A (former) Farm In Giethoorn North


#BOERDERIJHUISJE : #GIETHOORN :In Giethoorn Noord it is never as busy as in Giethoorn Centrum and Giethoorn Zuid. So in the autumn you can walk quietly and put the beautiful things on the photo.
Giethoorn (Stellingwerfs: Gietern) is a waterregion village in the head of #Overijssel , in the municipality @Steenwijkerland in the Dutch province of Overijssel and is located between Steenwijk and Meppel.
Giethoorn was an independent municipality until 1973. Together with Wanneperveen, Blokzijl and Vollenhove, it was part of the municipality #Brederwiede . On 1 January 2001, the municipalities of Brederwiede, Steenwijk and IJsselham merged into the municipality of Steenwijkerland.
The village has 2630 inhabitants and is known for its bridges, waterways and punters. It's called the 'Dutch Venice'. Giethoorn is elongated and consists of three neighbourhoods that are always staggered from each other. In the north it is the Noordeinde, then follows the Middenbuurt and finally the Zuideinde. The Dorpsgracht is the central axis of Giethoorn and ends in the south in the Zuideindiger Wijde. The farms and houses are separated by barn ditches over which there are vlonders connecting the house plots. The humpback farm is characteristic of Giethoorn. The farm seems to have a bump because the barn is higher than the house.
Ponds and lakes arose due to the enchanting. To transport the peat, waterways and ditches were dug. Many houses are, as it were, built on small islands, which can only be reached via bridges. Most of the more than 176 bridges are private property.
The only route through the old village by land is a bike- annex hiking trail that runs from the Noordeinde to the Zuideinde and is interrupted only by the Kerkweg between Noordeinde and Middenbuurt. The main traffic takes place over the water. The main traditional craft used for this was the punter, propelled with a punter tree (punting). Nowadays, all kinds of motor propelled boats are used for this and hardly any punting is left.
 
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My friend is a woman
My friend is a woman - How I, as a straight woman, try to deal with my friend's transition from man to woman.“I want to be a woman.” - These words are still engraved in my memory as if he uttered them yesterday. In reality, he told me them at the end of last year, somewhere early October 2019. I fell from the sky. Of course I already knew that my friend was not a cliché machoman, and let that be exactly what attracts me so much about him. He is also autistic, because of which he can not always name his feelings and emotions, this is called “alexithymia.” We've been together for almost four and a half years now, and in the meantime, you know a thing or two about each other. For example, he told me that he used to wear dresses of his sisters for fun.Not a big deal, you might think. My mother had shortened and taken one of my father's overalls so I could walk through the mud with overalls and rubber boots and play farmer. However, what my friend never told me is how he felt when wearing those dresses, because he could never explain his emotions. Now this is still difficult for him, but with the help of a psychologist and sexologist, he slowly but surely comes out. He felt “right “when he wore those dresses, like he had to wear those dresses, and he always would. But he was born a man and his parents always raised him like that. My friend has a mustache, a beard, broad shoulders and a heavy voice. Nothing about him has ever made me - or anyone around me - suspect he's transgender.First appointment with the sexologist. - On October 14, he had his first appointment with a sexologist attached to a hospital in our region. That was a very difficult day for me, because my head told me he'd come back from the hospital as a woman. No, no, no. His sexologist helps him to (re) discover his orientation, his gender and who he wants to be. The appointments were supposed to come monthly. My friend has a counselor who helps him because he's autistic, and she's been with him once to the sexologist. I haven't dared to do it so far. After his penultimate appointment with the sexologist, he comes home and says, “I can start hormone therapy, it's really going to happen!” I can tell you that I felt terrified that day, and I had one panic attack after another and systematically hid it all from my friend. To this day, I still have panic attacks, although thanks to my new antidepressants, these are a lot less frequent.To the endocrinologist. - At some point, my friend's autism supervisor is sitting with us, and she says to him, “Oh yes, I have mapped out our train and bus routes to get to Mortsel”. I fell all the way from the sky. When I asked why they went to Mortsel and when, the counselor looked at me amazed. She thought I knew they were going to Mortsel together. No, no. Apparently, there's an endocrinologist. I had NEVER heard the word in my life, but apparently this is also called a 'hormone doctor', who is very concerned with diabetic patients, but also with people with hormone problems or, in this case, transgender. My throat was kind of pinched. Hormones already? A thousand and one questions popped my head in, and most of them are still there.The first hormone pill. - Yesterday it was then time: he was allowed to pick up the prescription for his hormones from the GP. He then did this and he immediately went to get the medication from the pharmacist. Yesterday he also immediately took his first two doses. I am terrified. Realistically, I know that no changes will be noticeable for the time being, but they will actually be there. For him, of course, it was great. He loves this whole process, he will finally become who he wants to be and he hopes to finally be truly happy. And I'll give him that. How hard I give him that.- Oh, my... But what about me? - I am straight. Of course, I can greatly appreciate the beauty of some women (who not?) , but I'm not attracted to women. My friend keeps telling me that he will not change much, but how can the transformation from man to woman be called “not much” now? What's going on with our relationship? I love my friend, but I really love it, and now I feel like I'm grieving. Because soon “my friend “will be gone. Then there's a woman in its place. He's not out of the closet with my parents, who are actually his parents, since his real parents have never been parents to him (are you still following?) , and plans to do this through a letter, because that way he can get out of his words more easily, and he can't tell them face-to-face, afraid of their reactions. He already wrote that letter, and I already read it. When he plans to send these to my parents, I don't know. But I'm also afraid of my parents' reaction. I'm afraid of everything right now. - This is the beginning of what is likely to become a long series. With this I give you a broader insight into my life at Yoo.rs, which is currently completely upside down. #transgender #holebi #hetero #lgbtq #persoonlijk
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3Violas: The Magic Sounds of 3 Violas
3Violas: The magical sounds of 3 violas - We are an Amsterdam trio, consisting of viola players Hessel Moeselaar, Floris Faber and Geerten Feller. Since its founding in 2015, we are now an ensemble that is conquering a serious place in the Dutch (classical) music scene. This is partly due to our adventurous and broad view of not only classical, but also pop, minimal, electronic and film music. Where we used to be inspired by other artists, we are increasingly creating our own sound by composing the music entirely ourselves. Besides our own arrangements and compositions, our improvisations are an integral part of the repertoire. This makes every performance of 3VIOLAS unique and unpredictable. Where we used to be inspired by other artists, we are increasingly creating our own sound by composing the music entirely ourselves. Besides our own arrangements and compositions, our improvisations are an integral part of the repertoire. This makes every performance of 3VIOLAS unique and unpredictable. All three of us come from the Conservatory in Amsterdam. And all three come from the viola class of Marjolein Dispa. Maybe you know us from the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam. In addition, we played at festivals such as the Uitmarkt, Ruigklassiek and Entrée Late Night in the Concertgebouw and we have given various performances in collaboration with organisations such as 'Talking Trees' and 'Classical Music Rave'. We have also been regularly heard on Radio4. Since 2019, 3VIOLAS is Artist in Residence at VondelCS in Amsterdam; the media and culture lab of the AVROTROS. In collaboration with VondelCS we organized the new series MindViolness. We hope that we can delight and surprise you with our music on Yoors. Below is a video in which you will get an impression of our performance at Grachtenfestival in 2019. - #muziek #music #altviool #3violas #classicmusic #grachtenfestival #Feller #Moeselaar #Faber #video #videoclip #optreden Video credits: Nander Circle