Monday, May 8, 2017

Veere

Veere is a small resort town located on a peninsula in southwestern Netherlands.  The peninsula extends between the East Scheldt and West Scheldt estuaries.  The Veerse Meer (Lake of Veere) cuts into the peninsula, and contacts the northeast side of Veere.  On the southeast side is a channel called Buitenhaven (which might translate to "boat haven", if I'm permitted an educated guess), where our ship was docked.  On the northwest side is a marina.  Here is Veere's main commercial area, a street called Markt (which seems to be a common name for central squares in both the Netherlands and Belgium).

This is one view of the Grote Kerk (Great Church), which is now a museum.

Due to the small size of the town, we easily reached the marina.

This enclosure houses an old cistern.  It's located across the street from the Grote Kerk, and just a short walk from our ship.

Here's another side of the Grote Kerk.

In the church's yard was a bunch of rocks.

This clock tower is part of what might have been the city hall.

I relaxed for a while in a park which includes this statue of Adriaen Valerius, a poet and composer who died in Veere in 1625.

This street goes through the park, and has a structure common in Veere.  The central part, made of bricks, has a more even surface than the rest, apparently intended for bicycles.  There is some kind of shop behind the wall.  On the bench, those aren't real children, but dolls.

The next morning, as we waited for our buses to show up, I could have sworn that I heard someone say "What's up, Doc?"

Soon afterwards, the buses arrived, ready to take us to Belgium.

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