Gouda, Gouda! I serenade you, with Mr Dullemond's Song by MrJoop

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Written by school teacher, Mr Dirk Dullemond, in 1931, I am amazed at how it still connects with me, so much.
Such a clever, simple description, set to music, of the City of Gouda and of what it’s like to revisit – the city/town, where I was born.
How could he have known that, in 1931?
He organised annual weeks at the seaside for children, from Gouda who could benefit from a week at the seaside.
At least one year, my parents volunteered to be leaders and I needed to come along, as I was an only child.
This capture is of the scene where later that night, in December 2009, I would once again, witness: Gouda by Candlelight.
At night I wondered how warmly the children were dressed, as they sang the carols, conducted from that little stand.
Preparations were in full swing, when I arrived from The Hague to see all this again – as I’d done, 30 years earlier.

In 1969, I enrolled in the “Art Teachers Conversion Course”. It was my first experience of formal art lessons. Soon other interests prevailed, until, I had lunch, in Hazelhurst and then enjoyed the art classes there. Culminating in my exhibition, in 2008.

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  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 4 years ago

    Het bekende en erg mooie stadhuis op de markt!

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