Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Armchair Travelogue to Holland & Belgium

Chet and Glenna Pinkham, our library travel gurus present Holland and Belgium in Springtime on Wednesday evening June 22 at 6:30 pm. Their Power point presentation will have gorgeous photos of tulips and walking on cobblestone streets in 500 year old cities like: Antwerp, Ghent, Veere, Hoorn, Enkhulzen, and Amsterdam. Highlights of the tour involved visiting the Kinderdijk windmills. A site of nineteen 18th century windmills that are still lived in. Another place they visited was the Delta Works Flood Control Project built from 1960 to 1990, truly a wonder of the modern world. The spring flowers were in their prime as we went to the Keukenhof Flower Park - 70 acres of landscaped gardens, streams, fountains, and buildings. For Glenna the site she most wanted to visit was the Aalsmeer Flower Auction where about ten million flowers are sold daily (throughout the year) and shipped around the world. The public is invited to attend.


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