zondag 7 augustus 2016

After rain

We have a strange summer, from one moment to another it suddenly starts to rain heavenly. here in Hilversum. Everybody flights in a store or in a porch. Just a few minutes later the sun comes back as if nothing has happened.

 Even the streets are dry again in a few minutes.

This "Big Church" for Protestants has a history of fires. The first church on this place was destroyed by fires in 1629, In 1766 the church and tower were destroyed again by fires. The current building dates from 1768 and was extended in 1890. In 1971 work was carried out to the roof to fix leaks. On December 3, the tower caught fire with the spire including the two clocks were completey destroyed. The roof of the church collapsed but remained in the walls. In 1974 the restoration followed.

13 opmerkingen:

  1. I like the wet street scene in the first photo.
    Strange summer here also. It has been extra HOT and DRY.

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  2. Beautiful Church, but sad to hear that it was destroyed twice by fire.

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  3. Het is hier tot nu toe nog droog, maar het zonnetje is al wel een tijdje weg. Toch beter om met zulke dagen een plu mee te nemen.

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  4. Een typisch Nederlandse zomer volgens mij :)

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  5. That's a long history. Not much of Canada had been discovered by that time.

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  6. In Texas they hope for a rain...even a short be to cool things off. That seems a bit suspicious...so many fires.

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  7. Brick roads always fascinate me.
    Coffee is on

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  8. Lovely church but it's been very unlucky with all those fires!
    We're having rain, rain and more rain for the whole week!

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  9. It seems you have a little more rain than we have. It's been a long time without rain, and if it was rain sometimes a little it was hardly noticeable. But now autumn rains begins to arrive . (Although quite yet does not be autumn :)

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  10. The church is a beauty. Here we could use rain.

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  11. Wonderful streets of bricks and blocks!

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  12. That is so sad that the church keeps burning. At least the congregation continues to build the parts back. Liked seeing the city after the rainstorm. This sounds like Florida. It would pour rain for a wee bit and then the sun would come back out and we would be back to normal. genie

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