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. 

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