Sunday 10 april

Written by Jack van Ommen on April 10th, 2011

It is another beautiful Spring day. Close to freezing at night but now it has warmed up to close to 70 F.

I went to mass at the St. Martin and Joseph church in Hillegom. Built in 1927. Very attractive Neo-Gothic construction with laminated roof joists, which had to be one of the earliest applications of laminated beams in Europe. Good choir, good sermon, poor attendance, as usual here. I am at the point in my father’s diary where he recounts the churches bursting at the seams at the end of the war. We had a more recent taste of it after 9-11. Is that what it takes??

Yesterday Holland witnessed an American style, slaughter/suicide in the nearby town of Alphen. In my previous blog I reported doing my boat shopping, last Thursday, in Alphen.

Hillegom is the center of the Dutch bulb industry, so I just had to take a few more pictures on a gorgeous day like today.


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