Thursday, February 24, 2011

Beanie visits Groningen - part 1

After I met Beanie in Amsterdam on Tuesday, Beanie came over to Groningen for a visit on Wednesday! And Hammie came to Groningen too, so he could meet Beanie as well and so we could tour the city with the three of us!

First we showed Beanie the beautiful station hall.

Next we showed him the statue of a famous horse:
't Peerd van Ome Loeks
(Uncle Loeks' horse)

There's a song about this horse, only it's a bit of a sad song as it's about the fact he's dead. Not sure why the death of this particular horse is so special I must confess.

Next we walked into town. On our way over we did some window shopping.

I wouldn't mind having this painting on my wall.

Then we had lunch, but all my pictures of lunch are way too dark, so don't forget to check the blogs of Hammie and Beanie. Hammie already posted about our meeting and I think Beanie will do so soon.

After lunch we showed Beanie the most beautiful tower in all of the Netherlands:
The Martini Tower

At the tourist shop I saw this really cool t-shirt, but they didn't have it in my size.

We found a sculpture thingie that showed the city centre and was especially for blind people.

We also visited the Prinsentuin, a garden that is open to public, but somehow I never visited it before even though it's close to the city centre

I think I might come back here in spring or summer to see how it will look then.


Hammie en Gea said...

Nice post about a very nice day! :-)

Raquel said...

My name is Raquel, I come from Hammie's blog.
I've had a look to your blog and I like it very much :))
I have a plush-blog too (in Spanish and English). I invite you to have a look, hope you will like it

Enbrethiliel said...


The sculpture is great! It's a great map for blind people--something to help them orient themselves as regular maps are to us.

Marlowe said...

That map is pretty cool. Mom and I love maps, so that's especially interesting to us!