Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A special Koninginnedag 2013 - A new King!


Queen's Day to King's Day
(van Koninginnedag naar Koningsdag)


It's official! 
Beatrix has abdicated and The Netherlands has a new king.

Koning Willem-Alexander

The first Dutch king in 120 years.
At 46 yrs. of age, he is the youngest European crowned head.

Lang leve de Koning!
(Long live the King!)

Let the fireworks begin ... ;o)






Judy 
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Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day, 2013 ... Ijsbloem! (Ice plant)

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I'll be in my garden ... if you need me. 
Busy planting. :o)

Photo copyright 2013 Judith Nijholt-Strong. 
All rights reserved.
"Ijsbloem - Ice Plant" (Delosperma)
April 2013 ~ Utrecht, Netherlands


Happy Earth Day!


:o)
Judy
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Sunday, April 7, 2013

10 long years in the making, the renovated Rijksmuseum is about to reopen!

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A flash mob in the city of Breda, Netherlands - announcing the soon to be open again, renovated (after 10 long years and lots of euros later), Rijksmuseum!

Video via The Guardian  news online.


The Rijksmuseum - (link is to the english language site) opens April 13th, 2013.

Since it will obviously be overcrowded for awhile, I won't be standing in line for the reopening even though I've eagerly awaited the museum's reopening. I'll wait until some time in the fall of this year to see again (been many times before) the treasures in the "Rijks".

Lucky me, I am a member of the Dutch Museums Jaarkaart which, (in my opinion), for a reasonable yearly fee, gives holders free access to very many museums in the Netherlands.
:o)




tot ziens,
Judy
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