Discussion in 'The Village Square' started by Sjoerd, Nov 18, 2019.
Here is a short promo vid of our city.
Oh that brought back some lovely memories Sjoerd!! Thanks.
Great video SJ! You live in a very charming city!
Questions for you:
Are those sailing vessels leisure craft? Do you have fishing vessels? What's the city's major industry (s)? Is it tourism?
I am very glad to see the lakes are clean enough to swim in.
And...... That cheese shop looks mouthwateringly delicious!
In Western NY State, the Dutch settled some of the towns. As kids, we used to go to the ZiderZee for curlicue French fries. I was interested to see that was the original name of your River.
Oh EILEEN-- I thought it might. Memories--good memories for us too.
Ta CAYU-- The sailing vessels are leisure craft these days. The skippers take out groups for a fee. Mostly younger folks, but also adults as well.
Yes the water in the city canals and in the IJsselmeer and Markermeer's are monitored to ensure water cleanliness for wildlife and people. Because of the changing world weather some dikes are going to be broadened and elevated to combat the rising water levels.
The cheese shop is a small one right in the middle of town. We sometimes buy cheese there. They sometimes have a stand out in the street during our weekly saturday market.
I know that Dutch folks settled in NY, as we have some family members that went there and the offspring are still there. One thing about the "Zuider Zee"-- You are under the impression that it is a river, but that is not so. The Zuider Zee, which means "Southern Sea"was once part of the North Sea and covered a huge amount of our country. Two massive dams have been built, making the body of water now a controllable two lakes. Meer ( as the suffix in IJsselmeer and Markermeer) means lake.
There is an outdoor museum near us called the Zuiderzeemuseum in Enkhuizen.
This museum is a collection of buildings saved from destruction around the shores of the old Zuider Zee. Taken brick for brick from their original situation and rebuilt there in the museum. It is an interesting place.
I realize that this is way too much information, but I enjoy telling about our area.
Oh I see. It is a museum! Beautiful. Amazing that all those buildings have been disassembled and then reassembled in their present location.
Makes me want to visit!
I have been wondering what you all were planning to do about the riding sea levels. Glad to hear you all have a plan.
Right Cayu--an open air museum. It is a way to preserve our past.
If you are ever in the area, please do drop in, hopefully the dikes will hold. chuckle.
@Sjoerd I have been AWOL for quite a while, mostly occupying some of my time with family history stuff. I had my DNA recorded a few months ago and that has opened up many links to distant cousins that I was unaware of.
Now then, your video. I think it is absolutely delightful and who would not want to visit Hoorn and the local area after seeing that. Thank you for sharing.
Regrettably our travels are now curtailed, I shall be 85 in two weeks and I can no longer enjoy visiting cities like Hoorn. At least I have been to Amsterdam so I have some experience of beautiful Holland.
Sjoerd, I absolutely LOVED your video!!!! It made me regret that I never visited you lovely country..
Take care, my friend, Hank.
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