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Nederlands (Dutch)Eifel and IJssel December 2014

From 26 until 30 December Laura and I are in Burgbrohl, a little village in the Eifel, and then a day in Deventer, on the IJssel. Click on a photo for enlargement.


snow

We have rented an apartment in Burgbrohl in the Vulkaneifel. Cheap and very nice. When we wake up on the first morning, it appears to have snowed that night. This is the view of the village from our front door.


snowy trees

Snowy trees.


snowy fence

Fence.


snow and steep driveway

On the right are our car and the apartment, and on the left is the steep driveway to the house. Luckily the driveway has already been cleared of snow, and our host shows us where to find the road salt. Without that it's impossible to drive here.


snowy hillside

Immediately behind the house is a steep hill.


living room

The living room.


Koblenz

We visit Koblenz. On this photo we are standing at the Moselle, and we see it debouch in the distance into the Rhine.


dormer

A dormer in Burgbrohl.


Christmas

Christmas scene along the road.


railroad tracks

The railroad tracks belong to the Vulkan-Express, a touristic train route.


snow landscape

Snow landscape.


Laura

Laura in the snow enjoying the...


Winter sun

Winter sun.


snow landscape

Snow landscape.


feeding forbidden

Would you please refrain from feeding this fenced rubbish. Thank you.


Laura in Burgbrohl

Laura is walking along a creek in the village Burgbrohl.


railroad tracks

Narrow-gauge single track without an overhead wire is quite photogenic, especially in snow.


weather vane

Snowy weather vane.


Laacher See

Path to the crater lake Laacher See. It's the next day and it looks like it's going to snow some more.


Laacher See

We can see the lake through the trees.


Laacher See

It starts to snow.


Maria Laach

The path from the Laacher See to Maria Laach Abbey (in the distance on the left).


me

Me (photo by Laura).


me

Me. It has started to snow quite hard now (photo by Laura).


Maria Laach Abbey

Maria Laach Abbey.


Laura

Laura.


Laura

Laura.


Maria Laach Abbey

Courtyard in the abbey.


Maria Laach Abbey

That same courtyard (photo by Laura).


witch as weather vane

A witch as weather vane on the abbey.


hotel room

We decide our holiday isn't over yet, and so we book one extra night in Deventer. Hotel De Vischpoorte offers us an upgrade, and provides us with this huge attic, actually an apartment, complete with a kitchen and a view of the river IJssel.


hotel room

Room seen from the other side.


view

View of the river IJssel.


view

View from the skylight.


church tower

There's a church tower close to our hotel. It's not easy to sleep through the noise of the bells.


IJssel by night

View of the IJssel by night.


Christmas decorations

Christmas decorations in the distance.


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