This rural picture shows the former small ferry inn, once called “Café Landlust”, on the southern side of the River Lek at Culemborg. Administratively it belongs to the village of Schalkwijk. Today it is just a farm though on its wall you still find the little plate “volledige vergunning” (which means they served all sorts of drinks). Quite often you may have got wet feet at this place as it lies in the foreland in front of the dike, just a few meters above the normal level of the river.
There is a beautiful old picture of the inn on Flickr here:
An aspect which strikes the eye on this picture is the very modern street pattern, typical for more and more small country-roads here in the Netherlands. The red strokes are for the cyclists. As many school-children coming from the villages south of the river and going to secondary schools at Culemborg use the ferry, their journey will certainly be a lot safer due to this modern street design.
With thanks to my deviantARt-friend Sander van den Berg who gave me vital information about the inn. Since five years he has a very beautiful gallery here:
Near Culemborg/The Netherlands, 19th December 2008, 3.02 pm
Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-200 mm at 18 mm
F 5,6, 1/320, ISO 200