Schoonhoven - Het Zilverstad

January 10, 2014  •  1 Comment

Schoonhoven - Het Zilverstad

Schoonhoven, nestled on the banks of the River Lek is the smallest municipality in The Netherlands. On a chilly but sunny Sunday last week a group of like-minded photographers set about wandering the town on an excursion organised by PhotographySchool.nl with whom I am a guest instructor. The historical town is known for it's silver smiths (it's nickname is "Zilverstad" or "Silver City") and clock makers. 

Potmolen by Pijlmans, Schoonhaven Potmolen by Pijlmans, Schoonhaven

 

These cheeky chaps, "Potmolen" are on a bridge next to the only remaining medieval city gate, Veerpoort. 

 
 
 
 
 
For a while there was a beautiful display of altocumulus stratiformis clouds that begged to be captured.
 
While everyone else stopped for a well deserved coffee break I snuck off to check out the Bartholomeuschurch and the Water Toren that had been peeping out at me from above the roof tops from various points around the town. A good decision I feel (I certainly was not in need of the extra caffeine hit - the photography was enough for me!)
Bartholomeuschurch, Schoonhaven

Barthololmeuschurch

      Water Tower, Schoonhaven

19th Century Water Toren

Our hoped for sunset did not arrive as the skies completely clouded over but there was plenty of movement by this point to make it worth while taking the Lee Big Stopper out for my image of the lock between the harbour and Lek river!

De Keersluis, Schoonhaven

 

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1.Trevor(non-registered)
Really impressive work dawn - makes the place lok much more inviting that it is - top shots - (BTW would like a private pointers on B&W development once if possible)
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