Romanesque cloister gallery and herb garden - Utrecht by steppeland

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This is Utrecht
Mariaplaats, Utrecht, the Netherlands
National Heritage site

This Romanesque cloister of St Maria, gallery and herb garden is all that remains of a church founded by King Henry IV in the 11th century and demolished in the 19th century.

While situated in the centre of Utrecht, and often flooded by tourists and students, this is one of the most quiet and lovely little corners in Utrecht I know.
I love to go sit there for a little while on a bench, when I am in Utrecht – enjoying the herb garden, the beautiful architecture, and the music coming from the windows of the adjacent music school…

Mariaplaats, behind the House of Arts and Sciences (Gebouw voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen; 1840), with a music school and halls for theatrical performances and lectures, which was burned down in 1988 – (source: )

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Pentax 18-55 lens

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

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  • steppeland
    steppelandover 4 years ago

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Wonderful architecture and history!

  • Thanks a lot! :)

    – steppeland

  • greenstone
    greenstoneover 4 years ago

    what an amazing place and beautifully caught!!!!!!!

  • It really is a marvellous place! Thank you, my friend! :)

    – steppeland

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Great capture!!!
    Please consider putting this into the Which Way group.

  • Thank you so much, Cee – and yes, of course… I didn’t think of it like that, but surely it is a walkway… so… on my way to the ‘which way’ group! :)

    – steppeland

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 4 years ago

    Wonderful pov and capture.

  • Thank you so much, my friend!

    – steppeland

  • fezoj64
    fezoj64over 4 years ago

    Very good photo,excellent composition. ..Jozef

  • Thank you for the compliment, Jozef, much appreciated!

    – steppeland

  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarelliover 4 years ago

    Great shot, fantastic composition and marvellous listed building! Instant fav! greetings from Italy, DANIELA

  • Thank you so much for the great compliment, Daniela – forgive me for the delay in reply :)

    – steppeland

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