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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2022 at 19:21
Yes, I'm rather taken with public art sculptures, and Gorinchem is well provided with these.

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sculptures /1

I never found out what this one is about, but it appears to introduce visitors to the ferry port area, and it is quite small.

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sculptures /2

These two have hard-to-read inscriptions in Korean and English (and perhaps Dutch on another side) and, if my memory serves me right, are a gift from the Korean city that welcomed our friend Hendrick at the top of this thread. These two deities are designed to protect the harbour of Gorinchem.

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Shapes

These shapes date I think from 50 or more years ago and sit so naturally on a bank near the Lingehaven.

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Lingehaven

The Lingehaven itself is a lovely site, here seen looking towards the town. (Two frames stitched, I hadn't figured out why my 24 mm lens wasn't delivering ultrawide views.)

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De Zalmvisser

Harm photographed me standing by this engaging statue that marks either a lost way of making a living or perhaps a folkloric tale. I'm not sure which.

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Windmill

I always like a good windmill and this one was splendid against the Gorkums sky.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2022 at 19:30
Your sculptures in hs21 date from 1974, the outside art exhibition called Symposion.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 June 2022 at 11:48
I'll finish my contributions with some views from and near the city's fortifications, part of the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie (New Dutch Waterline).

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River and city

This view towards the Dalempoort and windmill (mostly obscured by the trees) shows the Merwede on the right and the waterways by the fortress walls.

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Outside the city defences

Further round and to the northeast of the old centre the fortifications and water defences appear to have a more tranquil purpose these days.

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Dalempoort with windmill

A better view of the old city gate and nearby windmill.

The gate leads to a tranquil green and water space, ideal for contemplative walks, I imagine,

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This moment doesn't exist without you

Thanks, Harm, for being an excellent guide - I enjoyed the visit and the revelations of this interesting old town. Let's do it again some time!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 June 2022 at 12:37
A fine armchair tour of this lesser known town with its interesting history and heritage as well as more modern attractions.
Thanks for sharing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 June 2022 at 19:04
So, my last shots of the day. I didn't shoot as much as Howard did, but I blame it to Gorinchem being my daily place.

HB15 Blue Sky with Windmill "De Hoop"


HB16 Blue Sky with Windmill "De Hoop" (2)

Shot @16mm

HB17 Howard waiting for his bus


Howard, I enjoyed the day as well. The weather and the company were good, so: my pleasure.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 June 2022 at 20:07
Harm, in your pictures with blue sky I notice a nasty ugly spot, I think you have dust (or based on the shape, some sort of hair I think) on the camera sensor.
 



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Thanks, I replaced the pictures with cleaned versions.
Strangely, both cameras that I used that day, had a similir spot.

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