Take me to church – Muziek in de Cathrien

Every Saturday, here in Eindhoven, there is held a different music activity at St. Catharinakerk, in the city Centrum. Last saturday, january 16, my father took me to listen to the Vocaal Ensemble Melos, which consisted of twelve female choir singers, along with dirigent Lucas Vis. For only 7 euros, we got to appreciate a beautiful moment of beautiful music from beautiful angelical voices. Among other works, they sang songs of Johannes Brahms, Max Reger and Giuseppe Verdi. I was the youngest person there, as most of the audience were aged people, who were wise enough and had enough culture and sensibility to enjoy classical music. It was a really relaxing moment when I could just get immersed in the choir’s voices.

After the show I walked around the church, to discover and photograph its wonders. It has a gothic style, full of interesting architectural features and has many amazing stained glass windows.

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I leave every church I visit with my mouth open, as they are all so amazing.

Have you ever been to a church to listen to music? Have you ever been to this church? Let me know!

Wandering around Eindhoven marktplein

I am back in The Netherlands!!! I am going to spend a couple of weeks in this country and there are so many places I want to visit and see!

Every Saturday, it is held a street market in Eindhoven, known as the Eindhoven Marktplein. I love street markets because they are so fresh and full of colour, so I decided to visit this one. Despite the cold, the sun was shining that morning.

People could by flowers of every kind, specially tulips, fruit and vegetables, pastery, clothing, bicycle gear and also eat local traditional street food.

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At lunch I tried some Kibbeling, which consists of battered chunks of deep fried fish, served with a mayo and garlic sauce. It is delicious!!!

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Kibbeling. Great to snack in the cold weather.

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eindhoveninbeeld

Ik dacht aan U zooeven

In deze schoone dreven.

En zend U van hier uit deze stad

De mooiste kaart, die te koop men had.

I loved this experience. Tell me in the comment section what you think of street markets and if you enjoy visiting them!