Exploring Utrecht Part 1
Earlier this week I took a train with an old friend to Utrecht, one of those classic Dutch cities with quite a bit of history.
We hadn't made any real plans, except for wandering around a bit through the old town.
Once outside the railway station, we ignored the mall and walked on.
Part of the Mall reflected in the water.
A bit further on was Pandhof Sinte Marie, a remnant of the Maria Church.
Its garden was doing great!
Lots of cobblestone streets, I still find these very attractive.
Like Amsterdam, Utrecht has canals.
One of Utrecht's saints, riding a horse, in future perhaps a bicycle?
What this bicycle wreck was doing there remained a mystery.
Some buildings are seriously ancient!
Lots of narrow alleys like these.
Zoudenbalch House was built in 1467.
Love those red shutters.
This friendly cat came over to say hello.
A few spiritual shops display Buddha statues but whether those sold are used for religious purposes is unclear.
Posing with Dick Bruna's famous Nijntje (Miffi in English)!
To be continued...