We are fortunate to live in a lovely area of the Netherlands, surrounded by canals, dykes and a river, all within a five-minute bike ride or ten-minute walk. Needless to say, it is quite a contrast from Paris!
Part of the city's original retaining wall remains an integral part of local residences. As always, click photos to view detail.
The scene viewed through a weeping willow's branches.
A row of strangely-shaped trees forms an arch over this pathway.
Winding canals flanked by green.
A church - and a school - viewed from afar.
One of the city's historic gates atop a bridge.
This residential area is beyond the city's main gate, a five-minute walk from the River Lek.
On a hilltop looking towards the main gateway.
The city's main gate, built in the 17th-century.