Thursday, 25 August 2016

From the middle of the Netherlands (1)

I have read Dutch people love to write down prominent landmarks. The highest, the lowest, the wettest, driest spot of our country. Thus, the geographical center of the Netherlands is the forest, near the Goudsberg on the Lindeboomsberg in Lunteren. A stone marks the heart of the Netherlands. But ... nothing is certain in the Netherlands where everybody loves discussing. According to experts there are five different geographical centers :-)

Niets is zeker
Het geografische middelpunt van Nederland zou in de bossen van Lunteren liggen. Vlakbij de Goudsberg op de Lindeboomsberg. Een steen met letters erop markeert het hart van Nederland. Maar niets is zeker. Volgens experts zijn er vijf verschillende plekken, die het middelpunt zouden kunnen zijn van ons land.


My husband is construction engineer and calculated/figured out the steel construction of this very large monument around the stone that marks the geographical center of The Netherlands in Lunteren. It has the shape of an arena. The intention is that people can rest here in the grass that grows on the podium and that they enjoy the beautiful nature around them. The arena has a diameter of 25 meters.

Vorm van een arena
Mijn man is bouwkundig ingenieur en berekende de staalconstructie van het nieuwe monument dat rondom de steen op het middelpunt gebouwd is in 2016. Het heeft de vorm van een arena. De bedoeling is dat mensen uit kunnen rusten op het gras dat geplant is op het podium en dat ze genieten van de mooie natuur om hen heen. 



Around the Lunterse Goudsberg (Gold Mountain) is an area of outstanding natural, cultural, historical and geological qualities. An active sand dune area with heather cows, beautiful Celtic Fields with the reconstruction of an Iron Age farm and an old Hessenweg.

Video
Check out the great video about this area.


Rondom de Lunterse Goudberg is een prachtig gebied. Bekijk daarvoor het filmpje boven de foto, gemaakt met behulp van een drone. Dan weet je alles en wie weet ... kom je hier eens kijken!

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32 comments:

  1. Hoi.

    Het ziet er heel mooi uit.
    Leuk voor je man dit werk.

    Groettie van Patricia.

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    1. Ja! Vaak zijn het constructies voor heel andere gebouwen die hij moet rekenen. En dit was ook nog eens dichtbij :-)

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  2. The center of your country is focused on a very beautiful spot!

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  3. Such beauty in the Netherlands.

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  4. Hello, it is a pretty place. Very peaceful! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  5. That's beautiful. Oh, how I wish I could visit there some day! (I fixed the pics in today's post....sorry about that and thank you so much for letting me know) HOPE you have a great day!

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    1. Thanks. I have seen your beautiful dishes now. I like the photos and wrote a comment!

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  6. Thank you for visiting! You have a beautiful blog. I love the flowers and such pretty and unusual butterflies. I was looking back at your older posts.

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  7. Are you saying someone is 'off center' about this spot-hahaha. A beautiful place for reflection and I really like the concept of grass to sit on.

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  8. That/this is pretty cool...I could rest there all day, smiles.

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  9. oh, that's neat! very different but i like it!

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  10. I did not realize your husband did this work! I learned something new about your family :) He is a Math person, then. Likes numbers. My husband has always loved numbers. Me, NOT so much! My husband likes to build, also. :) This area you were describing sounds interesting! I find it amusing that there are five different centers :)

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  11. Your "fence" in these photos are unique to the monument.

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  12. Hoi Jedidja dit is inderdaad een mooie omgeving, mij zeker bekend.
    Groet Kees.

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  13. everybody is ok for the geographical center of The Netherlands
    In french they are may geographical cebters

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  14. A very interesting post. I like learning something new about different parts of the world. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  15. Dearest Jedidja, your photos are lovely and I really appreciate you taking the time to share them and the information, too! I hope you are having a great day. Hugs. :)

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  16. This is a very unusual yet fascinating design. I can see how quiet moments of reflection could be had sitting within. Your husband did an admirable job on his creation around the stone.

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  17. I liove your nature and greenery

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  18. How interesting...always nice to learn about something there! Hugs, Diane

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  19. Interesting place.I like the idea of grass to rest on instead of stone.

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  20. Such a lovely place! I would like to spend some time there.

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  21. what a beautiful way to mark the center of your country. thanks for sharing.

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  22. How very interesting. It would be nice to sit there on the grass.

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  23. Creative photography ~

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  24. a very interesting place and story. Thanks for sharing :)

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  25. Dearest Jedidja; I enjoyed your instruction of the geographic center of your country♪ The podium people can rest in the grass that grows in wonderful. And makes a wonderful fence to share☆☆☆

    Thank you so much for the sweet comment, Dear friend. I had a surgery of Retinal Detachment last year (left eye) and the distortion of the vision from the eye got a bit bad. Haha, going doctor and changing glasses. With my age, it can't be helped with some physical problems(^^;) But doing fine♪

    Have a wonderful coming weekend with your wonderful family.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in the Netherlands, xoxo Miyako*

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  26. How very interesting! The arena is a well thought out place to sit & think!

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  27. What a neat way to mark something. It looks like a peaceful place.

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  28. Neat! Looks like a quiet place to sit and just think!

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  29. Interesting...and interesting to know your husband had a part in this monument :)

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