Last week I went to the town of Dordrecht, to visit an old colleague and a friend. I used to work in Dordrecht, before I got a job in Amsterdam.
Dordrecht is in the south-west of The Netherlands, just under Rotterdam. It is a very old town, with a great historical centre. This town also played an important role in Dutch history, because it here in 1572 the provinces of the Netherlands decided to hold a meeting without the king of Spain, the beginning of the independence for The Netherlands.
I made some photographs, only it rained the entire day (it poured!), so the photo's do not look as sunny and nice as I wanted them to. Oh well, you'll just have to imagine the sun.
A statue for Johan and Cornelis de Witt, who were murdered in 1672 by the groupies of stadhouder Willem III. The brothers were born in Dordrecht.
The town hall
As you can see, it rains and everybody is carrying an umbrella.
In Dutch towns is it almost impossible to make a photograph without getting cars in the picture as well.
The entrance to the Dordrecht museum, where we met and had coffee and walked through the exhibition with beautiful paintings mostly from the 19th century. The museum has a garden/park with some beautiful trees. Because of the rain, the light was dark and green and I always love that kind of light.
The entrance of the museum, inside the gate.
Part of the garden of the museum.