Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Village church

View from the Kerkbrink on the Dorpskerk. (photo 17Mar21)

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Happy stone

Found leaning against a tree along the Stationsweg. On the backside was the
text 'MIKE ROCKS'. Well done Mike! (photo 12Mar21)

Monday, 29 March 2021

Local news

'de Krant van Tynaarlo' is a weekly and free newspaper for
everyone living in the Tynaarlo municipality. On the photo is the
edition of Wednesday March 23.

Sunday, 28 March 2021


View from the Noordma with De Wachter mill in the background. (photo 17Mar21)

Saturday, 27 March 2021


Walking on the Zwetdijk towards the Hogeweg. (photo 19Mar21)

Friday, 26 March 2021

War monument commemorate the Dutch Resistance in WW2.
The statue pictures a bronze male figure as if it was standing in
front of a firing squad.  (photo 17Mar21)

Thursday, 25 March 2021

2CV mural

A beautiful garage door mural. (photo 20Mar21)

Wednesday, 24 March 2021


The pond located in a village green was the place where -back into history-
cattle drank water, and it was also used by the fire-brigade to fight fires.
In Dutch a pond like this is called a 'dobbe'. (photo 17Mar21)

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Migrating toads

A warning sign for crossing toads at the Berkenweg. (photo 19Mar21)

Monday, 22 March 2021


View on one of the larger farmhouses along the Groningerstraat. (photo 17Mar21)

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Copper sign

The sign next to the memorial stone (see yesterday's post) says:
Died on November 23 MDCCLXXXIV.
Remembering that Jacobus Biben, reverend of this congregation
on his strong wish was buried here outside the church walls.
 (photo 28Aug20)

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Memorial stone

A very old memorial stone, placed in the outer wall of the village church. 
It is for reverend Jacobus Biben, who died in 1784. The text on the stone 
is hard to read,but there is a copper sign next to it explaining it. 
That will be in my blog post tomorrow  (photo 28Aug20)

Friday, 19 March 2021

Voting pencils

The red pencils that we used for giving our votes during this week's general elections
already appear to have become collector's items. Due to Covid-19 every individual
received his or her own pencil and was allowed to take it home afterwards; a unique
situation. Many are already for sale online.

Well, it might be a good idea to put ours in a safe and see what they're worth in 
15 years or so... 😏         (photo 18Mar21)

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Dutch elections

Yesterday, as well as the 2 days before that, the general elections took place in 
the Netherlands to elect the members of the House of Representatives. Due to Covid-19 the 
government decided to open some polling stations 2 days in advance to ensure safe voting 
for elderly and people with medical high-risks. Citizens from 70 and older were also given
the chance to vote by post.
The Brinkhotel was one of the locations in Zuidlaren where people could vote.
The Dutch word 'stembureau' means 'polling place'. (photo 17Mar21)

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Big sky

The Leemkuilenweg is often part of my daily walk, with farmland on both sides
and a big sky. (photo24Dec20)

Tuesday, 16 March 2021


A quiet backroad called Zwetdijk. (photo 26feb21)

Monday, 15 March 2021


Tusschenwater nature reserve just outside town, viewing the wooden foot- and bicycle path
crossing the lake. (photo 24Jan21)

Sunday, 14 March 2021


The crossing of Bovendiepen, and Ludinge from left to right (photo 10Mar21)

Saturday, 13 March 2021

Clean up please!

Plastic bags to clean up after your dog can be taken from a street lamp
along the Oude Tolweg. A good initiative, hopefully it will work.
(photo 10Mar21)

Friday, 12 March 2021

Happy stone

Found lying on a high voltage box along the Oude Tolweg. (photo 10Mar21)

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Pollard willows

..some pruned, some not, along the Noordma, a backroad just outside of Zuidlaren 
on a grey day. (photo 3Mar21)


Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Arriving.. Zuidlaren at the Lageweg. (photo 26feb21)

Tuesday, 9 March 2021


Somebody went wild on a powerhouse..  (photo 3Mar21)

Monday, 8 March 2021


Viewing through a willow bearing catkins, across the Havenkanaal. (photo 3Mar21)

Sunday, 7 March 2021


Three millstones in front of mill De Wachter. Their general function is grinding 
wheat or other grains. De Wachter was built in 1851 as a corn mill and oil mill,
and is a museum nowadays. (photo 3Mar21)


Saturday, 6 March 2021

Water tower

The water tower was built in 1895 to provide the nearby psychiatric 
hospital with water. Nowadays it's listed as a national heritage site. 
(photo 14Feb21)


Friday, 5 March 2021

Villa Laar-End

Villa 'Laar-End' on the left was built in 1910. (photo 26feb21)

Thursday, 4 March 2021


This screenshot of a RTV Drenthe news article from last Tuesday March 2 tells about
 the presence of mysterious penguins along highway N34 near Zuidlaren. The police
came to take them away as the penguins, made from wood, would distract passing 
cars. The penguin on the photo was arrested according to a news update.

Later that same day it became clear that they were created by an artist from
Stadskanaal, who's only intention was to put a smile on people's faces. Well I guess
he succeeded! 😊The news article can be read HERE (in Dutch only)

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

A sea of crocuses

the village green near the Ekkelkamp. (photo 26feb21)


Tuesday, 2 March 2021


A local treat called 'Zuidlaardertje', a sweet and crisp meringue-like pastry from one
of the local pastry shops. (photo 26feb21)

Monday, 1 March 2021

CDP theme day: Mirrors

Each first day of the month is theme day at City Daily Photo. Today it's all about
mirrors. I chose this photo of a footbridge (and its mirror-like reflection) crossing
the Havenkanaal, near mill De Boezemvriend. (photo 24jan21)

Click HERE to see the posts of my fellow members of CDP.