE. UNSHARP.   


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sea mill







2012




2015




2014






no one knows how old the Flushing Oranjemolen / 'Orange mill' is. it was 1st described in 1699. the only out of 23 city windmills that survived.
initially a hulling mill, later a grain mill and, something new- now generates green energy as well.





this is the only windmill in the Netherlands at sea. overlooking the beach, codename 'uncle beach', where the allies landed, during the battle of the Scheldt, on november 3rd, 1944, the day that would become liberation day. there is also a(n English) bullet from 1809 still present in 1 of its walls.





commemoration year 2019- Battle of the Scheldt exhibition inside the mill




the allies have landed




'after the bombs, the water'














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souvenir beside the mill





a small beach -commonly known as 'the mill beach'- appears at low tide









and vanishes during high tide. quite a dangerous place when the water raises, as there is no escape. not even iron rods, as we had on Boulevard de Ruyter, to climb up the wall. a wall called Muur van Altena, a monument from approx. 1580. and swimming? know nothing about the currents there, but near the red harbour light in the distance are vortexes. in 2000 the mill was lifted because the Oranjedijk/'dyke', on which it stands, had to be raised by 2 meters.






FB page of the millers of the Oranjemolen.
for what it's worth- the last one was shot for Paul.
nothing spectacular, but from a good heart?


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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:



for what it's worth- the last one was shot for Paul.
nothing spectacular, but from a good heart?



Thanks Ine. I always have my eyes on this thread. It is such a remarkable volume of work!
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