Photoshoot Mantingerzand

My boyfriend likes to take pictures. And that comes in handy sometimes 😊. Last weekend I spent it with him in the beautiful province of Drenthe.

The landscape is so different from where I live in the West of Holland.  More natural and wide open spaces. Bit rugged plains with old trees, heaths, sheep and woodland forest as intended. The farms look different too with thatched roofes and big wooden doors.  Very cool to take pictures.

So with two bags full of shawls and a vague description of an unknown piece of Drenthe we left Sunday morning to do a photoshoot to the small village ‘Mantingen’ . It was drizzling a bit but that did not spoil the fun.

We got this tip from a lady who described the site as “magical and rugged” . As soon as I heard that I wanted to see it!.

From a small country road you first drive through those typical Drenthe villages with large wooden farmhouses, each one breathtakinh in itself. And then suddenly there was the ‘Mantingerzand’ . Yellow tall grass waving gently in the wind and scattered like confetti were ancient juniper trees / shrubs. Very characteristic for the sand they grow on.

Two bags full of wraps , and off we went. Through the rain sometimes mossy surface which was slippery and you had to be very careful where you walked. After a small hill and a curve there was an open field. Breathtaking. Especially because the weather was a little hazy Idd it was a magical atmosphere. Perfect for my colorful shawls.

The polleviewrap ‘s are the best enjoyed if you spread your arms and hold them against your back for a photo. So you see how big it is and how it looks overall.  So those are a bit standard poses. And as we hoped , the colors really stood out in this rugged poece of nature. Luckily it stopped drizzling so we had the time to take pictures of all the wraps  in different  poses, and also enjoy the beautiful nature. Here we’ll be back again in another season for some more awesome pictures.


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  1. Leuke foto’s zijn het geworden…vooral die ene waar je net met hè gezicht nog boven de stapel uit komt is erg leuk!

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