Today I had planned to go to the museum in this museumweekend when lots of museums are freely accessible, but the weather was so beautiful! And I didn't have time to visit on saturday because youngest had been to the hospital on friday and still needed lots of attention, ofcourse.
So off we went today for a little bikeride, following the road to were I sometimes work.... When I ride on my bike the shortest way out of town I see this old church, just about 1 km from my house...
This church has been mentioned for the first time in the year 1121. It has been restored beautiful.
And I do like to have a look at this mill..
A pity we couldn't visit it today..
And on we went through the village of Warnsveld, and through the woods..
This used to be the entry, gasthuis means hospital, kind of.
These parts of this institution still are on the grounds of Groot Graffel, which was the original name. These grounds had been bought in 1899 to found a hospital for the insane, a lunatic asylum, as mental ill people were called those days. There was a great demand for places, and the hospital grew very fast. Patients slept in big dormitories, nowadays they have their own room, most of the time.
The building above is one of the original ones, no patients here ofcourse nowadays, only the board.
And on we went, another way back home..
This is the Huis 't Velde, which is inter alia used by the police for conferences and so..
And we crossed the river De Berkel ..
This is a little weir, on the left you can see a place to get out your canoe if you travel that way. I've done this lots of time upstream near Lochem..
Huis de Voorst has been build in 1695, nowadays it can be used for weddings or other great parties. And you can stay there, but not in the main building.
And river De Berkel again..
We didn't make a long ride today, but it was so nice. It smelled good, spring is arriving. Birds are singing.