Today 100 households in Amersfoort turn their gardens into a stage for in total 300 performances. Two blocks down our road a few neighbours opened up their garden too. Turns out they were both actually part of the band programmed to play there. They played in their own garden 🙂

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Great weather, good opportunity to meet some neighbours for the first time.

Forgotten Literature

There’s a book on the window sill, next to the balcony. One can easily imagine someone reading in the open window while enjoying the sun, then putting the book down to answer the door for a friend passing by who invited the reader to a drink outside on a terrace. Returning home later in the evening, the reader closed the windows and drew the curtains. The book forgotten on the sill. Maybe if the reader wakes up, sometime after we finish our morning coffee on the terrace across the street, and opens the curtains and windows, the book will be found.

(Amersfoort city center this morning)

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Next Sunday the yearly ‘garden jaunts’ event takes place in Amersfoort. Over 100 households open their garden to the public, and in each garden there will be performances of a local artist, musician, band or author. A paper was provided door to door with an overview, allowing everyone to plan a route. For every part of town the open garden and the programmed artists are listed. We’ll likely go to see a band play in a garden just down our street. A fun way to explore the city and meet more of our neighbours.

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Routes in every part of town.
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The route in our area, Vathorst