Pictures of a "hofje".

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For information about what :a "hofje" is follow this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hofje

Pictures were made yesterday. My grandparents lived here and we often visited them at sundays. I hope you like them. C&C appreciated.

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Very interesting shots Gert-Jan. I'm sure I saw a place very like this on my trip to Amsterdam last year. It was like a haven of peace in the middle of the city. So much so that my wife started whispering and told me not to take pictures!
 
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Thanks for sharing the interesting information and the nice photos.
I think to my eyes a little less saturation would look better.
 

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And now you're going to get a different perspective - I love the vividness of the colors, so, for me, the saturation is fine. On the flip side, I'm not too crazy about the b&w.

What is it they say about beauty being in the eye of the beholder? :smile:

Great photos, though - thanks for sharing!
 
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Lovely images of the "hofje".
I was born and raised in Leiden, a beautiful old city with a number of hofjes (some are very hard to find!).
 
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Thanks all for the replies. Glad you liked them. Frits: I know Leiden is has a number of hofjes. It is a beautiful city and i hope to visit it soon. Hofjes are usually harder to find because they are hidden between the larger houses at the streets. I found most of the hofjes in my city simply by walking through the streets looking for entries to these hofjes.

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They're all very nice shots. But this is my favorite.
I could look at it all day. It goes places. :biggrin:
 
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Gert-Jan
thanks for the education
the link was very helpful
these images are fantastic

you taught me something.... and i really appreciate that
 
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Hi Gert-Jan, well done. Hofjes always make for an attractive subject.
 
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Rebecca, Greg, Matthias, Arthur and Stephan: Thanks for the replies. I will surely post some more pictures when i have time to go to one of the other hofjes in Groningen.

Gert-Jan
 
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look like a great place to sit and to relax
 

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