Thursday, 29 September 2016

Beautiful Waal River | GOOD FENCES #17

My husband sent me pics out of the town of Tiel (founded in the 5th century AD). This town is enclosed by the Waal river and the Linge river on the south and the north side, and the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal on the east side. Below you see some pictures of the Waal river and the skyline of Tiel. On the second pic your see the fortified dyke and  The Sint Maartens church behind it (built around 1440).

De Waal
Mijn man stuurde me weer een paar foto's tijdens zijn lunchpauze, deze week. Altijd blij ermee. Mooi zijn ze, die glinsteringen in het water van deze brede rivier. Tiel is echt een mooie, oude stad! Oud ook. Er worden nog heel wat archeologische vondsten gedaan. Op foto twee is oude toren te zien van de Sint Maarten kerk.


Skyline with fortified dyke in Tiel
One more photo: The ferry of Tiel near the Waalkade. Do you like the sturdy railing of the ferry? Good enough for GOOD FENCES! This quay is located outside the dikes. During extreme high water this quay (with parking) is under water. Please don't park your car here in that period ;-) See HERE and HERE ...

Pontje
Nog één foto: het pontje Tiel - Warmel aan de Waalkade. Deze kade ligt trouwens buiten de dijk. Gedurende hoogwater de kade en de parkeerplaats overstroomt. Bekijk de filmpjes hierboven.



Below: Aerial view by drone of the city of Tiel and Waal river. 

The name Waal, in Roman times called Vacalis, Vahalis or Valis, later Vahal, is of Germanic origin and is named after the many meanders in the river (Old Germanic: wôh = crooked). It is, in turn, thought to have inspired early Dutch settlers of the Hudson Valley region in New York to name the Wallkill River after it (Waalkil = "Waal Creek"). Source: Wikipedia





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22 comments:

  1. Wonderful shots and thank you and your husband for taking and sharing these photos. I love the sparkling water too.

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  2. yes, good enough for good fences. :) thank you for sharing these views!

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  3. Tiel is a picturesque town! I love the old buildings and the ferry makes for a fun fence find!

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  4. Mooie foto's met de wolkenluchten.

    Groettie van Patricia.

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  5. Hello, pretty views of the river. Beautiful scenic photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  6. Hello!:) A picturesque town, and beautiful views.:)

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  7. Ha Jedidja, Mooie foto's. ja het hele rivierengebied is 'n prachtig gebied.
    Groet kees.

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  8. Moet heerlijk zijn om deze uitzichten te hebben tijdens de lunchpauze. Mooi hoor!

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  9. Thanks for sharing this bit of history with us I really enjoyed it. Great photos. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  10. Tiel is so old, I love that. Amazing the quay is periodically under water.

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  11. A wonderful and fascinating post about a place I do not know. It's another reminder as to how little I've seen of the world. The photos are superb. I also like the fisheye view in the last piece.

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  12. Wonderful views of the town and the ferry fencing. I enjoyed seeing them.

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  13. Tiel - lovely shots! Did not realize that Tiel was so old:) Like the ferry boat too.
    This is not too far from where we used to live in Holland - Ede, more than 30 years ago:) Three years ago we went there and didn't recognize it! You got your hubby to help you with your post -nice!!
    Jedidja,you are missed at SEASONS (the photo link list is open from Sunday through Wednesday) If I think of it, I'll send you a direct link on Saturday (any experience during the season is good!)

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  14. Fantastic views of a picturesque town. Lovely photos Jedidja! Have a wonderful Friday.

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  15. one day I would like to visit it

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  16. Wow really liked the aerial view. What a lovely town. I'd love to walk around it.

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  17. Many Dutch names around here in New Jersey and New York. We are descendants of Dutch settlers. The bay I live by is Barnegat from Barendegat," or "Inlet of the Breakers".
    Lovely photos.

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  18. Great views and great use of chestnuts!

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  19. Very quaint and beautiful city. In the US we have a greatly modified meaning of "old" structures (maybe 100 -300 years old)!

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