Sunday, October 30, 2011

Two sets of autumn fruit

In October we took a few walks through the "green heart" of the Netherlands. Beautiful and threatened agricultural land between the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague. Exciting for the psychogeographer with its patchwork of meadows, hedgerows, old villages and modern suburbs. Ancient medieval territory where history can be touched. But in places it has been erased completely.

Apples in left column were found in the wild
(garden in Harmelen, fortress in Utrecht).
Apples and pears in right column were bought from roadside box
(farm in Westbroek, orchard in Montfoort).
During our walks I foraged apples and pears. Sometimes I found them in the grass along the road and sometimes I bought them from a roadside box. What a joy to get wild and free fruit straight from nature! It feels much better than the imprisoned fruit from the supermarket.

Apples and pears were bought at the supermarket.

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