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    Posted: 19 June 2022 at 20:19


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

Edited by Harm vb - 19 June 2022 at 20:32
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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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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.


Edited by Harm vb - 19 June 2022 at 20:34
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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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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 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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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 18:39
We there had a drink, because of the good weather. Howard needed a stabilizer, I took a decent shot of sugar.

We continued along the old city walls.

HB10 Tolhuis

Here the toll to pass on the river was collected.

HB11 Howard enjoying the Lingehaven


HB12 View on the Merwede from the city walls.


HB13 View on the eastern part of the inner city with Watertoren, Dalempoort and Molen "De Hoop"


HB14 Howard and the Zalmvisser


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I was struggling with my (unknown to me) APS-C setting limiting my field of view, so I'm glad to see the wider views of the church towers in your shots.

Moving on,

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Tower

A view up Bornsteeg reveals a former military tower, IIRC, part of the old fortress's defences.

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Artwork

This intriguing artwork is near the river front. Whilst on the river itself ...

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I love the passenger (and sometimes cars too) ferries that dot the great rivers in Holland. Here at Gorinchem there is a network of routes that connects communities and attractions on the south bank of the Merwede (the name of the Waal after it merges with the Maas just upstream from here) with the north.

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And of course freight barges carry mountains of cannisters up the river to the east and indeed back again (this ship is going west). This barge looks like it can carry 10x4x3 = 120 containers (or 160 if the capacity goes down to the water line).

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 June 2022 at 19:04
Ok, I'll do my best.

HB04 Howard to photograph a city plan


HB05 Tree with cyclist


HB06 Grote of St. Janskerk, the one leaning over.


HB07 Living in a church


HB08 The fashionshop


HB09 Kortendijk, as HS12


So far, so good.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 June 2022 at 00:37
OK then ...

My photos of the church weren't that interesting. You may recall me complaining that I needed an extra millimetre on the short end to get subject matter in to the frame. I found out after I got home that I had the camera in crop mode and as a result I had a 10MP camera with a 36-105 lens. Sigh.

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A chat in the sun

This little square, the Melkpad is a couple of blocks beyond the church that Harm photographed.

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You have found the photopoint

Nearby a former initiative of the Gorkums VVV could still be seen on the streets.

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A glimpse of the Linge

A nice feature of Gorinchem is the narrow alleys that lead down to the Linge river; here three young men were hanging out.

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Squabbling in the family

On the river a family of ducks fought over pieces of bread being fed to them by the men.

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Badhuis

At river level, looking across the river to the east.

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Lane 2

Returning up the lane there is a glimpse of the tower of an old church that has become a fashion shop now. I didn't get a successful shot from the main street because, yes, my 36mm lens wasn't wide enough.

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Gentrification

Harm told me the street we were walking along (Kortendijk) was until recently one of the tougher areas; it seems to be looking up now!

Over to you, Harm!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 June 2022 at 14:18
Howard is at the point where I didn't even start shooting

Go on, Howard, I'll start when you are near the church.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2022 at 10:20
With apologies for the delay, I am back and have started sorting through my photos ...

On my way to our meeting point I left Hendrik behind, walking down alongside the Linge, crossed a bridge and found myself on a street that seemed almost untouched

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Alley (I think this is Kraansteeg.)

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Door on the corner of Heemsteeg

I met Harm, and after a coffee we made the obligatory DM photoshoot outside the Gorcums Museum

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Photo duo

On the museum there is a rather magnificent coat of arms

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Coat of Arms

This translates as The Brave beget the Brave.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 June 2022 at 10:17
But, As Howard posted our Hendrik, I'll post 2 shots from our main church.

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HB03


This church started his hang-over during the building of the tower. So halfway they put a correction in the tower, so it appears with a small bend, where the upper part is more upright than the lower part.

Edited by Harm vb - 11 June 2022 at 19:56
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