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: http://www.planetware.com/utrecht/mariaplaats-n... )
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Pentax 18-55 lens
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