Groningen from the outside, from the South-West to the North-East, around the West, always under the eye of the Martinitoren.
New houses in Eelderwolde, just in the province of Drenthe.
From the Kraanland, (crane land), former marsh, the most Western part of the Gorecht, the jurisdiction around the former King’s court in Groningen, the Martinitoren peaks above the tree line.
Behind the flood fields of the sugar factory, where sediments in process water deposit.
The sugar factory.
City outskirts in the polder De Held in Liewerderwolde, part of the Frisian shire Middag (middle isle).
Silhouette from the North West
This small mound, erected 50 BC alongside a stream, is thought to have been the house place of a headman Liewe, after whom this place was called Liewerd (mound of Liewe), and the former peat moor to the South Liewerderwolde.
Canal crossing with locks and pumping station.
A Groninger tjalk heading for the Wadden Sea
Friendly bull with other cattle
Along the former meanders of the river Hunze under the eye of the Martinitoren, close to the triple country point of Middag, Gorecht, and Ubbega (upper shire).
Water mill in a former river meander that has been lowered by the mediaeval removal of the upper layer of clay for bricks.
Many lines in the province converge on the Martinitoren.
Silhouette from the North.
The following seven church towers have all been photographed from the same point …
… three towers in Bedum. The thick slanted one is the oldest of all, dating from the 11th century AD, when this was the pilgrimage of Saint Walfridus …
… Noordwolde …
… Zuidwolde …
… and Martinitoren and Akerk in Groningen.
Zuidwolde along the canal Boterdiep, which, as the name shows, carried dairy to the market in Groningen.
There is a café over there.