Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Drenthe Museum in Assen and Dwingeloo, Holland

Drenthe Museum in Assen, it was very large. Had some special exhibits as well as its own collection which included some Dutch rooms in homes from late 1800's. It is also known for its archeological collection going back to the 8 and 9th centuries B.C. with bog bodies and prehistoric artifacts from the drenthe region. very well done space.

there was an exhibit of the "Dead Sea Scrolls" on. I  liked it, others less so. this is a limestone ossuary 1st century B.C.

column from Herod's palace at Masada 22 B.C.

stone from the Second Temple Mount

museum had a nice collection of some art nouveau pieces. this was a lovely tea set

was such a great design and pretty color

very elegant tea cup

the museum itself had lovely architecure

wooden detail in the States room

wonderful State Room

some details in room

lovely early 1900's angel

walls were frescoed with historical scenes

great tiling on the staircase
well kept cemetery in the woods on my bike ride

one of thousands of bike paths

it was great to ride a bike through such calm settings

thatched roof house

1889 house belonging to one of Ellen's relatives

complete with goats

and wandering roosters

pretty onion-domed church in Dwingeloo

a bit of the view of the town with church in background. we had our pannekoeken lunch before heading to airport

ellen and joe out for a bike ride and I was following
after the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, we really enjoyed our weekend in the province of Drenthe. It was a touch of a small city/town and the country. so pleasant, hope we can go back soon. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

northern holland

local bakery filled with great breads, cakes, cookies etc

pretty house in town

view from outside our window to the local park

pretty Dutch garden

menorah on the local canal, advertising for the current exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the  local museum

happy group in search of cappuccino

cute sign

wonderful dutch cheese with cumin

pretty town of assen

day off from the office, awaiting...

wonderful appel gebak mit slagroom to go with our cappuccini

funny little turkish eggplants in the market

and miniature turkish yellow and red peppers

wonderful breads everywhere you look

the flower to buy were spectacular, everywhere and so affordable

liked these lantern things, saw them in market today in Rome too, some kind of dried flower

lots of lovely architecture

homemade DELICIOUS desserts made by our hostess!
great weekend continued with a lovely visit with friends in the Drenthe province of Holland. Relaxing, fabulous food, fun, wonderful friends- what more could one ask for?- perhaps a bit more sun but it was warm and cloudy- not bad!
the happy and hungry group

an amuse bouche (we were served 3 amuse bouche before dinner)

something on a bed of black sesame seeds

wonderful scallop 

a white fish topped with a shrimp

dessert which was 3 desserts really

and to finish the meal some mini cupcakes

Vlindertuin restaurant where we ate, dinner was wonderful. we had 6 courses, including dessert. I believe it was all fish except for a piece of veal which was one of the courses. great place. would go back