Thursday, August 6, 2015

Summer Evening by the Lake

Within ‘bicycle distance’ from the village where I grew up (see my previous two posts) there is a little lake.

Well, at least back in my mid/late teens and in nice summer weather and before I got my driver’s license it was (had to be) bicycle distance - even to the farthest corner of the lake. Up and down a few hills (and kilometres) on the narrow curvy tarmac road towards Town; then turn right into an even narrower dirt road with further ups and downs and curves…

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… and this is where you eventually end up: A small summer camp/café/hostel kind of place, owned by one of the ‘free’ churches in town. I was curious to see if it still looked the same (after 40 years). And except for a few minor changes and modernisations (like a larger deck along the front, and WCs in the old outhouse), it pretty much did. Including a group of teens still playing beach volleyball on the lawn.

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18 comments:

  1. what a stunning view! many buildings from my childhood have been torn day; it's nice that this is continuing to be a place for the young.

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    1. It does have a great view Norma, but no space to expand so I guess that's why it has not changed much. :)

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  2. a pretty view at the lake! thanks for linking to good fences!

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  3. It's a very beautiful place, and I am glad the building is still the same and looks so well cared for. Your holiday truly was a trip down memory lane, Monica, wasn't it!

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    1. Yes Meike, in many ways it was :) With my 60th birthday approaching (and 40 years since I moved away from there), it felt like a good time to revisit this area with a lot of early memories attached.

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  4. What a pretty view of the lake, great fence find! Have a happy day!

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  5. Gorgeous view of the lake and great variety of fences.

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  6. i love love love the second photo. those trees on the water are magnificent. glad it stayed the same over all those years, there is to much that has changed completely

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    1. In a way it felt almost weird that it had not changed more, Sandra!

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  7. Looks like a lovely place. The lake is so pretty and I liked the looks of the hostel/decking.

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  8. A nice memory. The lake looks lovely!

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  9. Somethings may change but memories do not. Very nice place.

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  10. What a beautiful spot. I love lakes...this is so lovely.

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  11. A truly great place. Would love to visit there myself actually. Thanks for linking up with Friday My Town Shoot Out.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  12. I want to be there..looks so calming.

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