Tuesday, 30 May 2017

From the middle of the Netherlands (2)

My husband is construction engineer and calculated/figured out a steel construction of a very large monument around the stone that marks the geographical center of The Netherlands in Lunteren. I wrote about it HERE. I had not been there yet but it was on my wish list to see "his" building with his own eyes. We've been there next week!

Zelf naar het middelpunt
Mijn man is bouwkundig ingenieur en berekende de staalconstructie van het nieuwe monument dat rondom de steen op het middelpunt gebouwd is in 2016. Ik schreef er HIER over. De foto's op die blog zijn gemaakt door mijn man. Ik wilde er zelf ook zo graag heen om zijn bouwwerk te bewonderen. Vorige week is dat gelukt!

You climb this small hill (51 meters high) ...

...  to the center of the Netherlands

You can walk over/on the podium   :-) 
 
Until 1935 there must have been three large pointed calendar or solstice stones on this place. One side of the stone triangle pointed to the north-east where the sun rises on the longest day and the other side points to the south-east where the sun rises on the shortest day. In 2002, the 'middelpunt' stone was replaced with a new one, the old one was cracked.

Zonnewendestenen
Tot 1935 moeten er drie grote puntige kalender- of zonnewendestenen hebben gestaan. De ene zijde van de stenen driehoek wees naar het noordoosten waar de zon op de langste dag opkomt en de andere zijde wijst naar het zuidoosten waar de zon op de kortste dag opkomt. Zie meer HIER


Or rest under the centuries-old linden tree

Leuk!
I love to see the stage/podium my husband figured out.
Zo leuk om te zien wat mijn man uitgerekend heeft: het podium.

17 comments:

  1. That is very interesting Aritha and I always enjoy seeing a sunny day in the Netherlands. It is just beautiful.

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  2. That is very interesting. Such a pretty place too.

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  3. Ik heb nooit geweten dat het middelpunt van Nederland gemarkeerd is met een grote steen. Een bijzondere locatie als je man er aan gewerkt heeft!

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  4. That is an interesting background, a very unique marking of the geographical center of the Netherlands. What a nice area too.

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  5. Wonderful! Its good you are going to see it!
    Have a great time.

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  6. Beautiful pictures! I am so glad you will be able to see it.

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  7. Dat is heel mooi geworden.
    Mooi dat je man dat doet.
    En je het nu kon bekijken.

    Groettie van Patricia.

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  8. What an interesting place! Thank you for the wonderfully green and peaceful images! xx

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  9. Ha Aritha, Ben daar ook eens geweest, maar dat is alweer jaren geleden.
    Leuk om het werk van je egenoot te bewonderen.
    Groet Kees.

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  10. It must give a feeling of joy to go to see such a special place. Glad you could do it.

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  11. Oh how beautiful Aritha.. your husband is a clever and talented man. The design is a perfect place for people to sit and enjoy the peaceful surrounds, very special!

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  12. Very impressive. And the setting is beautiful.
    Amalia
    xo

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  13. Thanks for your visit to my blog. Congratulations to your husband for designing such an interesting structure. I had never heard of countries marking the centre of their country, but it's an interesting concept.

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  14. Interesting...and interesting to know your husband had a part in this monument :)

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