Dordrecht 2/2 (bilingual and bicoloured post)

24 Feb

Continuand pe strazile orasului Dordrecht, am dat peste cea mai tare bicicleta:

Walking further on the streets of Dordrecht, we came across the coolest bike ever:

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Am ajuns iar in piata Scheffer, am dat un colt unde am vazut acest perete al unui magazin de benzi desenate:

We arrived in the Scheffer square again, turned a corner and saw this wall of a comic shop:


In timp ce ma uitam in sus la cladirile de pe strada, deodata am tresarit vazand cu coada ochiului batrana aceasta. Timp de o secunda am crezut ca e reala si imediat m-a alarmat culoarea fetei ei.

As I was looking up at the houses in the street, all of a sudden I was startled by this old lady. For a second I thought she was real and immediately I was alarmed by the colour of her face. 


Apoi mi-am dat seama ca nu e reala si ca se afla acolo, pe banca, pentru a atrage atentia asupra restaurantului din spatele ei numit (aproximativ): “Gulii si lamai, bucate de pe vremea bunicii”.

Then I realized she isn’t real and that she was there, on the bench, to draw atention to the restaurant behind her, called: “Tubers & Lemons, dishes from grandmother’s time.” P1140276

Inca o cladire veche si frumoasa:

Another old and beautiful building: P1140281 pph

Pe Podul Pestelui (Visbrug) se afla monumentul dedicat fratilor de Witt, importanti oameni de stat care au fost linsati in Haga la 1672.

The Fish Bridge (Visbrug) hosts the monument dedicated to the brothers de Witt, important statesmen who were lynched in The Hague in 1672.

Primaria se afla si ea pe un pod, avand in fata o piateta ceva prea mica pentru a putea cuprinde intreaga cladire intr-o fotografie.

The townhall is also situated on a bridge, with a square in front, a bit too small to be able to fit the whole building in one photo.

Stradutele laterale fie se termina la apa, fie au nevoie de prelungirea unui pod. Casa micuta din prima poza vi se pare dreapta?

The side streets eiher stop at the water or need a bridge to carry on. Does the small house in the first picture look straight to you?

Am traversat un pod pazit de acest cuplu de piatra pentru a ajunge la biserica.

We crossed a bridge guarded by this stone couple to get to the church. 

Mi-a placut foarte mult casuta asta pentru pasari veche din 1709 🙂

I especially like this bird box dating back to 1709 🙂

Am mai vazut in Dordrecht:

We also saw in Dordrecht:

Si doua bakfietsen, adica biciclete pentru transportat diverse, de obicei le vad pline de copii:

And two bicycles for carrying whatever, most times I see them full of children:

V-am facut pofta sa vizitati orasul? Vara e si mai plin de viata, piata Scheffer se umple de mese si devine o terasa mare, iar pe scarile monumentului de Witt poposesc vizitatori care vor sa isi traga sufletul. Pe 7 iulie 2013 are loc un targ de carte pe strazi, pe 13-15 decembrie are loc targul de Craciun. Oficiul de turism organizeaza diferite tururi ale orasului, inclusiv pe apa. Sunt multe posibilitati pentru a petrece o zi placuta in Dordrecht. Daca vreti sa va pregatiti dinainte, gasiti mai multe informatii aici.

Did I make you want to visit this town? In the summer it really comes to life, when the Scheffer square fills with tables and becomes a big terrace. On the stairs of the de Witt monument visitors often sit to take a rest. On July 7th 2013 there will be a book market on the streets, on 13-15 December there is a Christmas market. The tourism office organizes different tours of the town, including on water. There are many possibilities to spend a nice day in Dordrecht. If you want to go prepared, see more information here.


Posted by on 24 February 2013 in ENGLISH POST, Turistic


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2 responses to “Dordrecht 2/2 (bilingual and bicoloured post)

  1. theforagingphotographer

    26 February 2013 at 0:15

    Yes, you’ve made me want to visit the town! 🙂

    • Miki

      26 February 2013 at 7:48

      Haha, mission accomplished!


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