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Groningen and Corbijn
Sunday, June 25, 2000; posted by Paris

This past Friday we took the 2.5 hour train ride to Groningen - one of the largest, northern-most cities of the Netherlands. This city is known as a university town and a major commercial center of the northern provinces.

We went to see the Anton Corbijn foto exhibit "25 Years' Work" at the Groninger Museum. The museum is a multi-colored, swirly, disjointed modern building (sorry, no fotos) just outside of the train station.

The exhibit was spectacular. There were about 7 rooms filled with images. One room had monitors showing all of the music videos Corbijn has directed. The music from the videos was played throughout the exhibit. Images of U2, famous artists and bands, color, black and white, experimental. Great stuff.

These are some docks along the canal.

The Martinikerk which dates to 1230 and was begun as a Romanesque-Gothic cruciform basilica sits on the Grote Markt.

Click here to hear the bells (56k).

The bells keep playing (91kb).

A beautiful building built in 1635 sits alongside the Grote Markt. The Grote Markt is the location of one of the largest daily markets in the Netherlands.

Some old buildings near the University.

Lisa, me and unknown passenger on the train back from Groningen.

This is the Postma Chocolate shop (founded in 1910). It is loaded with chocolate, candy, and other treats. Inside it looks as if nothing has changed in 90 years.

The Groningen train station. Built in the late 1800's, it is truly a cathedral to railway transportation. The vaulted main concourse has religious murals on the walls and ceiling. If you look closely at the top of the station a wheel with wings stands where a cross could be.

The university.

One of the stained glass windows in the main hall of the university.