Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sundays in My City: A Ride Through Veldhoven

The ever mysterious Unknown Mami has started hosting a Sundays In My City feature on her blog and I'm planning on trying to participate at least semi-regularly. It's a fun feature and you can explore little corners of the world you might not see otherwise!

This Sunday in My City is actually "Sunday in my neighboring city that's really closer than some parts of the actual city I'm living in." Whew, say that three times fast!!

Here are some shots I took on a bike ride with Martijn through a section of the city of Veldhoven, in The Netherlands.

I liked the little balcony on this house. I think I'd sit out there and read a book if I lived there. I'd probably have to rig up some sort of chair umbrella though.

House in Veldhoven

This is a sign from a furniture store. I thought it was neat looking.

Furniture Store Sign

I liked the sewing machine shop sign! The machine shop is next to an Asian restaurant and has what I assume to be apartments above the stores.

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Unfortunately, this picture turned out a bit blurry, but I liked the colors so I'm posting it anyways! It's a garden center. During the holiday season they sell lots of cool Christmas stuff, so we like to go there and check it out. It's where I bought the pine branches for my Christmas centerpiece last year.

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I'm really mostly posting this picture because I took it while in motion and was rather impressed that I managed to not maim myself or others in the process. The "action" setting on my camera seems to do an alright job of things!

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I find it really interesting that Eindhoven and Veldhoven are within spitting distance of each other, yet the architecture of the houses has very distictive differences.

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That's it for this week's installment of Sundays In My City! Join in by clicking the button below.

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Dreamgirl said...

Thanks for sharing from Veldhoven. I love to see where people live.
Please come see where I spent my Sunday over at Sweeter Living!

Have a wonderful week!

Life with Kaishon said...

Your city looks delightful! I love any place that has hanging flower baskets : ). Nice to meet you!

Unknown Mami said...

It's lovely where you live! You take beautiful photographs. I really enjoy looking at the images.

Christi said...

What a beautiful town! You know, intellectually I know that it doesn't look like the portrayal with windmills every where, wooden shoes, and little boys with their finger in the dike. I just didn't know what it really was like- that's why I love reading your blog.

As for the differences between towns, I told Hubby that I see a huge difference in the architecture when crossing the border from New Mexico to Texas. He doesn't. I don't know if it is because I grew up in west Texas but spent alot of time in New Mexico, but their is a difference.

Noodle said...

It is so pretty... I will have to fly over there some day and go on a bike ride in the rian with you...=) It might be quite a while before I make it, so thank you for pictures...

Anonymous said...

I'm with you, I love the balcony high up in the roof space! Is that just a trick of the light?...It *looks* as though there is a frost on the surrounding roof tiles. We've had a crummy July & August so far down here in the Channel Islands, but no frost.

Thanks for sharing these from your bike ride - I'm really enjoying seeing around other people's towns.

Thanks too for the link to how to do the silk print eggs. :)

Amy said...

How beautiful! You live in such a lovely area! I have to admit, I am slightly jealous. Thank you so much for posting pictures of your surroundings so we can enjoy it with you.

Sharinskishe said...

Thanks for the photo tour. I love the whole 'feel' I get from them. I miss being in Norway very much and even though they are very different countries, your photos and words often make me remember my beloved Norway.

I hope you have a wonderful week. When you curl up with a book nexttime, just imagine yourself up on that balcony- without the umbrella! I am going to imagine myself into a similar spot when I escape into my next book.

Thanks for sharing.


BookLady said...

Yes, I can totally see you up in that balcony with a book! Love the pictures, thanks for sharing! :)

Gibby said...

Wow, those are some great pics! I love that Unknown Mami started Sundays in My City, you get to see so much that you wouldn't ordinarily. Thanks for posting and for stopping by my blog the other day!

Keetha Broyles said...

Very lovely!!! I too think the balcony on that first house is quite quaint and cute!

brainella said...

I love that little balcony. :-) I wish it were easier to get around here with a bike. I'm always afraid someone will run me down.

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