Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Our cousins visit: Naarden

If you are visiting the Netherlands, Naarden deserves a visit for sure.

Naarden is an example of a star fort, with fortified walls and a moat. So, don't miss the opportunity to visit this 17th century fortress with great panoramic views!

From Naarden 2012

This town is beautiful by foot or by bike. A very green area, situated in the richest area of The Netherlands-'T Gooi- with large villas covered with culm. I'm sure you will enjoy your day!

This is the building of the Stadhuis (The City Hall )

From Naarden 2012

Naarden's pretty streets are full of lovely details...

From Naarden 2012

During our stroll with our cousins, we found a store selling very pretty bags. When we came in, we realized that Portuguese music was being played. The Dutch owner of the store has been in the south of Portugal and she became in love for our Fado. She showed us the several CD's she has already bought from Mariza, Cristina Branco and Amália. How nice is that?:-))

From Naarden 2012

This Amália's song- but sung by Cristina Branco- started playing when I was trying to pay for my bag. Tears came to my eyes, I couldn't avoid it. I love this song, and especially when we are away from our country, to listen "If a seagull would come and brought me Lisbon's sky..." it was too strong for me...

" Se uma gaivota viesse
Trazer-me o céu de Lisboa..."


Margarida Elias said...

Gostava de visitar essa cidade. Bjs!

Presépio no Canal said...

Acredito que um dia a visites.Ha comboio para la, o que torna tudo mais facil ;-) A partir de Almere e a volta de 15 minutos.
Bjs! :-)

Cerejinha said...

Pronto ! Já sou seguidora do teu blog ! Finalmente !
As tuas fotos são incriveis ! Só de as ver, dá-me logo vontade de ir ter contigo e visitar esses sitios todos ! Há-de chegar o dia ... com paciência ...

Presépio no Canal said...

Que bom! Ja conseguiste! :-))
Obrigada pelo comentario as fotos! E vem quando quiseres! :-)

ana said...

As fotografias estão muito bonitas. Gostei da porta com as flores.
Um dia visitarei a Holanda.
Beijinhos. :)

Presépio no Canal said...

:-)Gostei da promessa, Ana! :-)

restlessjo said...

What a beautiful voice she has! Glad you enjoyed your company.

Presépio no Canal said...

I love Cristina Branco's voice, Jo, and Amalia, and Mariza, ...:-))
Amalia is no longer with us, but her voice is unforgettable.