|New paths, Groningen|
(original date of this entry: August 10, 2013)
|Gazelle for hire (Brian Jones photo)|
|Leaving Groningen via the LF-14b.|
|Groningen - Houwerzijl via LF-14|
We had a vegetarian dinner with our hosts, Dick and Flora. They sell second-hand books out of the ground floor shop of their dwelling, which has an unusual design, the upper level of brick, the lower of stuccoed concrete with stylized moldings between the two. Dick also runs a retro print shop. Using an old-fashioned press he prints books of poems, cards and other instant relics. Flora, a beanpole of a woman with a ready smile, teaches people to make paper roses. The two had met in Groningen where they studied, then decided to move out to the sticks -- Houwerzijl is about 30 km northwest of Groningen. They say they like it. They're not alone: apparently there are other culturally minded urbanites dwelling there. Continued ...
|Dick & Flora's place, Houwerzijl (Brian Jones photos)|